COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -Dale Petroskey resigned Tuesday as president of the baseball Hall of Fame after its board's executive committee found he ``failed to exercise proper fiduciary responsibility.''
The Hall's executive committee said it found there were ``other business judgments that were not in the best interest of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.''
The Hall did not detail Petroskey's actions. Spokesman Brad Horn said the executive committee felt they weren't criminal and that he did not benefit personally from them.
Petroskey, who grew up in Michigan and worked as an usher at Tiger Stadium, joined the Hall in July 1999.
``I serve at the pleasure of the board, and accept the judgment of the executive committee,'' Petroskey said in a statement issued by the Hall.
Petroskey was in the office Tuesday when the decision was reached.
Former Yankees media relations director Jeff Idelson was appointed acting president. Idelson joined the Hall as director of public relations and promotions in 1994 and has been vice president for communications and education since 1999.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Bautista re-signs, Blue Jays 30/1 Jose Bautista is heading back to Toronto on a one-year deal. What are the current odds of the Blue Jays to win the World Series?
Thumbnail Jays, Bautista could be close to deal Could the Blue Jays be nearing a new deal with slugger Jose Bautista?
Thumbnail Red Sox favored to win AL Pennant The Boston Red Sox are favored to win the 2017 American League Pennant, while the defending champs have the next-best odds.
Thumbnail Updated 2017 NL Pennant Odds The Chicago Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 National League Pennant at 9/5, but which team is listed second?
Thumbnail Cubs remain World Series Favorites The Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 World Series while the Red Sox have the next-best odds according to oddsmakers.

MLB Team Pages