The Opening Pitch


The 2023 Opening Pitch event will take place on Thursday, June 15.


The Opening Pitch is the official kick-off for induction weekend celebrations. Guests can mingle at a small, private ticketed event with the Hall’s class of inductees, and other special guests, including past inductees, media personalities and Blue Jays executives.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Left Field Brewery, 36 Wagstaff Drive, Toronto.


This event is not an autograph session so there are no guarantees for autographs. Please be respectful of the inductees and other special guests.

A silent auction will take place throughout the evening. All proceeds are in support of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Hall of Famers Jeff Francis, Justin Morneau and Duane Ward will be on hand along with past inductees Paul Quantrill and other special guests for an unforgettable evening.

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame was planning to honour John Olerud and Jacques Doucet as 2020 inductees at this year’s ceremony in St Marys. However, unfortunately, John and Jacques are unable to attend. We look forward to hosting and celebrating with John and Jacques and their families in 2023.” Jeremy Diamond, Chair Board of Directors