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...

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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...

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HALL OF FAMER 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...

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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...

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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...

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HALL OF FAMER DENNIS MARTINEZ

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

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 GEORGE KNOTTY LEE

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

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

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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