The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys will host a virtual induction and awards ceremony tomorrow night (November 16th).
In a release, the hall says they will celebrate the class of 2021, which consists of 16 individuals and one team, and it will be done in a virtual ceremony at 7 p.m. Along with the induction ceremony, the winners of the 2019 and 2020 Jack Graney Award, handed out annually for media excellence, and the James Tip O’Neill Award, which is presented to the top Canadian player each year, will be honoured. The class of 2021 includes the induction of the 1877 London Tecumsehs, the International Association championship-winning team from London, Ontario.
The 16 individual inductees, all of whom are deceased, and one team were selected by a six-person Committee comprised of Canadian baseball historians from across the country.
You can register to watch the ceremony live HERE: https://www.livemeeting.ca/register/?meet=15202&rel=15203
"We are excited and proud to celebrate such an important and diverse group of trailblazers and pioneers of Canadian baseball," says Jeremy Diamond, the chair of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s board of directors. "Their induction will ensure that the profound impact they have had on baseball in our country will live on and be shared in our museum for future generations."
The 2021 inductees are:
Bob Addy, player, Port Hope, Ont.
James F. Cairns, executive, Lawrenceville, Que. Helen Callaghan, player, Vancouver, B.C. Jimmy Claxton, player, Wellington, B.C. Charlie Culver, player and manager, Buffalo, N.Y. William Galloway, player, Buffalo, N.Y. Roland Gladu, player and scout, Montreal, Que. Vern Handrahan, player, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Manny McIntyre, player, Devon, N.B. Joe Page, executive, London, England Ernie Quigley, umpire, Newcastle, N.B. Hector Racine, executive, La Prairie, Que. Jimmy Rattlesnake, player, Hobbema (Maskwacis), Alta. Jean-Pierre Roy, player and broadcaster, Montreal, Que. Fred Thomas, player, Windsor, Ont. Roy Yamamura, player and executive, Vancouver, B.C. 1877 London Tecumsehs, International Association championship-winning team, London, Ont.
The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2020, which consists of former players Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.), Duane Ward, John Olerud and legendary Montreal Expos broadcaster Jacques Doucet, will be inducted separately in an in-person ceremony in St. Marys on June 18th, 2022.