Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Temple de la renommée du baseball canadien
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame logo.png
Established1982
Location386 Church Street South
St. Marys, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates43°15′05″N 81°08′38″W / 43.251435°N 81.143845°W / 43.251435; -81.143845Coordinates: 43°15′05″N 81°08′38″W / 43.251435°N 81.143845°W / 43.251435; -81.143845
TypeSports museum
DirectorScott Crawford
ChairpersonJeremy Diamond
CuratorChristi Hudson
Websitewww.baseballhalloffame.ca

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (French: Temple de la renommée du baseball canadien) is a museum located in St. Marys, Ontario, Canada. The museum commemorates great players, teams, and accomplishments of baseball in Canada.

History

Tip O'Neill was one of the first players inducted to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
Tip O'Neill was one of the first players inducted to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
Umpire Ernie Quigley was inducted in 2021.
Umpire Ernie Quigley was inducted in 2021.

The museum was founded in November 1982 in Toronto at Exhibition Place and later moved to Ontario Place theme park. In August 1994, it was awarded to St. Marys, Ontario, and in June 1998 the doors officially opened in St. Marys. On November 23, 2017, construction began on a 2,500-square-foot (230 m2) expansion to the museum, including a secure archive facility, library, new entrance, and auditorium/exhibition space. The re-designed museum opened to the public on April 27, 2019.[1]

The Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated to preserving Canada's baseball heritage which dates back to June 4, 1838, when a game which very closely resembled today's game of baseball was played in Beachville, Ontario.[1]

In 2021, Helen Callaghan, who had played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), became the first woman individually inducted to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame; the Hall had previously inducted, as a group in 1998, all Canadian women who played in the AAGPBL.[2]

In early 2022, the Hall of Fame was criticized for not inducting the Chatham Coloured All-Stars, the first Black team to win an Ontario Baseball Association title.[3][4][5]

Awards

Since opening, over 125 individual members have been inducted into the hall.[6] This includes professional and amateur players, builders, administrators, umpires, broadcasters, writers, and honorary members who have helped popularize the sport in Canada. Several teams or groups have also been inducted.[6] Multiple members of the hall have also been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, as players, managers, or executives; several others have been recipients of the Ford C. Frick Award or BBWAA Career Excellence Award.

In addition, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame awards the Tip O'Neill Award annually to the Canadian baseball player "judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to the highest ideals of the game of baseball" and the Jack Graney Award for Lifetime Media Achievement.[7][8]

Facilities

The 32-acre (13 ha) facility in St. Marys also includes four baseball fields designed by landscape architect Art Lierman of London, Ontario.

The Pearson Cup—awarded to the winner of an annual exhibition game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos from 1978 to 1986—is on display at the museum.

Rules for nominations

  1. A player must be retired for at least three years.
  2. Must receive 75 percent of the vote to be inducted.
  3. If the person is not Canadian he must have done something significant with respect to baseball in Canada.
  4. The person nominated will stay on the ballot for nine years as long as he receives a minimum of one vote every two years.
  5. All information must be in by December 1 of the year to be eligible for the following year.[9]

Inductees

dagger Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York
(includes Ford C. Frick Award and BBWAA Career Excellence Award recipients)

