John McLean

HALL OF FAMER LARRY MCLEAN

With his 6-foot-5 frame making him one of the tallest catchers in big league history, Larry McLean toiled for parts of 13 seasons in the majors. Dubbed “Larry” due to his physical resemblance to Larry “Nap” Lajoie, the young Maritmer moved to the Boston area with his family when he was a child, but returned to his native country to begin his pro career. McLean would suit up for semi-pro squads in St. John and Fredericton, prior to making his big league debut with Boston in 1901. After just nine games in Beantown, however, McLean was released and soon resurfaced with the Halifax Resolutes.

He competed in one contest with the Chicago Cubs in 1903 and 27 more with the St. Louis Cardinals the following campaign, before returning to the minors. His .355 batting average with the Pacific Coast League’s Portland Beavers in 1906 earned him another big league opportunity with the Cincinnati Reds. It was in the Queen City that “Big Larry” would enjoy his greatest big league success, hitting .289 and knocking in 54 runs in 1907, prior to delivering a career-best .298 batting average and 71 RBIs in 1910.

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Andre Dawson

HALL OF FAMER ANDRE DAWSON

Andre Dawson was a standout at Florida A&M University when he was spotted by Montreal Expos scout, Bill Adair, who would convince his employers to select the Miami native in the 11thround of the 1975 amateur draft. After minor league stints in Lethbridge, Quebec City and Denver, Dawson would make his big league debut on September 11, 1976. The following year, he would hit .282 and belt 19 home runs, earning himself National League Rookie of the Years honours.

Over his next nine seasons with the Expos, the five-tool outfielder evolved into the best all-around player in franchise history. In Dawson’s successful tenure in Montreal, he was selected to three all-star teams, won three Silver Slugger Awards and captured six Gold Gloves. The quiet Expos leader was also named The Sporting News Player of the Year in 1981. In his 11 seasons in Montreal, Dawson accumulated 225 home runs, 838 RBIs and 2,679 total bases  – all numbers that rank second in franchise history. For his efforts, his No. 10 was retired by the club in 1997.

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Fergie Jenkins

THE ELITE 12: MEMBERS OF THE CANADIAN BASEBALL HALL OF FAME AND NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME IN COOPERSTOWN

The Elite 12: Members of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown

By Kevin Glew

There are now 12 members of the exclusive group of players, managers and executives to be inducted into both the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont.

Here’s a rundown of the 12 members of this exclusive club:

Fergie Jenkins

Fergie Jenkins
Fergie Jenkins

Born in Chatham, Ontario, the 6-foot-5 right-hander was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987 and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991. During his 19-year big league career, which extended from 1965 to 1983, Jenkins recorded a Canadian-record 284 wins for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox. His resume boasts six consecutive 20-win seasons (1967-72), three All-Star selections and the 1971 National League Cy Young Award. The durable Canadian also registered 3,192 strikeouts. while walking just 997 batters to become the first major league pitcher to finish their career with more than 3,000 strikeouts and less than 1,000 walks. Greg Maddux, Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling have since joined him in that exclusive club.

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson (2)
Jackie Robinson

Born in Cairo, Ga., this trailblazing legend was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991 and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. Prior to breaking Major League Baseball’s colour barrier in 1947, Robinson starred at second base for the Montreal Royals, a Brooklyn Dodgers triple-A farm team, in 1946. It’s widely believed that Dodgers GM Branch Rickey stationed Robinson in Montreal to ease his young prospect into integrated baseball. Playing his home games in a city with a reputation for racial tolerance would provide Robinson with relative tranquility for half the schedule. On the field, Robinson excelled, leading the International League in batting average (.349), walks (92) and runs (113), and spurring the Royals to their first Junior World Series triumph. After graduating to the Brooklyn Dodgers, Robinson would be selected to play in six All-Star games, be named the 1949 National League MVP and win a World Series ring in 1955.

