HALL OF FAMER JIM FANNING

  • September 14, 2017
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Serving as a player, manager, executive and community ambassador, Jim Fanning has spent over 60 years in professional baseball. The Chicago Cubs signed him as a catcher in 1949...

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HALL OF FAMER TOMMY BURGESS

  • September 1, 2017
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Tom Burgess signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1946. In his first professional season, he belted 16 home runs with the Class D Hamilton Cardinals, earning himself a...

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HALL OF FAMER JOHN DUCEY

  • August 31, 2017
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John Ducey was a player, umpire and administrator in Alberta for more than 60 years. As a 13-year-old, he served as a batboy at Diamond Park for teams that...

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HALL OF FAMER PAT GILLICK

  • August 22, 2017
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A left-handed pitcher on the 1958 NCAA champion, University of Southern California (USC) squad, Pat Gillick spent five years in the Baltimore Orioles system. Arm troubles would force the...

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HALL OF FAMER BOB PRENTICE

  • August 14, 2017
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Bob Prentice was a multi-sport star in high school at Toronto’s Riverdale Collegiate. An all-star quarterback and standout hockey player, Prentice chose to focus on a baseball career. After...

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HALL OF FAMER RON RONCETTI

  • August 11, 2017
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Born near Rome, Italy, Ron Roncetti came to Toronto with his parents when he was eight months old. Settling with his family near Elizabeth Street in downtown Toronto, he...

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HALL OF FAMER DOUG MELVIN

  • August 8, 2017
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Doug Melvin, was born August 8, 1952, is Chatham, Ontario. The Milwaukee Brewers general manager since 2002 had a brief pitching career in the minor leagues from 1972-78 with...

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HALL OF FAMER DOC YOUNKER

  • August 4, 2017
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Doc Younker has been a trainer in amateur and professional baseball for more than 50 years. A former U.S. army private, Younker’s first job as a trainer was with...

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HALL OF FAMER GEORGE SLEEMAN

  • August 1, 2017
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After being educated in Guelph and St. Davids, George Sleeman became the general manager of his father’s Silver Creek Brewery at age 18. Just six years later, he was...

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HALL OF FAMER CHARLES BRONFMAN

  • July 27, 2017
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Without Charles Bronfman’s dedication and commitment, it’s unlikely that major league baseball would be played in Canada today. The Montreal native was chairman of the board and principal owner...

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