Individuals

Name Role(s) Born Year inducted
City Province or state Country
Bob Addy Player Port Hope Ontario Canada 2021
Roberto Alomar dagger Player Ponce Puerto Rico 2010
Felipe Alou Manager Haina Dominican Republic 2015
Sparky Anderson dagger Manager Bridgewater South Dakota United States 2007
Jimmy Archer Player Dublin Ireland 1990
Gord Ash Executive Toronto Ontario Canada 2019
Nat Bailey Builder Saint Paul Minnesota United States 2013
Jason Bay Player Trail British Columbia Canada 2019
Paul Beeston Builder Welland Ontario Canada 2002
Richard Bélec Builder Montreal Quebec Canada 2003
George Bell Player San Pedro de Macorís Dominican Republic 2013
Reno Bertoia Player San Vito al Tagliamento Italy 1988
Andy Bilesky Builder Trail British Columbia Canada 1984
Ted Bowsfield Player Vernon British Columbia Canada 1988
Charles Bronfman Builder Montreal Quebec Canada 1984
Bob Brown Builder Scranton Pennsylvania United States 1989
Tom Burgess Player London Ontario Canada 1992
Carmen Bush Builder Toronto Ontario Canada 1985
James F. Cairns Executive Lawrenceville Quebec Canada 2021
Helen Callaghan Player Vancouver British Columbia Canada 2021
Gary Carter dagger Player Culver City California United States 2001
Joe Carter Player Oklahoma City Oklahoma United States 2003
Ray Carter Executive Nanaimo British Columbia Canada 2017
Tom Cheek dagger Broadcaster Pensacola Florida United States 2013
Nig Clarke Player Amherstburg Ontario Canada 1996
Jimmy Claxton Player Wellington British Columbia Canada 2021
Reggie Cleveland Player Swift Current Saskatchewan Canada 1986
Frank Colman Player London Ontario Canada 1999
Murray Cook Player, GM, Scout Sackville New Brunswick Canada 2014
Jack Kent Cooke Builder Hamilton Ontario Canada 1985
Rhéal Cormier Player Moncton New Brunswick Canada 2012
Ronald Cullen Builder Toronto Ontario Canada 1996
Charlie Culver Player Buffalo New York United States 2021
Andre Dawson dagger Player Miami Florida United States 2004
Carlos Delgado Player Aguadilla Puerto Rico 2015
Ryan Dempster Player Gibsons British Columbia Canada 2019
Jacques Doucet Broadcaster Montreal Quebec Canada 2020
John Ducey Builder, Umpire Buffalo New York United States 1983
Rob Ducey Player Toronto Ontario Canada 2013
Bob Elliott dagger Writer Kingston Ontario Canada 2015
Bob Emslie Player, Umpire Guelph Ontario Canada 1986
Jim Fanning Builder Chicago Illinois United States 2000
Tony Fernández Player San Pedro de Macorís Dominican Republic 2008
Russ Ford Player Brandon Manitoba Canada 1987
Dick Fowler Player Toronto Ontario Canada 1985
Jeff Francis Player Vancouver British Columbia Canada 2022
Hippo Galloway Player Buffalo New York United States 2021
Cito Gaston Manager San Antonio Texas United States 2002
George Gibson Player London Ontario Canada 1987
Pat Gillick dagger Builder, GM Chico California United States 1997
Roland Gladu Player Montreal Quebec Canada 2021
Jack Graney dagger Player, Broadcaster St. Thomas Ontario Canada 1984
Calvin Griffith Owner Montreal Quebec Canada 2010
Vladimir Guerrero dagger Player Nizao Dominican Republic 2017
John Haar Builder, Coach Vancouver British Columbia Canada 2007
Roy Halladay dagger Player Denver Colorado United States 2017
Vern Handrahan Player Charlottetown Prince Edward Island Canada 2021
Peter Hardy Builder London Ontario Canada 2004
Bill Harris Player Duguayville New Brunswick Canada 2008
Ron Hayter Builder Regina Saskatchewan Canada 2006
Jeff Heath Player Fort William Ontario Canada 1988
Tom Henke Player Kansas City Missouri United States 2011
Pat Hentgen Player Detroit Michigan United States 2016
John Hiller Player Toronto Ontario Canada 1985
Doug Hudlin Umpire Victoria British Columbia Canada 2017
William Humber Historian Toronto Ontario Canada 2018
Arthur Irwin Player Toronto Ontario Canada 1989
Ferguson Jenkins dagger Player Chatham Ontario Canada 1987
Oscar Judd Player Rebecca Ontario Canada 1986
Corey Koskie Player Anola Manitoba Canada 2015
Tony Kubek dagger Player, Broadcaster Milwaukee Wisconsin United States 2016
Joseph Lannin Builder Lac-Beauport Quebec Canada 2004
Tommy Lasorda dagger Player, Manager Norristown Pennsylvania United States 2006
George Lee Builder Toronto Ontario Canada 1998
Phil Marchildon Player Penetanguishene Ontario Canada 1983
Dennis Martínez Player Granada Nicaragua 2016
Pedro Martínez dagger Player Manoguayabo Dominican Republic 2018
Bobby Mattick Builder Sioux City Iowa United States 1999
Kirk McCaskill Player Kapuskasing Ontario Canada 2003
Don McDougall Builder Charlottetown Prince Edward Island Canada 2002
John McHale Builder Detroit Michigan United States 1997
Manny McIntyre Player Devon New Brunswick Canada 2021
Dave McKay Player, Coach Vancouver British Columbia Canada 2001
Jim McKean Umpire Montreal Quebec Canada 2004
Larry McLean Player Fredericton New Brunswick Canada 2006
Doug Melvin Builder Chatham Ontario Canada 2012
Roy Miller Player Chatham Ontario Canada 2009
Justin Morneau Player New Westminster British Columbia Canada 2020
Lloyd Moseby Player Portland Arkansas United States 2018
Rocky Nelson Player Portsmouth Ohio United States 1987
Wayne Norton Player Winnipeg Manitoba Canada 2016
John Olerud Player Seattle Washington United States 2020
Tip O'Neill Player Springfield Ontario Canada 1983
Frank O'Rourke Player Hamilton Ontario Canada 1996
Joe Page Executive London England 2021
Lester B. Pearson Builder Toronto Ontario Canada 1983
Bill Phillips Player Saint John New Brunswick Canada 2010
Ron Piché Player Verdun Quebec Canada 1988
Bob Prentice Builder Toronto Ontario Canada 1986
Terry Puhl Player Melville Saskatchewan Canada 1995
Paul Quantrill Player London Ontario Canada 2010
Ernest C. Quigley Umpire Newcastle New Brunswick Canada 2021
Hector Racine Executive La Prairie Quebec Canada 2021
Tim Raines dagger Player Sanford Florida United States 2013
Jimmy Rattlesnake Player Hobbema Alberta Canada 2021
Claude Raymond Player, Broadcaster Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Quebec Canada 1984
Jim Ridley Player, Coach, Scout Toronto Ontario Canada 2014
Sherry Robertson Player Montreal Quebec Canada 2007
Jackie Robinson dagger Player Cairo Georgia United States 1991
Steve Rogers Player Jefferson City Missouri United States 2005
Ron Roncetti Builder Rome Italy 1998
Goody Rosen Player Toronto Ontario Canada 1984
Allan Roth Statistician Montreal Quebec Canada 2010
Jean-Pierre Roy Player Montreal Quebec Canada 2021
Gladwyn Scott Administration Hamiota Manitoba Canada 2008
George Selkirk Player Huntsville Ontario Canada 1983
Frank Shaughnessy Player, Builder Amboy Illinois United States 1983
Dave Shury Builder Wilkie Saskatchewan Canada 2002
William Shuttleworth Player, Executive Brantford Ontario Canada 2016
Harry Simmons Builder New York City New York United States 2002
Allan Simpson Writer Kelowna British Columbia Canada 2011
Bill Slack Coach, Manager Petrolia Ontario Canada 2002
George Sleeman Builder Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario Canada 1999
Pop Smith Player Digby Nova Scotia Canada 2005
Bernie Soulliere Builder Windsor Ontario Canada 2009
Matt Stairs Player Saint John New Brunswick Canada 2015
Howard Starkman Executive Toronto Ontario Canada 2016
Rusty Staub Player New Orleans Louisiana United States 2012
Ron Stead Player London Ontario Canada 2006
Dave Stieb Player Santa Ana California United States 2005
Ron Taylor Player Toronto Ontario Canada 1985
Fred Thomas Player Windsor Ontario Canada 2021
Rob Thomson Coach Sarnia Ontario Canada 2019
Dave Van Horne dagger Broadcaster Easton Pennsylvania United States 2014
Larry Walker dagger Player Maple Ridge British Columbia Canada 2009
Tim Wallach Player Huntington Park California United States 2014
Duane Ward Player Los Ojos New Mexico United States 2020
Pete Ward Player Montreal Quebec Canada 1991
Ernie Whitt Player Detroit Michigan United States 2009
Peter Widdrington Executive Toronto Ontario Canada 2008
Jimmy Williams Player, Coach Toronto Ontario Canada 1991
George Wood Player Pownal Prince Edward Island Canada 2011
Roy Yamamura Manager Vancouver British Columbia Canada 2021
Harold Younker Trainer Auburn Washington United States 2005