Pat Gillick

Pat Gillick
Pat Gillick

Born in Chico, Calif., Gillick was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997 and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011. The savvy talent evaluator became the Toronto Blue Jays’ vice president of player personnel in 1976, before being named general manager and vice president of baseball operations the ensuing year. In his 18 years in Toronto, he transformed an expansion club into World Champions. With Gillick as GM, the Blue Jays recorded 11 consecutive winning seasons (1983-93), captured five division titles (1985, 1989, 1991-93) and won two World Championships (1992-93). After leaving the Blue Jays, Gillick led three more franchises to post-season appearances: Baltimore (1996-97), Seattle (2000-01) and Philadelphia (2007-08). This makes him the only GM to guide four different clubs to the playoffs. When the Phillies won the World Series in 2008, Gillick added a third championship to his resume.

Gary Carter

Gary Carter
Gary Carter

Born in Culver City, Calif., Carter was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001 and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003. Signed out of high school by the Montreal Expos in 1972, Carter spent 17 years with the franchise, including three seasons in the minors, 11 in the majors and three as a broadcaster. Nicknamed “Kid” for his boyish enthusiasm for the game, Carter belted 220 home runs as an Expo (3rd on the Expos all-time list) in 1,502 games with the club (2nd on the Expos all-time list), and was named the team’s Player of the Year four times. In all, in his 19-year big league career that also included stops with the New York Mets, San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers, the popular catcher participated in 11 All-Star games, won three Gold Gloves and five Silver Slugger Awards.The two-time All-Star Game MVP (1981,1984) also holds the National League record for most games caught (2,056) and was a member of the 1986 World Series-winning Mets.

Andre Dawson

Andre Dawson - 2004 Induction
Andre Dawson – 2004 Induction

Born in Miami, Fla., Dawson was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010. Selected by the Montreal Expos in the 11th round of the 1975 MLB amateur draft, Dawson batted .282 and belted 19 home runs to earn National League Rookie of the Year honours in 1977. Over his next nine seasons with the Expos, the five-tool outfielder evolved into one of the best all-around players in franchise history. While with Montreal, Dawson was selected to three All-Star teams, won three Silver Slugger Awards and captured six Gold Gloves. The quiet Expos leader was also named The Sporting News Player of the Year in 1981. In his 11 seasons in Montreal, Dawson accumulated 225 home runs, 838 RBI and 2,679 total bases  – all numbers that rank second in franchise history. After leaving the Expos, Dawson enjoyed an MVP season with the Chicago Cubs in 1987 and spent five more seasons at Wrigley, earning four more All-Star nods, before splitting his final four seasons between the Boston Red Sox and Florida Marlins. In all, in parts of 21 big league campaigns, Dawson recorded 2,774 hits, 438 home runs and 314 stolen bases.

Tommy Lasorda

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Tommy Lasorda – 2006 Induction

Born in Norristown, Pa., Lasorda was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006 and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997. Best known as the colourful and beloved manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Lasorda spent the bulk of his professional playing career in Canada. Starting in 1950, Lasorda pitched a record nine seasons (1950-55, 1958-60) with the Montreal Royals, the Dodgers’ triple-A affiliate. He would retire as the team’s all-time leader in wins (107), games pitched (251) and innings pitched (1,461). The ebullient baseball icon would, of course, maintain his association with the Dodgers and eventually serve 21 seasons (1976-96) as field boss with the club. During his reign, Lasorda’s teams captured eight division crowns, four National League pennants and two World Series titles.

Sparky Anderson

Sparky Anderson
Sparky Anderson

Born in Bridgewater, South Dakota, Anderson was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007 and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000. Signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1953, Anderson was a heady infielder who played six of his 10 minor league seasons with the International League’s Montreal Royals (1956, 1958) and Toronto Maple Leafs (1960-63). During that time, he was voted the International League’s Smartest Player five times. In 1964, Anderson accepted his first professional managerial post with the Toronto Maple Leafs and after compiling an 80-72 record, he made his way up the managerial ladder to become one of the most successful skippers in big league history. After being named field boss of the Cincinnati Reds in 1970, the Big Red Machine won National League pennants in 1970, 1972 and 1973 and World Series titles in 1975 and 1976. The four-time manager of the year would join the Detroit Tigers in 1979 and lead the club to a Fall Classic title in 1984 to become the first manager to win a World Series in both the National and American Leagues.

