The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1982 and commemorates Canadians in baseball and others who have had an impact on the sport of baseball in Canada. The CBHFM has held Inductions annually since the inaugural induction ceremony on August 3, 1983, with few exceptions. The CBHFM’s inaugural induction ceremony was held at the Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place in Toronto.
After spending its first years in Toronto, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was relocated to St. Marys, Ontario, opening its doors to the public in June 1998. There were no induction ceremonies in 1993 and 1994 – while the Hall was determining its new home. Due to the global pandemic, there were no on-site induction ceremonies in 2020 or 2021. In 2021, the Hall held its first virtual induction ceremony, electing historically significant and previously overlooked notable persons in Canadian baseball. The 2020 Induction Ceremony, initially planned for June 2020, was delayed until 2022, combining the ceremonies for the 2020 and 2022 classes.
The Class of 2020 and Class of 2022 are both being celebrated on June 18, 2022. The 2020 inductees are: Canadian Justin Morneau; Toronto Blue Jays’ Duane Ward and John Olerud (not able to attend); and long-time Montreal Expos broadcaster Jacques Doucet. Canadian pitcher Jeff Francis is the CBHFM’s 2022 inductee.
Each year, artifacts celebrating the inductees’ careers are showcased in the Museum, including some which are featured here online.