Groups

Name Year(s) honored Location Year inducted
Canadian-born AAGPBL players 1943–1954 Canada 1998
Asahi baseball team 1914–1941 Vancouver, British Columbia 2003
Beachville & Zorra amateur teams 1838 Ontario 1988
London Tecumsehs 1877 London, Ontario 2021
National Youth Team 1991 Brandon, Manitoba 1992
Team Canada 2011 Lagos de Moreno, Mexico 2012
Team Canada 2015 Ajax, Ontario 2017

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Our History". Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
  2. ^ Davidi, Shi (November 4, 2021). "Callaghan set to be first woman inducted individually into Canada Baseball HOF". Sportsnet. Retrieved December 19, 2021.
  3. ^ "OPINION: All Star snub". Chatham Voice. Chatham-Kent, Ontario. February 10, 2022. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  4. ^ Kennedy, Ian (February 21, 2022). "Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame snubs historic all-Black team for 5th straight year". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  5. ^ Brown, Mark (March 22, 2022). "Hatfield calls for Black team's induction to Canadian baseball hall". Windsor News Today. Windsor, Ontario. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Inductees". Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
  7. ^ Tip O'Neill Award Archived 2011-08-26 at the Wayback Machine at baseballhalloffame.ca; accessed July 2, 2009
  8. ^ Jack Graney Award Archived 2011-08-26 at the Wayback Machine at baseballhalloffame.ca; accessed July 2, 2009
  9. ^ Rules for Nominations Archived 2011-08-26 at the Wayback Machine at baseballhalloffame.ca; URL accessed July 2, 2009