Jack Graney

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, Bob Emslie. After a season in the Cubs organization, Graney was sold to the Cleveland, where he would evolve into a steady, dependable outfielder.

His big league resume boasts a number of firsts. When Graney walked to the plate in a game against the Red Sox on July 11, 1914, he became the first batter to face Babe Ruth. Almost two years later, on June 26, 1916, he would be the first major leaguer to bat wearing a number on his uniform. A scrappy leadoff hitter, Graney would lead the American League in walks twice (1917 and 1919) and in doubles once (1916). The speedy Canuck also finished in the top 10 in triples in 1913 and 1916, with 12 and 14 three-baggers respectively. He was also a member of the World Series-winning Indians squad in 1920.

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Merchandise Sale for Father’s Day

Merchandise Sale for Father’s Day

Autographed memorabilia, books, clothing and hats on sale….buy something and receive something for free.

Sale goes until end of day on Sunday, June 20. Email baseball@baseballhalloffame.ca or call 519-284-1838 with your order. Items can be mailed, picked up at the Hall of Fame or delivered (if in St. Marys). All autographed items come with letter of authenticity from the Hall of Fame. Items are plus tax and shipping (if needed).

Over 280 items to choose from!

Autographed Memorabilia Sale:

JERSEYS (replica)

Purchase a signed or unsigned jersey and receive a FREE Group C autographed baseball

$250: Toronto Blue Jays: George Bell, Pat Hentgen, Corey Koskie, Lloyd Moseby, Dalton Pompey, Paul Quantrill, Matt Stairs; Chicago Cubs Ryan Dempster; Montreal Expos Tim Wallach

$200: (Unsigned) Toronto Blue Jays: George Bell, Carlos Delgado, Tom Henke, Vernon Wells; Montreal Expos: Pedro Martinez, Rusty Staub, Tim Wallach; Minnesota Twins Corey Koskie, Justin Morneau; Ernie Whitt – 2009 World Baseball Classic

FREE baseball: 18U Canada (2010), Andrew Albers, Gord Ash, Phillippe Aumont, Jeff Blair, Denis Boucher, Shawn Bowman, Scott Bullett, Rich Butler, Rob Butler, Ray Carter, Murray Cook, Jason Dickson, Bob Elliott, Ken Fidlin, Darren Fletcher, Jeff Francis, Tyson Gillies, Richard Griffin, Rich Harden, Billy Harris, Blake Hawksworth, Ron Hayter, Jim Henderson, Bill Humber, Jerry Howarth, Danny Klassen, George Kottaras, Chris Leroux, Adam Loewen, Scott Mathieson, Doug Melvin, Dustin Molleken, Gareth Morgan, Josh Naylor, Noah (Bo) Naylor, Wayne Norton, Tyler O’Neill, Peter Orr, James Paxton, Dalton Pompey, Cal Quantrill, Claude Raymond, Kevin Reimer, Chris Reitsma, Scott Richmond, Chris Robinson, Jamie Romak, Mike Saunders, Gladwyn Scott, Dan Shulman, Joey Siddall, Bill Slack, Bernie Soulliere, Howard Starkman, Ron Stead, Adam Stern, Rob Thomson, Serge Touchette, Rowan Wick, Steve Wilson, Andy Yerzy, Jeff Zimmerman

BATS:

Purchase a limited edition autographed induction bat from Group A or B and receive a FREE Group C autographed baseball

Group A – $120: 2019 Inductees (Dempster, Bay, Ash, Thomson), 2018 Inductees (Moseby, Humber), 2014 Inductees (Wallach, VanHorne, Cook), 2012 Inductees (Melvin, Staub, Cormier), 2011 Inductees (Henke, Simpson), 2006 Inductees (Lasorda, Hayter, Stead)

