The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is physically located in St. Marys, Ontario, Canada. The museum commemorates great players, teams, and accomplishments of baseball in Canada.
The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame was founded in 1978 by Bruce Prentice, of Toronto, Ontario. The first induction ceremony was held in 1983 at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, prior to a game between the Yankees and the Blue Jays.
The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving Canada's baseball heritage, which dates back to June 4, 1838, when a game closely resembling today's baseball was played in Beachville, Ontario. The Hall gained some major attention when Pete Rose became eligible for earning his 4,000th hit with the Montreal Expos. However, Rose has yet to be elected to the Hall.
Since opening, over 100 members have been inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. It includes professional ballplayers, amateurs, builders and honorary members who have helped popularize the sport in Canada. Listed below in yearly induction order is the complete membership to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Members are selected by a committee, and they are placed in order by their year of induction on the chart below.
"Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead." - Canadian Hall of Famer (1991) Jackie Robinson in Giants of Baseball (Bill Gutman, Ace Books Publishing, 01/1975, Page 38)
In Chronological Order | Official Site
The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame honor roll is easily one of the most diverse member lists of any baseball-related hall of fame—discuss it on Baseball Fever today (where thousands of Canadian baseball fans roam). The Hall is also the creator of the prestigious Tip O'Neill Award , check it out & discuss it as well.
The list of former Major League players born in Canada is quite amazing and we invite you to take a look at every Major League baseball player born in Canada . Here are the rules for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame nominations, for both Canadian and non-Canadian born individuals:
1. A player must be retired for three years.
2. Must receive 75 percent of the vote to be inducted.
3. If the person is not Canadian he must have done something significant in baseball in Canada.
4. The person nominated will stay on the ballot for nine years as long as he receives a minimum of one vote every two years.
5. All information must be in by December 31 of the year to be eligible for the following year.
Did you know that Fergie Jenkins (1987), Jackie Robinson (1991), Gary Carter (2001), Andre Dawson (2004), Tommy Lasorda (2006), Sparky Anderson (2007), Roberto Alomar (2010), Tim Raines (2013), Vladimir Guerrero (2018), Pedro Martinez (2018), and Roy Halladay (2019) are enshrined in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame AND National Baseball Hall of Fame ?