William Humber

Born (1949-09-09) September 9, 1949 (age 72)
Toronto, Ontario
OccupationAuthor, historian, educator
Alma materUniversity of Toronto, York University
GenresSports, history, environment
SubjectsBaseball, soccer, environment, history

Baseball career
Member of the Canadian
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William Arthur Humber CM (born September 9, 1949 in Toronto, Ontario)[1] is a Canadian sports historian, author, journalist, environmentalist, and educator.[2]

Personal profile

Humber was born in Toronto, Ontario. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1972, and a master's degree in environmental studies from York University in 1975.[2] Humber began working at Seneca College in 1977, where he served as a department chair, and the director of Eco-Seneca Initiatives, the college's department devoted to environmental educational initiatives.[3] He retired in December 2018.


Humber is the author of 12 books on baseball, sports, the environment, and his hometown of Bowmanville, Ontario.[3]

Baseball historian

Humber currently serves as a selector for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, and was a selector for Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and the Clarington Sports Hall of Fame.[3] In 1989, he was a subject specialist at the Royal Ontario Museum for an exhibit on baseball.[3] Humber was inducted in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on June 16, 2018.[1][4] He was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2021.[5]

Books by Humber


  1. ^ a b "William Humber | Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum". baseballhalloffame.ca. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  2. ^ a b "William Humber". Contemporary Authors. Detroit: Gale. 2002.
  3. ^ a b c d Canadian Who's Who. Toronto: Grey House Publishing. 2018.
  4. ^ The Canadian Press. The Globe and Mail. February 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "William Humber | Governor General of Canada". gg.ca. Retrieved 2021-12-29.