Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
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.
Temple de la renommée du baseball canadien
|Location||386 Church Street South|
St. Marys, Ontario, Canada
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
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.
Since opening, 133 individual members and 6 teams or groups have been inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame as of 2021. This includes professional and amateur players, builders, administrators, umpires, teams, organizations, broadcasters, writers, and honorary members who have helped popularize the sport in Canada. Additionally, as of 2020, 17 members of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame have been enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, as players, managers, executives, and recipients of the Ford C. Frick Award and 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.
The 32 acre facility in St. Marys also includes four baseball fields designed by landscape architect Art Lierman of London, Ontario.
Pearson Cup on displayEdit
- See: Pearson Cup
Rules for nominationsEdit
- A player must be retired for at least three years.
- Must receive 75 percent of the vote to be inducted.
- If the person is not Canadian he must have done something significant with respect to baseball in Canada.
- The person nominated will stay on the ballot for nine years as long as he receives a minimum of one vote every two years.
- All information must be in by December 1 of the year to be eligible for the following year.
|Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York|
- Tip O'Neill Award Archived 2011-08-26 at the Wayback Machine at baseballhalloffame.ca; URL accessed July 2, 2009
- Jack Graney Award Archived 2011-08-26 at the Wayback Machine at baseballhalloffame.ca; URL accessed July 2, 2009
- Rules for Nominations Archived 2011-08-26 at the Wayback Machine at baseballhalloffame.ca; URL accessed July 2, 2009