Group B – $85: Pat Gillick, Fergie Jenkins

FREE baseball: 18U Canada (2010), Andrew Albers, Gord Ash, Phillippe Aumont, Jeff Blair, Denis Boucher, Shawn Bowman, Scott Bullett, Rich Butler, Rob Butler, Ray Carter, Murray Cook, Jason Dickson, Bob Elliott, Ken Fidlin, Darren Fletcher, Jeff Francis, Tyson Gillies, Richard Griffin, Rich Harden, Billy Harris, Blake Hawksworth, Ron Hayter, Jim Henderson, Bill Humber, Jerry Howarth, Danny Klassen, George Kottaras, Chris Leroux, Adam Loewen, Scott Mathieson, Doug Melvin, Dustin Molleken, Gareth Morgan, Josh Naylor, Noah (Bo) Naylor, Wayne Norton, Tyler O’Neill, Peter Orr, James Paxton, Dalton Pompey, Cal Quantrill, Claude Raymond, Kevin Reimer, Chris Reitsma, Scott Richmond, Chris Robinson, Jamie Romak, Mike Saunders, Gladwyn Scott, Dan Shulman, Joey Siddall, Bill Slack, Bernie Soulliere, Howard Starkman, Ron Stead, Adam Stern, Rob Thomson, Serge Touchette, Rowan Wick, Steve Wilson, Andy Yerzy, Jeff Zimmerman

Purchase a limited edition autographed induction bat from Group C or D and receive a FREE Group C autographed inductee card

Group C – $70: Felipe Alou, Jason Bay, Paul Beeston, Ryan Dempster, Cito Gaston, Tom Henke, Pat Hentgen, Corey Koskie, Dennis Martinez, Lloyd Moseby, Steve Rogers, Matt Stairs, Tim Wallach, Ernie Whitt, 2011 Team Canada

Group D – $55: 2015 Team Canada (unsigned), Gord Ash, Nat Bailey (unsigned), George Bell (unsigned), Richard Belec, Ray Carter, Tom Cheek (unsigned), Murray Cook, Rob Ducey, Bob Elliott, Jim Fanning, John Haar, Roy Halladay (unsigned), Peter Hardy (unsigned), Billy Harris, Ron Hayter, Doug Hudlin (unsigned), Bill Humber, Calvin Griffith (unsigned), Tony Kubek (unsigned), JJ Lannin (unsigned), Pedro Martinez (unsigned), Kirk McCaskill, Don McDougall, Dave McKay, Jim McKean, Larry McLean (unsigned), Doug Melvin, Roy Miller (unsigned), Wayne Norton, Paul Quantrill, Jim Ridley (unsigned), Sherry Robertson (unsigned), Allan Roth (unsigned), Gladwyn Scott, Dave Shury (signed by wife), William Shuttleworth (unsigned), Harry Simmons (unsigned), Allan Simpson, Bill Slack, Bernie Soulliere, Howard Starkman, Ron Stead, Rob Thomson, Vancouver Asahi (unsigned), Dave Van Horne, Peter Widdrington (unsigned), George Wood (unsigned), Doc Younker

FREE card: Felipe Alou, Jason Bay, Paul Beeston, George Bell, Tom Burgess, Reggie Cleveland, Rheal Cormier, Ryan Dempster, Bob Elliott, Jim Fanning, Cito Gaston, Billy Harris, Tom Henke, Pat Hentgen, John Hiller, Corey Koskie, Tony Kubek, Dennis Martinez, Kirk McCaskill, Dave McKay, Lloyd Moseby, Wayne Norton, Ron Piche, Terry Puhl, Steve Rogers, Matt Stairs, Ron Stead, Dave Stieb, Ron Taylor, Vancouver Asahi, Dave Van Horne, Tim Wallach, Ernie Whitt

BASEBALLS:

Purchase an autographed baseball from Group A or B and receive a FREE Group C autographed inductee card

Group A – $150: Larry Walker
Group A – $70: Pat Gillick, Tom Lasorda, Gaylord Perry, Tim Raines

