February 2018

Welcome to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum e-newsletter. Within this e-newsletter we plan to keep you informed of all the exciting events and happenings with the Hall of Fame!

Pedro Martinez, Lloyd Moseby and William Humber to be inducted into
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

The Montreal Expos’ only Cy Young Award winner, the first Toronto Blue Jays outfielder to win a Silver Slugger Award and Canada’s premier baseball historian will form the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s induction class of 2018.

Former Montreal Expos superstar Pedro Martinez, long-time standout Toronto Blue Jays centre fielder Lloyd Moseby and Canada’s foremost baseball historian Bill Humber will be inducted in a ceremony to take place on June 16 at the Hall of Fame grounds in St. Marys, Ont.

“Each of this year’s inductees has had a tremendous influence on baseball in this country,” said Scott Crawford, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s director of operations. “Pedro Martinez and Lloyd Moseby are two of the most successful and beloved stars to have played for major league teams in Canada and Bill Humber’s commitment to promoting the history of the game in this country has been unparalleled.”

Read more HERE.
22nd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic & Banquet
- June 15

We, the volunteers with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, invite you to participate in our 22nd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic. This is a first rate event that you will always remember with fondness in future years. Thank you to all golfers who have supported us over the past 21 years in raising funds and recognition for this national entity.

The tournament provides an excellent opportunity for you to join three friends on the golf course with one of our invited celebrities. The 2018 celebrities so far are the 2018 inductees Pedro Martinez, Lloyd Moseby and Bill Humber, plus Fergie Jenkins and many others.

Read more details HERE.
2018 Membership Drive

With spring training just around the corner, it’s a great time to be both a fan of baseball and a member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum! 

The 2018 Induction weekend (June 14-16) includes many great events including the 22nd annual celebrity golf classic and banquet and the induction ceremony. The 2018 Inductees are Toronto Blue Jays legendary outfielder Lloyd Moseby, Montreal Expos Cy Young award winning pitcher Pedro Martinez and Canada’s top baseball historian Bill Humber.  

As you are aware from your past membership, membership offers you special privileges at Induction weekend:

Early access to autograph session – All members
Reserved seating during the induction Ceremony – Elite members
Reserved 4th row seating at the induction ceremony & Celebrity Golf Banquet tickets – Home Run members
Reserved 3rd row seating & recognition at the induction ceremony – Grand Slam members
VIP inductee dinner – Home Run and Grand Slam members

Read more details HERE.
"Cooperstowners in Canada" trivia question

This Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee played both professional baseball and professional hockey. Can you name him?

Though his father was a professional hockey player, he opted for a career in baseball after starring in both sports at the University of Vermont. A finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, as the top U.S. college player, he was selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the 4th round of the 1981 draft.  He was also drafted by the California Angels in 1982 and went on to play 12 years of professional baseball.

Answer near the bottom of the newsletter.
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum expansion and renovation update

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to announce that the expansion of its current museum in St. Marys, Ontario is moving along well and will be completed in 2018.

The Hall is teaming up with Marklevitz Architects Inc. from Stratford and BaAM Productions from Toronto to develop a 2,500-square-foot expansion to the current museum, as well as a renovation to the inside of the existing structure. This project is made possible by a number of generous private donations and funding through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

Read more HERE.
2016 Inductee Wayne Norton passes away

We are saddened to learn of the passing of 2016 inductee Wayne Norton. Wayne was a Canadian baseball pioneer and one of the most respected baseball voices our country has ever had. He was a skilled player, a trailblazing coach and a relentlessly excellent scout. In recent years, as he battled ALS with strength, courage and dignity, he was a true inspiration. We would like to extend our condolences to his wife Trudy and his family.

Born in 1942 in Winnipeg, MB, Norton played in 1,206 minor league games – including five seasons in Triple-A – before becoming a trailblazing baseball executive and scout in Canada. In the mid-1970s, Norton founded and established Baseball Canada’s Junior National Team and he became a long-time coach and manager for the organization, while doubling as a part-time scout for the Montreal Expos. He also managed Canada’s Pan Am Games team in 1975, prior to helping to launch Baseball B.C. two years later.

Read more HERE.
Joey Votto wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s
Tip O’Neill Award

For the seventh time in eight years, Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto has won the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award.

Canada’s baseball shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to baseball’s highest ideals.

“Joey Votto has had several outstanding major league seasons, but 2017 might have been his best yet,” said Scott Crawford, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s director of operations. “And through his charitable efforts, he continues to be a wonderful ambassador for the game of baseball. We’re proud to honour him with this award.”

Read more HERE.
"Cooperstowners in Canada" trivia question answer.
2003 Inductee Kirk McCaskill played Major League Baseball with California and Chicago White Sox from 1985-96 and played one season in the American Hockey League’s Sherbrooke Jets for the 1983-84 campaign.
Read more about Kirk McCaskill HERE.
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
PO Box 1838
140 Queen St. E. - office
386 Church St. S. - museum
St. Marys, ON N4X 1C2

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