Roberto Alomar

Roberto Alomar
Roberto Alomar

Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Alomar was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010 and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011. During his 17-year big league career, the sure-handed second baseman batted an even .300, recorded 2,724 hits and swiped 474 bases in 2,379 games with the San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks. But it was in Toronto that he’d become a superstar. Alomar was an All-Star and a Gold Glove Award winner in each of five seasons with the Blue Jays and was a key contributor to three division-winning squads (1991-93) and two World Series champion clubs (1992-93). In total during his major league career, Alomar was selected to 12 All-Star games, won 10 Gold Gloves and captured four Silver Slugger Awards.

Tim Raines

Jim Fanning, Tim Raines
Jim Fanning, Tim Raines

Born in Sanford, Fla., Raines was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013 and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017. In his 23-year big league career, Raines was a seven-time All-Star who suited up for 2,502 contests with the Montreal Expos, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Oakland A’s, Baltimore Orioles and Florida Marlins. In his 13 seasons with the Expos (1979 to 1990, 2001), Raines set franchise records in runs (947), stolen bases (635), triples (82), walks (793), and singles (1,163). He also ranks second in Expos history in batting average (.301) and hits (1,622). From 1981 to 1987, the fleet-footed outfielder was selected to play in seven consecutive All-Star games and was named the MVP of the 1987 Midsummer Classic. During that same period, he also won a National League batting title in 1986 and topped the Senior Circuit in runs twice (1983, 1987) and in stolen bases four times (1981-84). He finished his career with 808 stolen bases, which ranks fifth in major league history.

Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay plaque
Roy Halladay

Born in 1977 in Denver, Colo., Halladay was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017 and into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019. Selected in the first round of the 1995 MLB amateur draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, the 6-foot-6 right-hander developed into a long-time ace with the club. In parts of 12 seasons with the Blue Jays, Halladay made a team-record seven Opening Day starts, won 20 games in a season twice (2003, 2008), led the American League in complete games five times (2003, 2005, 2007-09), was a six-time All-Star (2002-03, 2005-06, 2008-09) and captured the American League’s Cy Young Award in 2003. He finished his Blue Jays career with a 148-76 won/loss record – good for a .661 winning percentage, which is the best in franchise history. He also ranks second all-time amongst Blue Jays pitchers in wins (148), shutouts (15) and strikeouts (1,495). After being dealt to the Philadelphia Phillies in December 2009, Halladay continued his dominance in the National League, winning his second Cy Young Award in 2010. On May 29th of that season, he tossed the 20th perfect game in major league history and just over four months later, on October 6, he became the first National League pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the playoffs when he blanked the Cincinnati Reds in the opening game of the National League Division Series. In all, in his 16-year major league career, Halladay was selected to eight All-Star games, collected 203 wins and posted a .659 winning percentage.

Vladimir Guerrero

Vladimir Guerrero
Vladimir Guerrero

Born in 1975 in Don Gregorio, Nizao, Dominican Republic, Guerrero was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017 and into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018. Signed as an amateur free agent by the Montreal Expos in 1993, Guerrero boasted a tremendous combination of power and speed that, coupled with his strong throwing arm, made him one of baseball’s best all-around players during his eight seasons with the club. After he belted 38 home runs for the Expos in 1998, the five-tool outfielder made his first of four consecutive All-Star appearances in 1999. Two seasons later, he became the first Expo to record 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in the same season, only to outdo himself the following campaign when he narrowly missed becoming the fourth member of Major League Baseball’s exclusive 40-40 club when he finished with 39 home runs and 40 stolen bases in 2002. In all, in his eight seasons with the Expos, Guerrero was a four-time All-Star (1999-02), a three-time Silver Slugger Award winner (1999-00, 2002) and he established all-time Expos records for batting average (.323), home runs (234) and slugging percentage (.588). Following the 2003 campaign, Guerrero signed with the Los Angeles Angels and continued to be one of baseball’s most dangerous hitters. In his six seasons with the Angels, he was an All-Star four times (2004-07), captured four Silver Slugger Awards (2004-07) and was named the American League MVP in 2004. In all, in his 16-year big league career, which also included stops with the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles, Guerrero batted .318, walloped 449 home runs and recorded a .553 career slugging percentage.

