MUSEUM HOURS

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is located at 386 Church St. South in St. Marys, Ontario.

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Hours:
October 13 – April 30, 2020 – open for pre-booked group tours only. Call 519-284-1838 or email baseball@baseballhalloffame.ca.
May 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020 – Tuesday-Sunday from 10am-5pm (Open holiday Mondays from 10am-5pm)
September 1, 2020 – October 10 – open Thursday-Sunday from 10am-5pm (not open October 13)

The office for the Hall of Fame is open 9am-5pm all year.

Admission Fees:
Adult/Senior $12
Children (ages 10-17) $10
Children (ages 9 and under) Free
Family (2 adults/4 children) $35
Group tours $10 per person (10 or more people)

Contact information:
Office: 519-284-1838 for details or email baseball@baseballhalloffame.ca
Fax: 519-284-1234

2020 NOMINATIONS DEADLINE DECEMBER 1, 2019

The deadline to submit your 2020 nominations for the Hall of Fame is Sunday, December 1, 2019.

If you would like to nominate someone for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum you must submit 25 copies of the nomination that are 3-hole punched to our office by December 1.

Click here for NOMINATION FORM. We suggest your nomination be 5-10 pages in length and contains statistics, letters of support, on and off the field accomplishes and whatever else you feel is important.

Mail to:
CBHFM
386 Church St. S., PO Box 1838
St. Marys, ON N4X 1C2

Steve rogers

HALL OF FAMER STEVE ROGERS

Selected by the Montreal Expos in the first round of the 1971 amateur draft (Secondary Phase), Steve Rogers made minor league stops in Winnipeg and Quebec City prior to his major league debut on July 18, 1973. The intense righty would make an immediate impression, holding the Astros to two runs in eight innings in his first start and tossing a one-hit shutout against the Phillies in his second. His 10 wins and 1.54 ERA in his rookie campaign would earn him National League Rookie Pitcher of the Year honours from The Sporting News and a spot on the Topps All-Rookie Team.

Over the course of his 13-year big league career, Rogers would rack up 15 or more wins in a season five times and was consistently among the league leaders in innings pitched and ERA. The Expos ace led the National League in complete games (14) in 1980 and in shutouts (5) in 1979 and 1983. Rogers tossed more than 250 innings six times and was at best during the Expos’ playoff run in 1981, when he defeated Steve Carlton twice in the 1981 National League Division Series. He followed that up with a career-best 19 wins and league-leading 2.40 ERA in 1982, garnering himself a second-place finish in the Cy Young Award voting.

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pedro martinez

HALL OF FAMER PEDRO MARTINEZ

Born in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic, in 1971, Pedro Martinez was signed as an amateur free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988. He was used primarily as a reliever for parts of two seasons with the Dodgers before he was dealt to the Montreal Expos for Delino DeShields on November 19, 1993.

It was in Montreal that his major league career would truly take off. A key member of the Expos’ rotation in 1994, when the team owned a six-game lead atop the National League East division in August before a strike wiped out the rest of the season, Martinez would evolve into the club’s ace. After registering 14 wins and a 3.51 ERA in 30 starts in 1995, he was selected to his first All-Star Game in 1996 when he recorded 13 victories and struck out 222 batters in 216-2/3 innings.

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Phil Marchildon

HALL OF FAMER PHIL MARCHILDON

While working in the Creighton Mine in Sudbury and starring for the company ball team, Phil Marchildon was convinced to try out with the International League’s Toronto Maple Leafs in 1938. The hard-throwing hurler would strike out seven of the nine batters he faced at the tryout and would report to the Leafs training camp the following spring.

After two seasons with the Leafs, Marchildon’s contract was purchased by the Philadelphia A’s. In his first big league season, he recorded 10 wins for the lowly A’s, managed by Connie Mack. For an encore, he would record 17 wins and establish himself as the team’s ace in 1942.

