VOTTO TO BE PRESENTED WITH CANADIAN BASEBALL HALL OF FAME’S TIP O’NEILL AWARD ON MAY 29

  • May 28, 2017
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Votto to be presented with Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award on May 29 St. Marys, Ont. – Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto will be presented with...

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HALL OF FAMER JIM MCKEAN

  • May 26, 2017
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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

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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

  • May 25, 2017
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“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

  • May 24, 2017
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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

  • May 23, 2017
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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

  • May 22, 2017
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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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HALL OF FAMER ROY HALLADAY

  • May 15, 2017
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Born in 1977 in Denver, Colo., Halladay was the Blue Jays’ first-round pick (17th overall) in the 1995 major league amateur draft. On September 27, 1998, in his second...

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HALL OF FAMER DENNIS MARTINEZ

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Born in 1954 in Granada, Nicaragua, Martinez recorded 100 wins (second-most in franchise history) in parts of eight seasons with the Montreal Expos from 1986 to 1993. The durable...

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HALL OF FAMER JIMMY ARCHER

  • May 12, 2017
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Born in Dublin, Ireland, Jimmy Archer moved with his family to Montreal as a baby and relocated to Toronto when he was three. At age 20, the young catcher...

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HALL OF FAMER FELIPE ALOU

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Alou was part of the Expos organization as a player, instructor or manager for 27 of its 36 years of existence. The highly respected baseball man joined the Expos...

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HALL OF FAMER GEORGE KNOTTY LEE

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A true Canadian baseball pioneer, Knotty Lee devoted close to 50 years to the game as a player, manager, scout and league organizer. The Toronto native earned his nickname...

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HALL OF FAMER ALLAN ROTH

  • May 10, 2017
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Allan Roth, born in Montreal on May 10, 1917, made a pitch to Branch Rickey in 1944 that made the case for opinions such as on-base percentage being more...

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HALL OF FAMER CLAUDE RAYMOND

  • May 8, 2017
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It was another Canadian, Roland Gladu, who signed Claude Raymond to his first pro contract with the Milwaukee Braves in 1955. After one season as a starting pitcher, the...

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HALL OF FAMER BILL SLACK

  • May 4, 2017
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Signed as a pitcher by the Boston Red Sox in 1951, Bill Slack’s professional baseball career would span six decades. As a rookie with Roanoke of the Class-B Piedmont...

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