MYRON NOODLEMAN - Clown Prince of Baseball
POSTED: NOVEMBER 5, 2017
An open-to-the-public memorial service for Rick Hader and tribute to Myron Noodleman is scheduled for 1pm Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Destiny Church, 1700 S Aspen Ave, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012
POSTED: NOVEMBER 1, 2017
At 2:59am on this date, the world became a little less funny. Richard Hader passed from this world with his family and close friends at his side in Tulsa, OK.
Well wishes and donations to a Go Fund Me campaign for his family continue to pour in from friends, fans, students, sport administrators, media and fellow entertainers and teachers.
The Clown Prince of Baseball, the world's coolest nerd and beloved man will be missed.
Well done Rick.
Myron... you da Man!
POSTED: OCTOBER 31, 2017
With great sadness, we report that Rick Hader (the man behind Myron Noodleman) is currently in the final stages of life. Diagnosed earlier this year with a rare form of sinus cancer, Rick endured the surgery and treatment in hopes of a cure. Around the middle of October it was learned that the cancer had spread to his brain and now family and friends are gathered at the hospital in a vigil of love in preparation of the end. Updates will be posted here and at www.facebook.com/myronnoodleman. A Go Fund Me campaign that will go to Rick's beloved wife Kim is currently active at: https://www.gofundme.com/myron-noodleman-benefit
Thank you to all teams, fans and friends that experienced or shared the genius of Rick Hader as Myron Noodleman for so many years.
It all started as a Halloween costume contest. But putting Rick Hader in that self-made costume lauched a career that has greatly entertained millions of sports fans since the early 90's. A hip nerd, just hangin' with you at the ballpark, Myron's got moves and commentary for about any situation. Indeed he's known for his between innings skits or breaks in the action during other sports, but it's that up-close-and-personal touch that Myron brings that fans really love. He's an entertainer that is at his best when he plops down in an open seat anywhere in the crowd and that really wins over the fans.
Myron Noodleman is lumped with a relative small group of barnstorming sport entertainers that create special promotions at ballparks, stadiums and arenas everywhere. There are mascot type acts, circus acts, daredevils, professional cheerleaders and extreme acts. But Myron alone is carrying the torch for what would have been a dying breed - the baseball clown. Following in the footsteps of former acts who wore the crown of the Clown Prince of Baseball like Max Patkin (1940's to 90's), Al Schacht (20's-30's) and Arlie Latham (1800's) - Myron Noodleman was named the reigning Clown Prince in 2004 by Roland Hemond at a Mike Veeck "Fun is Good" seminar on Hilton Head. [See photo gallery for photos of all the Clown Princes]
A triple threat at any sport event, Myron can dance, sing and interact like nobody's business. The love that the fans have given back has solidified his position as an icon of the sports entertainment business. But always too busy bringing enhanced ballpark experiences to have time to gloat, Myron is off to the next town where the ballpark lights are bright, the beer is cold, the hotdogs are, well, hot, and the fans ready to be entertained.