Pedro Martinez

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Pedro Martinez

Born in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic, in 1971, Martinez was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018 and into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015. Signed as an amateur free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988, Martinez was used primarily as a reliever for parts of two seasons with the Dodgers before he was dealt to the Montreal Expos. It was in Montreal that his major league career would truly take off. A key member of the Expos’ rotation in 1994, when the team owned a six-game lead atop the National League East division in August before a strike wiped out the rest of the season, Martinez evolved into the club’s ace. After he was selected to his first All-Star Game in 1996, his 1997 season was one for the ages. In the midst of the steroid era, when offensive numbers were exploding, Martinez posted a 17-8 record, led the league with a 1.90 ERA and his 305 strikeouts set a single-season franchise record. For his efforts, he became the first and only Expos pitcher to win the National League Cy Young Award. Unfortunately, due to the organization’s financial constraints, the Expos dealt him to the Boston Red Sox following that season. Martinez would continue his dominance in Beantown, winning four American League ERA titles (1999-00, 2002-03) and two Cy Young Awards (1999-00) in seven seasons with the club. In all, in his 18-year big league career, which also included stops with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, the eight-time All-Star recorded 219 wins, a 2.93 ERA and is one of four pitchers to complete their career with more than 3,000 strikeouts (3,154) and less than 1,000 walks (760).

Jim Ridley

HALL OF FAMER JIM RIDLEY

After two seasons as an outfielder in the Milwaukee Braves organization in 1964 and 1965, Toronto native Jim Ridley returned to Canada where he would have a significant impact on baseball in his home country for the next four decades.

While continuing his playing career in the Intercounty Baseball League – where he was named league MVP with Stratford Hillers in 1974 – Ridley launched his storied coaching and scouting career. He began as a part-time scout with the Detroit Tigers in 1973, before joining the Toronto Blue Jays in 1976 to run the club’s first tryout camp in Utica, N.Y.  In his 26 years as a scout with the Blue Jays, Ridley was the driving force behind the club’s decisions to sign Canadians like Paul Spoljaric, Rob Butler and David Corrente. He also served as a coach with the Blue Jays’ rookie-level affiliate in Medicine Hat from 1978 to 1980.

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Terry Puhl

HALL OF FAMER TERRY PUHL

The Houston Astros offered Terry Puhl a contract after he led his hometown midget squad to a Canadian championship in 1973. The fleet-footed youngster would report to Houston’s rookie league club in Covington, Virginia, in 1974, where he would hit .284 and cement his status as a bona fide prospect.

Just five days after his 21st birthday, the wide-eyed Saskatchewan native would start his first big league game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. So nervous he was shaking, Puhl would overcome his jitters to record his first hit and score the game-winning run. He would go on to hit .301 in 60 games that season and win himself a starting role in 1978.

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Mike Soroka Atlanta

MIKE SOROKA NEWEST CANADIAN ALL-STAR

Mike Soroka Atlanta
Mike Soroka Atlanta

Rookie Mike Soroka from Calgary, Alberta is the newest Canadian All-Star and becomes the 21st different Canadian to be an MLB All-Star since the games started in 1936. Mike is just the 3rd rookie to be named to the All-Star game after Jason Dickson in 1997 and Jeff Zimmerman in 1999.

Joey Votto is the leader with being named to six All-Star games, with Larry Walker, Justin Morneau, Russell Martin, Jason Bay, Eric Gagne, Fergie Jenkins, Ryan Dempster, George Selkirk and Jeff Health all being named to multiple games.

First NameLast NameYear
GeorgeSelkirk1936, 1939
JeffHeath1941, 1943
OscarJudd1943
GoodyRosen1945
ClaudeRaymond1966
FergieJenkins1967, 1971, 1972
JohnHiller1974
TerryPuhl1978
LarryWalker1992, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001
Jason*Dickson1997
Jeff*Zimmerman1999
RyanDempster2000, 2008
PaulQuantrill2001
EricGagne2002, 2003, 2004
JasonBay2005, 2006, 2009
RussellMartin2007, 2008, 2011, 2015
JustinMorneau2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
JoeyVotto2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018
Jesse Crain2013
MichaelSaunders2016
Mike*Soroka2019
 *Rookie 
  
Bernie Soulliere

HALL OF FAMER BERNIE SOULLIERE

A local, provincial and national volunteer for more than 40 years, Bernie Soulliere has helped transform Windsor, Ontario into one of Canada’s baseball hotbeds. The never-say-no Windsor native has coached hometown teams to four Ontario championships (1972, 1973, 1977, 1978) and two national titles (1972 and 1978). He has also served as the sports chair of the much-accomplished Mic-Mac Club since 1975 and acted as chair of the three World Junior Championships hosted by Windsor in 1986, 1987 and 1993.

