As foolish as Petroskey's actions were, he is in little danger of losing his job because he answers only to one person: Jane Forbes Clark, the heiress to the Singer sewing machine fortune who runs the Hall of Fame—and the rest of the village of Cooperstown—with an iron fist. (Both Petroskey and Clark declined to be interviewed for this article.) Technically the Hall is a nonprofit educational institution run by a board of directors, but Clark, as chairperson of the board and also the Hall's main financial benefactor, controls the whole show. Her board of directors—a collection of famous baseball names that includes Bud Selig, Tom Seaver, and Brooks Robinson—generally stays out of the way and lets Clark do as she wishes.
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