Presented annually by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to a volunteer that has shown dedication, passion and support towards the museum.
The Director of Operations provides the Board of Directors with a list of candidates during their spring board meeting. The announcement and presentation takes place during the annual induction ceremony in June.
Randy Echlin was a lifelong volunteer with the Hall of Fame. He was on the Board of Directors since the early 1980’s including Chair of the Board from 1999-2001. Randy then became Chair of the Selection committee in 2002 until his passing in 2011.
The Hall of Fame has made tremendous progress since moving to St. Marys in 1994.
The progress would not have been possible without this year’s recipients of the Randy Echlin Volunteer of the year award, Bob Stephens and Tony Little. Bob and Tony have been very long serving board members. Bob became a director in 1999 and Tony in 2001. They have been part of all major decisions relating to the Hall from the early days to the present. Their commitment to this project has been consistent and unyielding. They are both very proud of what they have accomplished with countless others and are very optimistic about the future of the Hall.
They both are retiring from the Board this year and much to their credit are leaving the organization in wonderful shape.
2021 announced June 2022
2020 announced June 2022
2019 Tony Little and Bob Stephens
2018 John Starzynski
2017 Andrew North
2016 not awarded
2015 Ben Waghorn
2014 Charlie Hammond
2013 Nelda Oliver
2012 Randy Echlin
2011 Ron Marriott
2010 Greg Sorbara
2009 Rose McCoomb, John Harlton, Greg Valcke, Ron Plaquet
2008 Dick MacPherson
2007 Al Hart
2006 Georgina Smith, Carl McCoomb