Group B – $50: Felipe Alou, John Axford, Jesse Barfield, Jason Bay, Reggie Cleveland, Rheal Cormier, Ryan Dempster, Rob Ducey, Cito Gaston, Eric Gagne, Tom Henke, Pat Hentgen, Corey Koskie, Tony Kubek, Brett Lawrie, Bill Lee, Dennis Martinez, Kirk McCaskill, Dave McKay, Lloyd Moseby, Ron Piche, Terry Puhl, Paul Quantrill, Jeff Reardon, Steve Rogers, Matt Stairs, Dave Stewart, Ron Taylor, Dave Van Horne, Tim Wallach, Ernie Whitt, Duane Ward, Willie Wilson

FREE card: Felipe Alou, Jason Bay, Paul Beeston, George Bell, Tom Burgess, Reggie Cleveland, Rheal Cormier, Ryan Dempster, Bob Elliott, Jim Fanning, Cito Gaston, Billy Harris, Tom Henke, Pat Hentgen, John Hiller, Corey Koskie, Tony Kubek, Dennis Martinez, Kirk McCaskill, Dave McKay, Lloyd Moseby, Wayne Norton, Ron Piche, Terry Puhl, Steve Rogers, Matt Stairs, Ron Stead, Dave Stieb, Ron Taylor, Vancouver Asahi, Dave Van Horne, Tim Wallach, Ernie Whitt

Purchase an autographed baseball from Group C and receive a FREE Group D autographed inductee card

Group C – $35: 18U Canada (2010), Andrew Albers, Gord Ash, Phillippe Aumont, Jeff Blair, Denis Boucher, Shawn Bowman, Scott Bullett, Rich Butler, Rob Butler, Ray Carter, Murray Cook, Jason Dickson, Bob Elliott, Ken Fidlin, Darren Fletcher, Jeff Francis, Tyson Gillies, Richard Griffin, Rich Harden, Billy Harris, Blake Hawksworth, Ron Hayter, Jim Henderson, Bill Humber, Jerry Howarth, Danny Klassen, George Kottaras, Chris Leroux, Adam Loewen, Scott Mathieson, Doug Melvin, Dustin Molleken, Gareth Morgan, Josh Naylor, Noah (Bo) Naylor, Wayne Norton, Tyler O’Neill, Peter Orr, James Paxton, Dalton Pompey, Cal Quantrill, Claude Raymond, Kevin Reimer, Chris Reitsma, Scott Richmond, Chris Robinson, Jamie Romak, Mike Saunders, Gladwyn Scott, Dan Shulman, Joey Siddall, Bill Slack, Bernie Soulliere, Howard Starkman, Ron Stead, Adam Stern, Rob Thomson, Serge Touchette, Rowan Wick, Steve Wilson, Andy Yerzy, Jeff Zimmerman

FREE card: Gord Ash, Ray Carter, Murray Cook, Rob Ducey, Peter Hardy (signed by wife), Ron Hayter, Bill Humber, JJ Lannin (signed by great-grandson), Doug Melvin, Don McDougall, Paul Quantrill, Gladwyn Scott, Sherry Robertson (signed by wife), David Shury (signed by wife), Harry Simmons (signed by grandson), Bill Slack, Bernie Soulliere, Howard Starkman, Rob Thomson, Doc Younker

CARDS:

Purchase an autographed card from Group A or B or C and receive a FREE Group D autographed inductee card

Group A – $40: Larry Walker

Group B – $35: Sparky Anderson, Andre Dawson, Carlos Delgado, Pat Gillick, Fergie Jenkins, Tommy Lasorda, Tim Raines

Group C – $22: Felipe Alou, Jason Bay, Paul Beeston, George Bell, Tom Burgess, Reggie Cleveland, Rheal Cormier, Ryan Dempster, Bob Elliott, Jim Fanning, Cito Gaston, Billy Harris, Tom Henke, Pat Hentgen, John Hiller, Corey Koskie, Tony Kubek, Dennis Martinez, Kirk McCaskill, Dave McKay, Lloyd Moseby, Wayne Norton, Ron Piche, Terry Puhl, Steve Rogers, Matt Stairs, Ron Stead, Dave Stieb, Ron Taylor, Vancouver Asahi, Dave Van Horne, Tim Wallach, Ernie Whitt

