Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

This article is about the Canadian professional baseball hall of fame. For baseball hall of fame organizations in other countries, see Baseball Hall of Fame (disambiguation).

Coordinates: 43°15′05″N 81°08′38″W / 43.251435°N 81.143845°W / 43.251435; -81.143845

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
Established 1983
Location St. Marys, Ontario, Canada
Type sports museum
Director Scott Crawford

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum 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, 117 individual members and teams have been inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame as of 2016.

This includes professional ballplayers, amateurs, builders, teams, and honorary members who have helped popularize the sport in Canada.

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.[1][2]


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.[3]


Bold indicates a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (including J.G. Taylor Spink Award and Ford C. Frick Award recipients)


Teams / groups

See also


  1. Tip O'Neill Award at; URL accessed July 2, 2009
  2. Jack Graney Award at; URL accessed July 2, 2009
  3. Rules for Nominations at; URL accessed July 2, 2009
  4. Inductees at
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