Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

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The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is located in St. Marys, ON. It was founded as a non-profit, charitable foundation in November 1982 with the mission of "preserving Canada’s rich baseball heritage." It was originally located in Toronto, ON at Exhibition Place and later moved to Ontario Place through 1989. The Hall moved to St. Marys in August 1994 and opened in its current location in June 1998. Like its counterpart the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY, the institution also includes a physical museum that hosts artifacts related to the history of baseball, with a focus on Canada. 133 members have been inducted into the Hall, including professional players, amateur players, builders and honorary members who have helped popularize the sport in Canada. The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame also gives out the Tip O'Neill Award and the Jack Graney Award annually.

It was originally scheduled not to elect anyone in 2021, because the Coronavirus had forced it to push back the induction ceremony for the class of 2020 by more than a year, but it changed its mind and decided instead to use the opportunity to honour 16 persons and one team that are considered pioneers of baseball in Canada, but who had been overlooked in previous elections.

Nomination and Eligibility[edit]

  • Selection is not restricted to Canadians; is open to anyone who has contributed to baseball in Canada, either on the field, in an administrative capacity, or in a combination of ways.
  • Selection is open to both amateurs and professionals.
  • If he/she has contributed significantly to baseball in other ways, a player does not have to have had a lengthy playing career to be considered for induction. However, on-field performance is an important consideration when judging the qualifications of former players.
  • For a player to be eligible he/she must be retired for three years.


  • The selection committee is composed of 24 people with a variety of backgrounds including media, historian, executives and past inductees.
  • To gain induction an individual must receive 75% of the vote.
  • The person will stay on the ballot for nine years, provided they receive a minimum of one vote every two years.


