Jack Graney Award

Lifetime Achievement Award in Canadian Baseball

The Jack Graney Award is presented annually by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, an honour presented just twenty-two times in the thirty-two years since its inception, to a representative of the media who has made a significant contribution to the game of baseball to Canada through their life's work.

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"When I made the jump into sports writing, my dad made me promise that I would not become like the guy in 1941 who left Ted Williams off an MVP ballot because he didn't like him. I still remember in 1995 when I was filling out my MVP ballot, and I moved a player from second to sixth because I thought he was a jerk. Then I remembered what my father told me and I moved him back to second. You should try to judge players by what they do, not the way they treat you." - Bob Elliott (Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, 12/17/2010, 'Bob Elliott captures Ball Hall's Jack Graney Award', Press Release)

Jack Graney Award

In Chronological Order

1987

Neil McCarl

Toronto Star
-- n/a --

1988

Milt Dunnell

Toronto Star
-- n/a --

1990

Austin "Dink" Carroll

Montreal Gazette
-- n/a --

1991

Joe Crysdale

CKEY-FM
-- n/a --
Hal Kelly
CKEY-FM
-- n/a --

1996

Dave Van Horne

The Sporting News & CIQC-FM
-- n/a --

2001

Tom Cheek

-- n/a --
2002
Ernie Harwell
-- n/a --
2003
Allan Simpson
Baseball America
-- n/a --
2004
Jacques Doucet
-- n/a --
2005
Len Bramson
TBS Sports
-- n/a --
2009
Ian MacDonald
Montreal Gazette
-- n/a --
2010
Bob Elliott
Toronto Sun & Canadian Baseball Network
-- n/a --
2011
W. P. Kinsella
Author ( Shoeless Joe )
-- n/a --
2012
Jerry Howarth
-- n/a --
2013
Rodger Brulotte
-- n/a --
2014
Richard Griffin
Toronto Star
-- n/a --
2015
Serge Touchette
2016
Larry Millson
Globe and Mail
2017
Alison Gordon
Toronto Star
2018
Jeff Blair
Sportsnet
2019
Ken Fidlin
Toronto Sun
2020
Not Yet Annouced (12-2020)
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The years on the Jack Graney Award chart above which are "missing"; 1989, 1992-1995, 1997-2000, 2006-2008, aren't missing at all - the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame is so selective that some years they chose not to honor anyone.

Did you know that the Jack Graney Award is named in honor of former Major League ballplayer Jack Graney , one of the first Canadian baseball players to enjoy success in the major leagues, and a notable Canadian baseball broadcasters?

Do you agree with the choices made by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame ? Who should they honor next? Share your opinions on Baseball Fever .

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