HistoryThe museum was founded in October 1983 in 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 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.
AwardsSince 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.
FacilitiesThe 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# A player must be retired for at least three years. # Must receive 75 percent of the vote to be inducted. # If the person is not Canadian he must have done something significant with respect to baseball in Canada. # The person nominated will stay on the ballot for nine years as long as he receives a minimum of one vote every two years. # All information must be in by December 1 of the year to be eligible for the following year.
See also*History of baseball outside the United States#Canada *London Tecumsehs#Early baseball in Canada *:Baseball in Canada *Baseball awards#Canada *Toronto Blue Jays award winners and league leaders