Year Person Birthplace Decription
1983 Lester B. Pearson Toronto, ON Honourary Member
Phil Marchildon Penetanguishene, ON Pitcher
George Selkirk Huntsville, ON Outfielder; General Manager
Tip O'Neill Woodstock, ON Outfielder
Frank Shaughnessy United States Montreal Royals Manager
John Ducey United States Minor league Umpire and Executive
1984 Goody Rosen Toronto, ON Outfielder
Jack Graney St. Thomas, ON Outfielder; Broadcaster
Charles Bronfman Montreal, QC Owner
Claude Raymond St. Jean, QC Pitcher
Andrew Bilesky Trail, BC Little League Manager
1985 Dick Fowler Toronto, ON Pitcher
John Hiller Toronto, ON Pitcher
Ron Taylor Toronto, ON Pitcher
Carmen Bush Toronto, ON Organizer
Jack Kent Cooke Toronto, ON Owner of Toronto Maple Leafs
1986 Reggie Cleveland Swift Current, SK Pitcher
Bob Prentice Toronto, ON Minor league infielder
Bob Emslie Guelph, ON Pitcher; Umpire
Oscar Judd London, ON Pitcher
1987 Russ Ford Brandon, MB Pitcher
Rocky Nelson United States Montreal Royals outfielder
Fergie Jenkins Chatham, ON Pitcher
George Gibson London, ON Catcher; Manager
1988 Bill Phillips Saint John, NB Infielder
Reno Bertoia Italy Infielder (grew up in Windsor, ON)
Ted Bowsfield Vernon, BC Pitcher
Ron Piché Verdun, QC Pitcher
Jeff Heath Fort William, ON Outfielder
Beachville & Zorra Amateur Teams - 1838 Ontario Honourary Teams
1989 Bob Brown United States Minor League Player, Owner and Manager
Arthur Irwin Toronto, ON Infielder
1990 Jimmy Archer Toronto, ON Catcher
1991 Jimmy Williams Toronto, ON Coach
Jackie Robinson United States Honourary Member
Pete Ward Montreal, QC Infielder
1992 1991 Canadian National Junior Team Canada Honourary Team
Tom Burgess London, ON Infielder
1993 None Elected
1994 None Elected
1995 Terry Puhl Melville, SK Outfielder
1996 Jay Clarke Amherstburg, ON Catcher
Frank O'Rourke Hamilton, ON Infielder
Father Ronald Cullen Windsor, ON Amateur coach
1997 John McHale United States Montreal Expos president and general manager
Pat Gillick United States Toronto Blue Jays General Manager
1998 Ron Roncetti Toronto, ON Scout
George "Knotty" Lee Toronto, ON Minor League Manager
Canadian-born AAGPBL Players Canada Honourary Team
1999 Bobby Mattick United States Toronto Blue Jays manager
Frank Colman London, ON Outfielder
George Sleeman Guelph, ON Minor League Executive
2000 Jim Fanning United States Montreal Expos manager and general manager
2001 Gary Carter United States Montreal Expos catcher
Dave McKay Vancouver, BC Infielder
2002 Don McDougall Charlottetown, PE Executive
Dave Shury Wilkie, SK Team Canada Executive
Paul Beeston Welland, ON Executive
Cito Gaston United States Toronto Blue Jays manager
Harry Simmons United States Toronto Maple Leafs outfielder
Bill Slack Petrolia, ON Minor league pitcher
2003 Kirk McCaskill Kapuskasing, ON Pitcher
Vancouver Asahi British Columbia Honourary Team
Richard Belec Montreal, QC President of Baseball Québec
Joe Carter United States Toronto Blue Jays outfielder
2004 Jim McKean Montreal, QC Umpire
Peter Hardy London, ON Executive
Joseph Lannin Quebec Owner
Andre Dawson United States Montreal Expos outfielder
2005 Steve Rogers United States Montreal Expos pitcher
Harold Doc Younker United States Trainer
Pop Smith Digby, NS Infielder
Dave Stieb United States Toronto Blue Jays pitcher
2006 Larry McLean Fredericton, NB Catcher
Ron Stead London, ON Team Canada pitcher
Ron Hayter Regina, SK Baseball Canada executive
Tommy Lasorda United States Montreal Royals pitcher
2007 Sparky Anderson United States Toronto Maple Leafs manager
John Haar Vancouver, BC Team Canada Manager
Sherry Robertson Montreal, QC Infielder
2008 Tony Fernandez Dominican Republic Toronto Blue Jays infielder
Bill Harris Duguayville, NB Pitcher
Gladwyn Scott Hamiota, MB Vice President of Baseball Canada
Peter Widdrington London, ON Toronto Blue Jays Chairman of the Board
2009 Bernie Soulliere Windsor, ON Vice president, Baseball Canada
Larry Walker Maple Ridge, BC Outfielder
Ernie Whitt United States Toronto Blue Jays catcher; Team Canada manager
Doc Miller Chatham, ON Outfielder
2010 Roberto Alomar Puerto Rico Toronto Blue Jays infielder
Calvin Griffith Montréal, QC Owner
Paul Quantrill London, ON Pitcher
Allan Roth Montréal, QC Sabermetrician; Author
2011 Tom Henke United States Toronto Blue Jays closer
George Wood Pownal, PE Outfielder
Allan Simpson Kelowna, BC Writer
2012 Rhéal Cormier Moncton, NB Pitcher
Doug Melvin Chatham, ON General Manager
Rusty Staub United States Montreal Expos outfielder
2011 Canadian National Team Canada Honourary Team
2013 Nat Bailey St. Paul, MN Vancouver executive
George Bell Dominican Republic Toronto Blue Jays outfielder
Tom Cheek United States Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays announcer
Rob Ducey Toronto, ON Outfielder
Tim Raines United States Montreal Expos outfielder
2014 Murray Cook Sackville, NB General Manager
Jim Ridley Toronto, ON Scout
Dave Van Horne United States Montreal Expos announcer
Tim Wallach United States Montreal Expos third baseman
2015 Felipe Alou Dominican Republic Montreal Expos manager
Carlos Delgado Puerto Rico Toronto Blue Jays first baseman
Bob Elliott Kingston, ON Writer
Corey Koskie Anola, MB Third baseman
Matt Stairs Saint John, NB Outfielder
2016 Pat Hentgen United States Toronto Blue Jays pitcher
Tony Kubek United States Infielder; Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster
Dennis Martinez Nicaragua Montreal Expos pitcher
Wayne Norton Winnipeg, MB Minor league player; Team Canada coach and executive
William Shuttleworth Brantford, ON Canadian baseball Pioneer
Howard Starkman Toronto, ON Toronto Blue Jays executive
2017 Ray Carter Nanaimo, BC Baseball Canada executive
Vladimir Guerrero Dominican Republic Montreal Expos outfielder
Roy Halladay United States Toronto Blue Jays pitcher
Doug Hudlin Victoria, BC amateur umpire
2015 Canadian National Team Canada Honourary Team
2018 William Humber Bowmanville, ON Historian
Pedro Martinez Dominican Republic Montreal Expos pitcher
Lloyd Moseby United States Toronto Blue Jays outfielder
2019 Gord Ash Toronto, ON Toronto Blue Jays executive
Jason Bay Trail, BC Outfielder
Ryan Dempster Sechelt, BC Pitcher
Rob Thomson Sarnia, ON Coach
2020 Jacques Doucet Montréal, QC Montreal Expos broadcaster
Justin Morneau New Westminster, BC First Baseman
John Olerud United States Toronto Blue Jays First Baseman
Duane Ward United States Toronto Blue Jays Pitcher
2021 Bob Addy Port Hope, ON Outfielder
James F. Cairns Lawrenceville, QC Executive
Helen Callaghan Vancouver, BC AAGPBL Outfielder
Jimmy Claxton Wellington, BC Pitcher
Charlie Culver Buffalo, NY Player and Manager
William Galloway Buffalo, NY Player
Roland Gladu Montréal, QC Third Baseman
Vern Handrahan Charlottetown, PE Pitcher
Manny McIntyre Devon, NB Player
Joe Page London, England Executive
Ernie Quigley Newcastle, NB Umpire
Hector Racine La Prairie, QC Executive
Jimmy Rattlesnake Hobbema, AB Pitcher
Jean-Pierre Roy Montréal, QC Pitcher and broadcaster
Fred Thomas Windsor, ON Player
Roy Yamamura Vancouver, BC Shortstop
1877 London Tecumsehs International Association Honourary team
2022 Jeff Francis North Delta, BC Pitcher
2022 Jesse Barfield United States Toronto Blue Jays outfielder
Denis Boucher Montréal, QC Pitcher
Rich Harden Victoria, BC Pitcher
Joe Wiwchar Winnipeg, MB Amateur coach and executive

External Links[edit]

Baseball in Canada
Federation National Team Womens' National Team
Toronto Blue Jays
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame