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


Neil McCarl

Toronto Star
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Milt Dunnell

Toronto Star
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Austin "Dink" Carroll

Montreal Gazette
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Joe Crysdale

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Hal Kelly
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Dave Van Horne

The Sporting News & CIQC-FM
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Tom Cheek

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Ernie Harwell
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Allan Simpson
Baseball America
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Jacques Doucet
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Len Bramson
TBS Sports
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Ian MacDonald
Montreal Gazette
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Bob Elliott
Toronto Sun & Canadian Baseball Network
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W. P. Kinsella
Author ( Shoeless Joe )
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Jerry Howarth
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Rodger Brulotte
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Richard Griffin
Toronto Star
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Serge Touchette
Larry Millson
Globe and Mail
Alison Gordon
Toronto Star
Jeff Blair
Ken Fidlin
Toronto Sun
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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