Josh Rawitch

PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Diamondbacks Senior VP of Content and Communications Josh Rawitch has booked a ticket to Cooperstown. Rawitch has been named the next President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, announced by the Diamondbacks.

Rawitch has spent 27 seasons working in baseball, including 10 years with the Diamondbacks. Before the Diamondbacks, he worked in the Los Angeles Dodger’s front office for 15 years. In his role as senior VP of Content and Communications, Rawitch has overseen player and media relations, broadcasting, social media, and more.

According to the National Baseball Hall of Fame website, Rawitch will become the eighth president in the 82-year history. Jeff Idelson has served as the interim president since former president Tim Mead stepped down in April.

“Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that four years later, I would have the opportunity to call this magical place my “office,” said Rawitch in a tweet. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues on the mission of preserving history, honoring excellence and connecting generations.”

Rawitch also served as an adjunct professor at Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching strategic sports communication. Rawitch will begin his new position in Cooperstown on September 9.

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