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ALL-TIME BLUE JAYS AND EXPOS TEAMS

Thanks everyone for sending in your teams!

Nobody on the Blue Jays received 100% of the vote. The closest pitchers were Halladay, Stieb and Henke, while the closest hitters were Alomar and Fernandez. In all, 85 different players were chosen by the voters.

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Toronto Blue Jays 25 person all-time roster (12 pitchers, 13 position players).
Starting Pitchers: Halladay, Stieb, Hentgen, Key, Clemens
Bullpen: Henke, Ward, Morris, Quantrill, Timlin, D. Wells, Guzman

Starting lineup: C-Whitt, 1st-Delgado, 2nd-Alomar, SS-Fernandez, 3rd-Donaldson, OF-Bautista, White, Bell, DH-Olerud
Bench: Martin, Carter, Encarnacion, Barfield

Only two players on the Expos received 100% of the vote and they were Gary Carter and Andre Dawson. In all, 70 different players were chosen by the voters.

Montreal Expos 25 person all-time roster (12 pitchers, 13 position players).
Starting Pitchers: Rogers, P. Martinez, D. Martinez, Ken Hill, Jeff Fassero
Bullpen: Reardon, Wetteland, Burke, Rojas, Stoneman, Marshall, Vázquez

Starting lineup: C-Carter, 1st-Galarraga, 2nd-Vidro, SS-Cabrera, 3rd-Wallach, OF-Dawson, Raines, Walker
Bench: Guerrero, Parrish, Staub, Grissom, Fletcher

Cito Gaston

HALL OF FAMER CITO GASTON

Signed by the Milwaukee Braves in 1964, Cito Gaston would play 11 seasons in the majors. His finest campaign came with the San Diego Padres in 1970, when he hit .318 with 29 home runs and 93 RBIs, earning himself an all-star nod and team MVP award. After six seasons on the West Coast, Gaston was dealt to Atlanta, where he would toil for parts of four seasons, prior to finishing his big league playing career with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Dave McKay

HALL OF FAMER DAVE MCKAY

Despite not having a baseball team at his high school and only playing about 12 games a year as a teen, Dave McKay evolved into a big league prospect. After receiving scholarships from Columbia Basin Junior College and Creighton University, the determined Canadian signed with the Minnesota Twins on June 20, 1971.

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HALL OF FAMER JACQUES DOUCET

Born in Montreal in 1940, Jacques Doucet has been calling major league baseball games for more than four decades and many Quebec baseball fans credit him as the reason they fell in love with the sport 

Doucet served as a Montreal Expos beat reporter for La Presse from the time the franchise was awarded to the city in 1968 to 1971. He began performing play-by-play for the Expos’ French language radio broadcasts in 1972 and continued for 33 seasons. Along the way, he called virtually every meaningful game in the franchise’s history, including 2016 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Dennis Martinez’s perfect game on July 28, 1991. For many years, Doucet also broadcast major league playoff and World Series games in French.

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Joe Carter

HALL OF FAMER JOE CARTER

Forever remembered for his World Series-winning home run in 1993, Joe Carter remains one of the most popular players in Toronto Blue Jays history. Growing up in Oklahoma City, Carter excelled at baseball, basketball, football and track in high school, before being named The Sporting News College Baseball Player of the Year in 1981 while at Wichita State University. His performance would impress the Chicago Cubs, who selected him second overall in the 1981 amateur draft.

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Frank Colman

HALL OF FAMER FRANK COLMAN

From the sandlots of London, Ontario to Yankee Stadium, Frank Colman’s baseball odyssey was a remarkable one. A star pitcher with a potent bat, Colman won the Intercounty League’s batting crown and MVP award, while leading his hometown London Majors to a championship in 1936. His efforts would attract the interest of several pro clubs, including the International League’s Toronto Maple Leafs who would convert him into an outfielder in 1941. After hitting .300 with the Leafs in 1942, Colman’s contract was purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He toiled with the Pirates for parts of five seasons, including 1944, when he hit .270 and knocked in 53 runs in just 252 at bats.

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24th ANNUAL CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC & BANQUET

24th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic & Banquet

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum 24th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic and Banquet on Friday, June 19! Don’t miss out on your opportunity for a great day of golf, while supporting a great cause. This is a first rate event that you will always remember with fondness in future years. Thank you to all golfers who have supported us over the past 23 years in raising funds and recognition for this national entity.

The tournament provides an excellent opportunity for you to join three friends on the golf course with one of our invited celebrities.

