Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 43°15′05″N 81°08′38″W / 43.251435°N 81.143845°W / 43.251435; -81.143845

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

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

History[edit]

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[edit]

Since opening, 90 members have been inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. It includes professional ballplayers, amateurs, builders and honorary members who have helped popularize the sport in Canada.

In addition, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame also gives out the Tip O'Neill Award annually to the baseball player "judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to the highest ideals of the game of baseball."[1]

The Hall of Fame also awards the Jack Graney Award for Lifetime Media achievement. It was last awarded to Ian MacDonald of Montreal sports in 2009.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The facility in St. Marys also includes a baseball field designed by landscape architect Art Lierman of London, Ontario.

Pearson Cup on display[edit]

See: Pearson Cup

Rules for nominations[edit]

  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 31 of the year to be eligible for the following year.[3]

Inductees[edit]

Individuals[edit]

Teams / groups[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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[edit]