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Jack Cooke Kent

HALL OF FAMER JACK KENT COOKE

A natural salesman, Jack Kent Cooke was born in Hamilton but moved to The Beaches area in Toronto in 1921. By age 14, he was a successful door-to-door encyclopedia salesman, and after a string of prosperous business ventures, including owning radio stations and publications, Cooke purchased the International League’s Toronto Maple Leafs in 1951.

Under his flamboyant reign, the club drew more than 3.3 million fans to Maple Leaf Stadium from 1951 to 1963. Creative and sometimes off-the-wall, Cooke’s promotions made attending a game in Toronto an event. For his efforts, he was named minor league executive of the year by The Sporting News in 1952, when the Leafs drew 446,040 fans – an attendance mark that topped some major league clubs. While Cooke was the owner, the Maple Leafs won pennants in 1954, 1956, 1957 and 1960.

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George Bell

HALL OF FAMER GEORGE BELL

Born in 1959 in San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic, Bell remains the only Blue Jay to win the American League MVP Award. His monster 1987 campaign – that saw him belt a then-club record 47 homers and lead the league in RBIs (134), total bases (369) and extra base hits (83) – is one of the best in franchise history.

Plucked from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1980 Rule 5 draft, the power-hitting outfielder was an offensive force in Toronto for parts of nine seasons. A three-time all-star and three-time Silver Slugger Award winner, Bell socked over 20 homers in six seasons and recorded more than 85 RBIs seven times with the Jays. He also smashed a major league record three home runs on Opening Day against the Kansas City Royals in 1988. The former slugger ranks in the top five in most of the club’s all-time offensive categories, including third in RBIs (740), total bases (2,201) and extra-base hits (471) and fourth in home runs (202). For his efforts, he was named the club’s MVP four times and was an inaugural member of the Blue Jays’ Level of Excellence in 1996.

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WATCH GAME 3 OF THE WORLD SERIES AT THE CANADIAN BASEBALL HALL OF FAME

Watch Game 3 of the World Series at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Astros vs Nationals.

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum would like to invite you to watch Game 3 of the World Series between Houston and the Astros on its 14-foot screen in their new R. Howard Webster Visitors Lounge on Friday, October 25th.

The game will be free to watch, but seating will be limited, so if you plan to attend, please register on the Hall’s Eventbrite site HERE.

“We’re excited to be able to hold an event like this in our new R. Howard Webster Visitors Lounge,” said Scott Crawford, the Hall’s director of operations. “I’m looking forward to watching the game with a spirited group of baseball fans.”

Doors will open at 7 p.m. local time, with the game slated to begin at 8 p.m. Food, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, will be available for purchase during the game and a silent auction will take place.

Fans may also tour the museum for the regular price of admission.

The Hall’s R. Howard Webster Visitors Lounge is available for rent and is a perfect venue for work functions, receptions and catered events. The 600-square foot room is decorated with baseball art and photos from the Hall’s exclusive collection and overlooks their newest diamond, King Field. The lounge also offers Wi-Fi capabilities and the Hall can provide tables, chairs and AV equipment.

“It’s a truly unique place to hold an event or a company function. We’ve been receiving a lot of very positive feedback about the lounge,” said Crawford. “We plan to host a lot of events in it in the future, but it’s also available for groups and businesses to rent as well.”

Next event: Heritage Auctions appraisal days – November 13-14

Father Ronald Cullen

HALL OF FAMER FATHER RONALD CULLEN

After landing a position at Windsor’s Assumption High School in 1948, Father Ronald Cullen dedicated over 50 years of service to the city. With an approach emphasizing discipline, the iconic sports figure inspired thousands of young football, hockey and baseball players during his venerable coaching career.

The Windsor sports legend was the bench boss of 13 high school hockey teams that advanced to the All-Ontario championships and helped spur Marc Reaume, Mike Eaves, Murray Eaves and Ed Mio to NHL careers. One of the best amateur baseball coaches in Canadian history, Cullen’s teams almost always vied for city, provincial and national titles.

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