FREE card: Gord Ash, Ray Carter, Murray Cook, Rob Ducey, Peter Hardy (signed by wife), Ron Hayter, Bill Humber, JJ Lannin (signed by great-grandson), Doug Melvin, Don McDougall, Paul Quantrill, Gladwyn Scott, Sherry Robertson (signed by wife), David Shury (signed by wife), Harry Simmons (signed by grandson), Bill Slack, Bernie Soulliere, Howard Starkman, Rob Thomson, Doc Younker

PROGRAMS:

Purchase an autographed induction program and receive a FREE Group D autographed inductee card

Group A – $40: 2019-Dempster, Thomson, Ash; 2014- Wallach, Van Horne, Cook; 2013- Bell, Raines, Ducey; Sparky Anderson, Rheal Cormier, Dave VanHorne

Group B – $20: Gord Ash, George Bell, Ray Carter, Murray Cook, Ryan Dempster, Bob Elliott, Bill Humber, Corey Koskie, Dennis Martinez, Doug Melvin, Lloyd Moseby, Wayne Norton, Paul Quantrill, Matt Stairs, Howard Starkman, Dave Stieb, Rob Thomson, Tim Wallach

FREE card: Gord Ash, Ray Carter, Murray Cook, Rob Ducey, Peter Hardy (signed by wife), Ron Hayter, Bill Humber, JJ Lannin (signed by great-grandson), Doug Melvin, Don McDougall, Paul Quantrill, Gladwyn Scott, Sherry Robertson (signed by wife), David Shury (signed by wife), Harry Simmons (signed by grandson), Bill Slack, Bernie Soulliere, Howard Starkman, Rob Thomson, Doc Younker

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BOOK SALE:

Purchase a regular priced book and receive a FREE autographed inductee card from Group C or purchase two of our sale books and receive a FREE autographed inductee card from Group D.

Regular priced books:
Baseball America Ultimate Draft book – 50 years – $49.99
Doc: The Life of Roy Halladay – $38.00
The 69 Cubs – $34.99
The Man who Made Babe Ruth – $34.99
The Detroit Wolverines – $34.99
George “Mooney” Gibson – $34.99
Tip O’Neill and the St. Louis Browns of 1887. – $34.99
Rock Solid – Tim Raines – $32.99
Split Season 1981 – $32.50
The Tecumsehs of the International Association – $29.99
Baseball’s Creation Myth – $29.99
Expansion Baseball – $29.99
The Good of the Game – $28.95
Ecstasy to Agony-The 1994 Montreal Expos – $27.95
Toronto Blue Jays: The Big 50 updated – $22.95
The Hard Road to Victory: The Chatham All-Stars Story – $19.99
Ossie and the Babe – $14.95

FREE card: Felipe Alou, Jason Bay, Paul Beeston, George Bell, Tom Burgess, Reggie Cleveland, Rheal Cormier, Ryan Dempster, Bob Elliott, Jim Fanning, Cito Gaston, Billy Harris, Tom Henke, Pat Hentgen, John Hiller, Corey Koskie, Tony Kubek, Dennis Martinez, Kirk McCaskill, Dave McKay, Lloyd Moseby, Wayne Norton, Ron Piche, Terry Puhl, Steve Rogers, Matt Stairs, Ron Stead, Dave Stieb, Ron Taylor, Vancouver Asahi, Dave Van Horne, Tim Wallach, Ernie Whitt

Sale Books $10 each:
Goldy’s Curve Ball; Heros Bums & Ordinary Men; A Boy Named Matt (Matt Stairs); Diamonds of the North; Expos Inside Out

