kids encyclopedia robot

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.jpg
Established 1983
Location St. Marys, Ontario, Canada
Type sports museum

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (French: Temple de la renommée du baseball canadien) is a museum located in St. Marys, Ontario, Canada. The museum commemorates great players, teams, and accomplishments of baseball in Canada.


The museum was founded in October 1983 in Toronto at Exhibition Place and later moved to Ontario Place theme park. In 1994, it moved to St. Marys, Ontario.

The Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated to preserving Canada's baseball heritage which dates back to June 4, 1838, when a game which very closely resembled today's game of baseball was played in Beachville, Ontario.

The Hall gained some major attention when Pete Rose became eligible for election for earning his 4,000th MLB hit while playing with the Montreal Expos in 1984. However, Rose has yet to be elected to the Hall.


Since opening, 127 individual members and 6 teams or groups have been inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame as of 2021. This includes professional and amateur players, builders, administrators, umpires, teams, organizations, broadcasters, writers, and honorary members who have helped popularize the sport in Canada. Additionally, as of 2020, 17 members of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame have been enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, as players, managers, executives, and recipients of the Ford C. Frick Award and BBWAA Career Excellence Award.

In addition, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame awards the Tip O'Neill Award annually to the Canadian baseball player "judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to the highest ideals of the game of baseball" and the Jack Graney Award for Lifetime Media Achievement.


The 32 acre facility in St. Marys also includes four baseball fields designed by landscape architect Art Lierman of London, Ontario.

Pearson Cup on display

See: Pearson Cup

Rules for nominations

  1. A player must be retired for at least three years.
  2. Must receive 75 percent of the vote to be inducted.
  3. If the person is not Canadian he must have done something significant with respect to baseball in Canada.
  4. The person nominated will stay on the ballot for nine years as long as he receives a minimum of one vote every two years.
  5. All information must be in by December 1 of the year to be eligible for the following year.


