Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

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Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.jpg
Established 1983
Location St. Marys, Ontario, Canada
Type sports museum
Director Scott Crawford
Website www.baseballhalloffame.ca/

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is a museum located in St. Marys, Ontario, Canada. The museum commemorates great players, teams, and accomplishments of baseball in Canada.

History

The museum was founded in October 1983 in Toronto at Exhibition Place and later moved to Ontario Place theme park. In 1994, it moved to St. Marys. It is dedicated to preserving Canada's baseball heritage which dates back to June 4, 1838, when a game closely resembling today's baseball was played in Beachville, Ontario. The Hall gained some major attention when Pete Rose became eligible for earning his 4,000th hit with the Montreal Expos. However Rose has yet to be elected to the Hall.

Awards

Since opening, 111 individual members and teams have been inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame as of 2015.

This includes professional ballplayers, amateurs, builders, teams, and honorary members who have helped popularize the sport in Canada.

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.[1][2]

Facilities

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

Pearson Cup on display

See: Pearson Cup

Rules for nominations

  1. A player must be retired for 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 in 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.[3]

Inductees

Individuals

Teams / groups

See also

References

  1. Tip O'Neill Award at baseballhalloffame.ca; URL accessed July 2, 2009
  2. Jack Graney Award at baseballhalloffame.ca; URL accessed July 2, 2009
  3. Rules for Nominations at baseballhalloffame.ca; URL accessed July 2, 2009
  4. Inductees at baseballhalloffame.ca

External links