FREE card: Gord Ash, Ray Carter, Murray Cook, Rob Ducey, Peter Hardy (signed by wife), Ron Hayter, Bill Humber, JJ Lannin (signed by great-grandson), Doug Melvin, Don McDougall, Paul Quantrill, Gladwyn Scott, Sherry Robertson (signed by wife), David Shury (signed by wife), Harry Simmons (signed by grandson), Bill Slack, Bernie Soulliere, Howard Starkman, Rob Thomson, Doc Younker

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CLOTHING AND HAT SALE:

Clothing – only $15 each
Golf shirts (white-XL, XXL, XXXL, light blue-XL. XXL, dark grey-XXL)
Sweater (purple-XL, XXL, XXXL)
Jackets (beige XXL, navy blue-XL, black XXL, Royal blue XXL )
Vest (red XL, XXL)

Hats – 15% off price listed below.

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum (black or blue) – $19.99
NEW ERA Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos (fitted, flex fit, adjustable – adult and kids) – $22.99-$45.99 depending on style

Buy clothing or hat and receive a FREE unique Fergie Jenkins coin.

Peter Widdrington

HALL OF FAMER PETER WIDDRINGTON

Peter WiddringtonOne 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 a salesman with Labatt’s in 1955, the Toronto native rose through the ranks to serve the company in several executive posts, before being elevated to president from 1973 to 1989.

An avid sportsman, Widdrington joined the Blue Jays board of directors in 1976, eventually becoming the board chair in 1991, a post he would hold through the Jays’ two World Series titles in 1992 and 1993. At various points in the ’90s, he chaired Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Licensing & Marketing Committee and MLB’s Trust Advisory Committee. He also acted as MLB’s interim CAO and as an advisor to the commissioner. Widdrington also played a key role in establishing TSN, Canada’s first all-sports TV station, in 1984, resulting in an increased TV profile for the Blue Jays.

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HALL OF FAMER DUANE WARD

Selected in the first round (ninth overall) of the 1982 MLB draft by the Atlanta Braves, Duane Ward was dealt to the Blue Jays for Doyle Alexander on July 6, 1986. From 1988 to 1992, the hard-throwing right-hander established himself as one of the best shutdown set-up men in the game, combining with closer and 2011 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Tom Henke to form the most overpowering and beloved bullpen tandem in franchise history.

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Jim McKean

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 School, where he claimed top athlete honours, McKean became a quarterback with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was named the league’s outstanding rookie in 1963 and was part of the Riders’ Grey Cup-winning squad in 1966.

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Tip O'Neill

HALL OF FAMER TIP O’NEILL

James “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 youngster was signed by the American Association’s New York Metropolitans.

Sometimes dubbed Canada’s Babe Ruth, the talented Canadian made his major league debut as a pitcher on May 5, 1883. A formidable moundsman (his career ERA was 3.39), O’Neill was hampered by arm problems early in his career. Fortunately, his bat was potent enough to convince the St. Louis Browns to employ him in their outfield.

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Rob Ducey

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 named MVP of the Rookie Ball Medicine Hat Blue Jays that year, he rose through the organization’s ranks to make his big league debut on May 1, 1987. His first major league homer came on September 14, 1987 in a contest in which the Jays clubbed a big league record 10 round-trippers to defeat the Orioles 18-3.

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Reggie Cleveland

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, Sam Shapiro, who encouraged his friend, Cardinals manager, Red Schoendienst, to sign him. In 1965, Cleveland inked a deal with the Cards that included a $500 signing bonus.

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Ron Piche

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 Claire, Evansville, Jacksonville and Louisville, Piche made his big league debut on May 30, 1960.

The young French Canadian would excel in a relief role with the Braves in his rookie campaign. Suiting up alongside Hank Aaron, Warren Spahn and Eddie Mathews, Piche finished 27 games and notched nine saves (9th in National League) that season. He continued to be an effective option out of the Braves pen for the next three seasons. His finest season was in 1963, when he pitched in 37 games and recorded a career-best 3.40 ERA.

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