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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HALL OF FAMER PETE WARD

  • July 26, 2017
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Son of Montreal Maroons hockey star, Jimmy Ward, Pete Ward was born in Montreal, before moving to Portland, Oregon when he was eight years old. In 1958, the Baltimore...

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HALL OF FAMER DAVE STIEB

  • July 21, 2017
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An All-American outfielder when the Blue Jays selected him the 1978 amateur draft, Dave Stieb would evolve into the most successful pitcher in franchise history. With his focus solely...

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HALL OF FAMER GEORGE GIBSON

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George “Moon” Gibson was a standout catcher on his hometown London squad in the 1901 Canadian League, before he inked a deal with the Eastern League’s Montreal Royals in...

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HALL OF FAMER LARRY MCLEAN

  • July 17, 2017
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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...

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HALL OF FAMER ANDRE DAWSON

  • July 10, 2017
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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...

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HALL OF FAMER JIM RIDLEY

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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...

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HALL OF FAMER TERRY PUHL

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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...

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HALL OF FAMER BERNIE SOULLIERE

  • July 6, 2017
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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...

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