On a provincial level, Soulliere was the president of Baseball Ontario from 1993 to 1995 and served as the general manager of the Ontario teams that won three consecutive gold medals at the Canada Summer Games in 1981, 1985 and 1989. Nationally, he was vice-president of Baseball Canada from 1992 to 1997 and has acted as Team Canada’s business manager countless times, including at the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

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Bob Brown

HALL OF FAMER ROBERT BROWN

Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Bob Brown excelled on the diamond and the gridiron during his teen years, even playing college football for the fabled Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 1890s. From 1900 to 1909, he played professional baseball in Montana, Oregon and Washington, where he led the Spokane Indians to a Pacific Coast League pennant in 1908.

In 1910, Brown moved to Vancouver to become the owner/playing manager of the Vancouver Beavers. Under his reign with the Beavers, his club captured three pennants (1911, 1914, 1922). The respected baseball man also initiated the building of Capilano Stadium and became vice-president and general manager of the Capilanos club. Brown organized the first game played in Canada under lights and also served as the president of the Western International League from 1938 to 1953.

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CANADIAN BASEBALL HALL OF FAME RE-OPENS

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame re-opens

St. Marys, Ont. – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame is thrilled to announce that our expanded and renovated museum will re-open its doors to the public on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m.

The revamped St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine, which now includes a 2,500-square foot addition, will boast new interactive exhibits and a visitors lounge for groups and social events. Also included are an archive and resource library that will house the Hall’s historic documents and serve as the new home of the Centre for Canadian Baseball Research.

Renovations to the original stone house, which has functioned as the museum’s home for the past two decades, have also been completed. This part of the museum will continue to showcase one-of-a-kind artifacts but in fresh new professionally designed displays.

“This grand re-opening marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for our museum,” said Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame board chair Adam Stephens. “We’re looking forward to every fan of Canadian baseball being able to see our enhanced facility and our new and interactive exhibits that tell the story of Canada’s rich baseball history.”

The Hall’s brand-new visitors’ lounge will feature a unique collection of original baseball artwork and offer guests an opportunity to view footage from previous induction ceremonies. This room will also be available to the public to rent.

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With the new archive and resource library, the Hall will be able to better store our collection, while the Centre for Canadian Baseball Research will provide opportunities for researchers to access the Hall’s vast collection of historical resources and documents.

The museum will be open six days a week (Tuesdays through Sundays) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April 27 to September 2. It will be closed on Mondays except for holidays. Fall and winter hours please check the website

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame would like to thank the following financial supporters whose generous contributions helped make the new museum possible:

Charles Bronfman, Government of Ontario

R. Howard Webster Foundation

Kaye and Paul Beeston, FedDev Ontario, Margaret D King and Family, In Memory of the John Marshall Lind Family, Don and Marion McDougall, Rotary Club of St. Marys, J.B. and Tish Tudor

Rogers Communications Inc., Cathy and Rob Taylor, Larry Walker

Tammy Adkin, Barb and Keith Fawcett, The Hamade Family, Joan and Dick MacPherson, Philip Parkinson, John Starzynski, Adam and Deidra Stephens

Michael and Susan Davies, John and Patricia Harlton, Betsy and Anthony Little, Ken and Madeline Parkinson and Bob and Gill Stephens

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s annual induction festivities will be held from June 13 to June 15. This year’s class consists of former big league players Jason Bay (Trail, B.C.) and Ryan Dempster (Sechelt, B.C.), as well as long-time professional coach Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) and former Toronto Blue Jays general manager Gord Ash (Toronto, Ont.).

