HALL OF FAMER ERNIE WHITT

After being selected from the Boston Red Sox in the 1976 expansion draft, Ernie Whitt evolved into one of the most popular players in Toronto Blue Jays history. From...

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HALL OF FAMER TOM CHEEK

Cheek broadcast 4,306 consecutive Toronto Blue Jays games from April 7, 1977 to June 2, 2004. He was also in the booth for all 41 of the franchise’s post-season...

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HALL OF FAMER JACK GRANEY

Jack Graney’s road to the big leagues began in St. Thomas, Ontario, where he was discovered and recommended to the Chicago Cubs by fellow Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer,...

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HALL OF FAMER PETER WIDDRINGTON

One of the most respected executives in Toronto Blue Jays history, Peter Widdrington graduated from Pickering College and Queen’s University, prior to obtaining his MBA from Harvard. Starting as...

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HALL OF FAMER JIM MCKEAN

Though he took a circuitous route to the big leagues, Jim McKean evolved into one of the most respected umpires of his generation. After graduating from Montreal’s Monklands High...

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HALL OF FAMER JIMMY WILLIAMS

As a teen, Jimmy Williams was a multi-sport star at Toronto’s De La Salle College School, excelling in hockey, football, lacrosse and baseball. He was soon signed by the...

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HALL OF FAMER TIP O’NEILL

“Tip” O’Neill honed his baseball skills in the ballroom of his parents’ hotel in Woodstock during his youth. After starring locally, nationally and internationally with barnstorming teams, the gifted...

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HALL OF FAMER ROB DUCEY

Born in Toronto in 1965, Ducey was raised in Cambridge, Ont. The left-handed hitting outfielder was signed as a free agent by the Blue Jays in 1984. After being...

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HALL OF FAMER REGGIE CLEVELAND

At age 14, Reggie Cleveland, already six feet tall, was pitching against players several years older than him. The fast-growing right-hander was discovered in Swift Current by carnival operator,...

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HALL OF FAMER RON PICHE

It was Quebec baseball legend Roland Gladu who signed hard-throwing right-hander Ron Piche to a contract with the Milwaukee Braves in 1955. After minor league stops in Lawton, Eau...

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