Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame set to induct 2017 class on Saturday

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame St. Marys, Ont. – Two dominant ex-major leaguers, two trailblazing, grassroots leaders and a gold medal-winning national team will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on June 24. Ex-Toronto Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay and former Montreal Expos slugger Vladimir Guerrero will be honoured inContinue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame set to induct 2017 class on Saturday”

Joey Votto wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – For the sixth time in seven years, Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto has won the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award. The St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adheringContinue reading “Joey Votto wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award”

Votto, Saunders head list of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Tip O’Neill candidates

Courtesy http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – One batted .408 after the All-Star break and led the National League in on-base percentage, while the other belted a career-high 24 home runs and played in his first All-Star Game. Yes, Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) and Michael Saunders (Victoria, B.C.) enjoyed excellent seasons in 2016. But so tooContinue reading “Votto, Saunders head list of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Tip O’Neill candidates”

2011 Jack Graney Award winner W.P. Kinsella passes away

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame W.P. Kinsella, the 2011 recipient of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award, has passed away at the age of 81. The beloved Canadian author, whose baseball novel, Shoeless Joe, inspired the Oscar-nominated movie Field of Dreams, died on Friday at his home in Hope, B.C.Continue reading “2011 Jack Graney Award winner W.P. Kinsella passes away”

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame set to induct diverse class

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame St. Marys, Ont. – It’s one of the most diverse inductee classes in the 33-year history of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Ex-Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Pat Hentgen and former Montreal Expos hurler Dennis Martinez will be inducted in a ceremony on Saturday, June 18 at 1Continue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame set to induct diverse class”

Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Jimmy Williams dies at 90

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Jimmy Williams passed away on Monday in Baltimore, Md., just 12 days after celebrating his 90th birthday. Born in Toronto, Ont., on May 25, 1926, Williams was a multi-sport star at Toronto’s De La Salle College School, excelling in hockey, football, lacrosse andContinue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Jimmy Williams dies at 90”

Joey Votto to be presented with Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award on Saturday

Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto will be presented with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2015 Tip O’Neill Award in a ceremony prior to the Cincinnati Reds game against the Chicago Cubs on April 23 at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. This will be the fifth timeContinue reading “Joey Votto to be presented with Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award on Saturday”

Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Doc Younker passes away

Long-time baseball trainer and 2005 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Harold “Doc” Younker passed away on Saturday at the age of 94. Younker served as a trainer in amateur and professional baseball for more than 50 years. “Doc was a kind, dedicated man who selflessly looked after players in Canada and the United StatesContinue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Doc Younker passes away”

Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Spotlight: Frank O’Rourke

His toughness was legendary. On many occasions, Frank O’Rourke “took the field so crippled up that every move caused him intense pain,” wrote Toronto Star sportswriter Charles Good in 1933. For 13 professional seasons, the Hamilton, Ont.-born infielder had persevered through sprained ankles, sore arms and the deep body bruises that accompany being perennially amongstContinue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Spotlight: Frank O’Rourke”

Joey Votto wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame St. Marys, Ont. – For the fifth time in six years, Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto has won the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award. The St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement andContinue reading “Joey Votto wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award”