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Réouverture du Temple de la renommée et musée du baseball canadien le 27 avril

St-Marys, Ontario – Le Temple de la renommée et musée du baseball canadien est heureux d’annoncer l’ouverture du nouveau musée ce samedi, 27 avril à 10 h.

Tout juste agrandi de 2500 pieds carrés et fraîchement rénové, le musée présentera de nouvelles salles d’exposition et une salle de réception pour les groupes et les événements. Fait également parti du musée une bibliothèque d’archives comprenant les documents historiques du Temple et qui accueillera maintenant le Centre de recherches pour le baseball canadien.

Les rénovations à la maison d’origine faite de pierres, qui a abrité le musée au cours des 20 dernières années, sont également complétées. Vous pourrez toujours contempler des artéfacts dans cette partie du musée, dans une nouvelle présentation conçue professionnellement.

« Cette grande réouverture marque le début d’un nouveau chapitre excitant pour notre musée, a déclaré le président du conseil d’administration Adam Stephens. Nous espérons que chaque Canadien partisan de baseball aura la chance de venir voir nos installations améliorées et nos nouvelles expositions interactives qui racontent la riche histoire du baseball au Canada. »

La nouvelle salle de réception mettra en vedette des collections d’œuvres d’art unique sur le baseball et diffusera les cérémonies d’intronisation passées. Cette salle pourra également être louée.

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Avec la nouvelle section d’archives, le Temple pourra maintenant mieux préserver sa collection alors que le Centre de recherches pour le baseball canadien permettra aux chercheurs d’accéder à la vaste collection historique du Temple.

Le musée sera ouvert six jours par semaine, du mardi au dimanche, de 10 h à 17 h, du 27 avril au 2 septembre. Le musée sera fermé les lundis à l’exception des jours fériés. Visitez notre site web pour les heures d’ouverture à l’automne et à l’hiver.

Le Temple de la renommée et musée du baseball canadien aimerait remercier les gens suivants pour leur soutien financier qui a rendu possible l’expansion du musée :

Charles Bronfman, Gouvernement de l’Ontario

Fondation R. Howard Webster

Kaye et Paul Beeston, FedDev Ontario, Margaret D King et sa famille, À la mémoire de la famille de John Marshall Lind, Don et Marion McDougall, Le Club Rotary de St-Marys, J.B. et Tish Tudor

Rogers Communications Inc., Cathy et Rob Taylor, Larry Walker

Tammy Adkin, Barb et Keith Fawcett, la famille Hamade, Joan et Dick MacPherson, Philip Parkinson, John Starzynski, Adam et Deidra Stephens

Michael et Susan Davies, John et Patricia Harlton, Betsy et Anthony Little, Ken et Madeline Parkinson et Bob et Gill Stephens

Le week-end d’intronisation du Temple de la renommée aura lieu du 13 au 15 juin. Cette année, les intronisés sont les anciens joueurs Jason Bay (Trail, C.-B.) et Ryan Dempster (Sechelt, C.-B.), l’instructeur Rob Thomson (Corunna, ON) et l’ancien directeur-gérant des Blue Jays de Toronto Gord Ash (Toronto, ON).

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Tony Fernandez

HALL OF FAMER TONY FERNANDEZ

Signed by the Blue Jays in 1979, Tony Fernandez played 12 memorable seasons in Toronto, winning the hearts of fans with his patented submarine-style throws, unparalleled range and clutch hitting. The popular Dominican shortstop suited up for 15 games with the Jays in 1983, before being named the club’s top rookie in 1984. In his first year as an everyday shortstop, Fernandez hit .289 to help propel the Jays to their first American League East title.

Over the next five seasons, Fernandez established himself as one of baseball’s best all-around shortstops, leading the Jays in batting average twice (1986, 1987), hits three times (1986, 1988, 1990) and triples four times (1986, 1987, 1989, 1990). He was also a three-time all-star and four-time Gold Glove winner during that stretch. After two seasons in the National League with the Padres and Mets, Fernandez was dealt back to the Jays in June 1993. He would proceed to hit .306 in 94 games and play an integral role on the World Series-winning squad. In the six-game Fall Classic that year, Fernandez hit .333 and drove in a series-best nine runs.

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