The 2020 celebrities so far are:

2020 inductees: Justin Morneau, Duane Ward, John Olerud and Jacques Doucet

Fergie Jenkins & Larry Walker

Hall of Famers: Larry Walker, Fergie Jenkins, Lloyd Moseby, Steve Rogers, Bill Humber, Jeff Francis and Pete Orr

Former MLB’ers: Jesse Barfield, Paul Spoljaric, Larry Landreth, Billy Atkinson and John Upham

Former NHL’ers: Dennis Maruk, Merlin Malinowski, Walter Tkaczuk and Mark Bell

Baseball Canada alumni: Ashley Stephenson and Brock Kjeldgaard

You can count on a great round of golf, sharing good times with your friends and the celebrities, and having some good old-fashioned fun. The tournament will again be a Shotgun start Texas Scramble format.

Click here for the 2020 Golf brochure

For more information on our website click HERE.

The investment of $1500 which includes entry for four golfers, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner banquet, hole signage and gift bag.  If you cannot make the tournament but wish to register your company as a Hole Sponsor for $350, please let us know. Individuals may also register for $300 which includes the banquet and we will slot you in a foursome. Banquet only tickets are $80 each.

Our goal is to raise $30,000 through this event to further enhance our future plans.

Over the years, participants in our Celebrity Golf Tournament have always commented on the quality of the prizes. We are committed to seeing that this tradition continues. Your participation in the donation of prizes as well as hole sponsorship would be greatly appreciated. If, by chance, you cannot attend the tournament, perhaps you could help by donating a prize or sponsoring a hole.

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2020 GOLF BANQUET TICKETS ONLY ARE AVAILABLE

Golf banquet

Tickets are only $80 each to enjoy a wonderful meal and mingle with many excellent celebrities. Click here for banquet tickets.

For more information about the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum and our Celebrity Golf Tournament, please call us at 519-284-1838 or email the Hall of Fame at baseball@baseballhalloffame.ca

Matt Stairs

HALL OF FAMER MATT STAIRS

Born in Saint John, N.B., and grew up and lived in Fredericton, N.B., in 1968, Stairs was hoping to become a professional hockey player until he sustained a serious knee injury in high school. When he recovered, he decided to focus on baseball and he honed his skills at the National Baseball Institute in Surrey, B.C. and with Canada’s junior national team. In 1988, he competed for Canada in the Olympics and hit .362 at the Baseball World Cup and was named the tournament’s top shortstop.

His international success helped convince the Expos to sign him as a free agent in 1989. After parts of four seasons in the minors, the stocky Maritimer made his big league debut with the Expos on May 29, 1992. Over the next four seasons, he split time between Triple-A, the Expos, the Chunichi Dragons of the Japan Central League and the Boston Red Sox, before inking a deal with the Oakland A’s on December 1, 1995.

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2020 INDUCTION PROGRAM & OUTFIELD BILLBOARD PROMOTION

2020 Induction Program & Outfield Billboard Promotion

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum has sponsorship opportunities that will boost your profile, connect you with sport and culture enthusiasts, and demonstrate your community involvement. Email the HALL OF FAME or call 519-284-1838 if you would like to become involved.

The 2020 Inductees are: Canadian player Justin Morneau, former Toronto Blue Jays superstars John Olerud and Duane Ward and former Montreal Expos announcer Jacques Doucet.

Induction weekend events include:
The Opening Pitch welcoming event – June 18
24th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic and Banquet – June 19
Induction Ceremony – June 20

To view the CBHFM 2020 Advertising package for the Annual Program and Outfield Billboards, click HERE.

Annual Hall of Fame Program – promote your company by advertising in our annual induction program. From a 1/16 page ad to a full page ad, from black and white to colour this is a great way to reach your audience throughout our busy year and a great keepsake for people from the 2020 induction weekend.

Outfield Billboards

Outfield Billboard signage – Large banners for the outfield wall of the St. Marys Cement Company Field, Rotary Field and King Field. These banners are 5ft by 15ft and you can purchase either a one or three year deal. With over 950 events on our 32 acre site and several thousands of people attending these events it’s a great way to promote.

To view the CBHFM 2020 Advertising package for the Annual Program and Outfield Billboards, click HERE.

Howie Starkman

HALL OF FAMER HOWARD STARKMAN

Born in Toronto in 1945, Starkman has spent four decades as an executive with the Toronto Blue Jays. He was initially hired as director of public relations on July 4, 1976 and he served in that capacity until 1998. In that role, he was in charge of media relations, broadcasting, travel and team publications. He was also responsible for the club’s “Name the team” contest prior to the inaugural season that resulted in the Blue Jays name.

Starkman also played key behind-the-scenes roles in the Blue Jays’ first games at Exhibition Stadium and the SkyDome and in their playoff and World Series appearances through 1993. He also doubled as a public relations official for Major League Baseball for 15 World Series and 10 All-Star games. For his efforts, he was presented with the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Robert O. Fishel Award in 1995, an honour that’s bestowed annually for excellence in public relations. Six years later, he was honoured with a 25-year service award from Major League Baseball.

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