dagger Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Name Born Year inducted
Dawson, AndreAndre Dawson dagger Miami, Florida 2004
Roth, AllanAllan Roth Montreal, Quebec 2010
Simpson, AllanAllan Simpson Kelowna, British Columbia 2011
Bilesky, AndyAndy Bilesky Trail, British Columbia 1984
Irwin, ArthurArthur Irwin Toronto, Ontario 1989
Soulliere, BernieBernie Soulliere Windsor, Ontario 2009
Phillips, BillBill Phillips Saint John, New Brunswick 2010
Slack, BillBill Slack Petrolia, ON 2002
Harris, BillBill Harris Duguayville, New Brunswick 2008
Brown, BobBob Brown Scranton, Pennsylvania 1989
Elliott, BobBob Elliott dagger Kingston, ON 2015
Emslie, BobBob Emslie Guelph, Ontario 1986
Prentice, BobBob Prentice Toronto, Ontario 1986
Mattick, BobbyBobby Mattick Sioux City, Iowa 1999
Griffith, CalvinCalvin Griffith Montreal, Quebec 2010
Delgado, CarlosCarlos Delgado Aguadilla, Puerto Rico 2015
Bush, CarmenCarmen Bush Toronto, Ontario 1985
Bronfman, CharlesCharles Bronfman Montreal, Quebec 1984
Gaston, CitoCito Gaston San Antonio, Texas 2002
Raymond, ClaudeClaude Raymond Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec 1984
Koskie, CoreyCorey Koskie Anola, Manitoba 2015
McKay, DaveDave McKay Vancouver, British Columbia 2001
Shury, DaveDave Shury Wilkie, Saskatchewan 2002
Stieb, DaveDave Stieb Santa Ana, California 2005
Van Horne, DaveDave Van Horne dagger Easton, Pennsylvania 2014
Martínez, DennisDennis Martínez Granada, Nicaragua 2016
Fowler, DickDick Fowler Toronto, Ontario 1985
Hudlin, DougDoug Hudlin Victoria, British Columbia 2017
Melvin, DougDoug Melvin Chatham, Ontario 2012
Whitt, ErnieErnie Whitt Detroit, Michigan 2009
Alou, FelipeFelipe Alou Haina, Dominican Republic 2015
Jenkins, FergusonFerguson Jenkins dagger Chatham, Ontario 1987
Colman, FrankFrank Colman London, Ontario 1999
O'Rourke, FrankFrank O'Rourke Hamilton, Ontario 1996
Shaughnessy, FrankFrank Shaughnessy Amboy, Illinois 1983
Carter, GaryGary Carter dagger Culver City, California 2001
Lee, GeorgeGeorge Lee Toronto, Ontario 1998
Bell, GeorgeGeorge Bell San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic 2013
Gibson, GeorgeGeorge Gibson London, Ontario 1987
Selkirk, GeorgeGeorge Selkirk Huntsville, Ontario 1983
Sleeman, GeorgeGeorge Sleeman Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 1999
Wood, GeorgeGeorge Wood Pownal, Prince Edward Island 2011
Scott, GladwynGladwyn Scott Hamiota, Manitoba 2008
Rosen, GoodyGoody Rosen Toronto, Ontario 1984
Ash, GordGord Ash Toronto, Ontario 2019
Younker, HaroldHarold Younker Auburn, Washington 2005
Simmons, HarryHarry Simmons New York City, New York 2002
Starkman, HowardHoward Starkman Toronto, Ontario 2016
Graney, JackJack Graney St. Thomas, Ontario 1984
Cooke, Jack KentJack Kent Cooke Hamilton, Ontario 1985
Robinson, JackieJackie Robinson dagger Cairo, Georgia 1991
Bay, JasonJason Bay Trail, British Columbia 2019
Heath, JeffJeff Heath Fort William, Ontario 1988
Fanning, JimJim Fanning Chicago, Illinois 2000
McKean, JimJim McKean Montreal, Quebec 2004
Ridley, JimJim Ridley Toronto, Ontario 2014
Archer, JimmyJimmy Archer Dublin, Ireland 1990
Williams, JimmyJimmy Williams Toronto, Ontario 1991
Carter, JoeJoe Carter Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2003
Ducey, JohnJohn Ducey Buffalo, New York 1983
Haar, JohnJohn Haar Vancouver, British Columbia 2007
Hiller, JohnJohn Hiller Toronto, Ontario 1985
McHale, JohnJohn McHale Detroit, Michigan 1997
Lannin, JosephJoseph Lannin Lac-Beauport, Quebec 2004
McCaskill, KirkKirk McCaskill Kapuskasing, Ontario 2003
McLean, LarryLarry McLean Fredericton, New Brunswick 2006
Walker, LarryLarry Walker dagger Maple Ridge, British Columbia 2009
Pearson, Lester B.Lester B. Pearson Toronto, Ontario 1983
Moseby, LloydLloyd Moseby Portland, Arkansas 2018
Stairs, MattMatt Stairs Saint John, New Brunswick 2015
Cook, MurrayMurray Cook Sackville, New Brunswick 2014
Bailey, NatNat Bailey Saint Paul, Minnesota 2013
Clarke, NigNig Clarke Amherstburg, Ontario 1996
Judd, OscarOscar Judd London, Ontario 1986
Gillick, PatPat Gillick dagger Chico, California 1997
Hentgen, PatPat Hentgen Detroit, Michigan 2016
Beeston, PaulPaul Beeston Welland, Ontario 2002
Quantrill, PaulPaul Quantrill London, Ontario 2010
Martínez, PedroPedro Martínez dagger Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic 2018
Ward, PetePete Ward Montreal, Quebec 1991
Hardy, Peter N.E.Peter N.E. Hardy London, Ontario 2004
Widdrington, PeterPeter Widdrington Toronto, Ontario 2008
Marchildon, PhilPhil Marchildon Penetanguishene, Ontario 1983
Smith, PopPop Smith Digby, Nova Scotia 2005
Carter, RayRay Carter Nanaimo, British Columbia 2017
Cleveland, ReggieReggie Cleveland Swift Current, Saskatchewan 1986
Bertoia, RenoReno Bertoia San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy 1988
Cormier, RhéalRhéal Cormier Moncton, New Brunswick 2012
Bélec, RichardRichard Bélec Montreal, Quebec 2003
Ducey, RobRob Ducey Toronto, Ontario 2013
Thomson, RobRob Thomson Sarnia, Ontario 2019
Alomar, RobertoRoberto Alomar dagger Ponce, Puerto Rico 2010
Nelson, RockyRocky Nelson Portsmouth, Ohio 1987
Hayter, RonRon Hayter Regina, Saskatchewan 2006
Piché, RonRon Piché Verdun, Quebec 1988
Roncetti, RonRon Roncetti Rome, Italy 1998
Stead, RonRon Stead London, Ontario 2006
Taylor, RonRon Taylor Toronto, Ontario 1985
Cullen, RonaldRonald Cullen Toronto, Ontario 1996
Halladay, RoyRoy Halladay dagger Denver, CO 2017
Miller, RoyRoy Miller Chatham, ON 2009
Ford, RussRuss Ford Brandon, Manitoba 1987
Staub, RustyRusty Staub New Orleans, Louisiana 2012
Dempster, RyanRyan Dempster Gibsons, British Columbia 2019
Robertson, SherrySherry Robertson Montreal, Quebec 2007
Anderson, SparkySparky Anderson dagger Bridgewater, South Dakota 2007
Rogers, SteveSteve Rogers Jefferson City, Missouri 2005
Bowsfield, TedTed Bowsfield Vernon, British Columbia 1988
Puhl, TerryTerry Puhl Melville, Saskatchewan 1995
Raines, TimTim Raines dagger Sanford, FL 2013
Wallach, TimTim Wallach Huntington Park, California 2014
O'Neill, TipTip O'Neill Springfield, ON 1983
Burgess, TomTom Burgess London, Ontario 1992
Cheek, TomTom Cheek dagger Pensacola, Florida 2013
Henke, TomTom Henke Kansas City, Missouri 2011
Lasorda, TommyTommy Lasorda dagger Norristown, Pennsylvania 2006
Fernández, TonyTony Fernández San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic 2008
Kubek, TonyTony Kubek dagger Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2016
Guerrero, VladimirVladimir Guerrero dagger Nizao, Dominican Republic 2017
Norton, WayneWayne Norton Winnipeg, Manitoba 2016
Humber, WilliamWilliam Humber Toronto, Ontario 2018
Shuttleworth, WilliamWilliam Shuttleworth Brantford, Ontario 2016
Doucet, JacquesJacques Doucet Montreal, Quebec 2020
Morneau, JustinJustin Morneau New Westminster, British Columbia 2020
Olerud, JohnJohn Olerud Seattle, Washington 2020
Ward, DuaneDuane Ward Los Ojos, New Mexico 2020
Beachville & Zorra teams, 1838 Ontario 1988
National Youth Team, 1991 Brandon, Manitoba 1992
Canadian-born players of the AAGPBL Across Canada 1998
Asahi Vancouver, British Columbia 2003
Team Canada, 2011 Lagos de Moreno, MEX 2012
Team Canada, 2015 Ajax, ON 2017

Images for kids

kids search engine
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.