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Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Data
Ort St. Marys, Ontario, Kanada
Art

Sportmuseum

opening 1982
Management

Scott Crawford

Website

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

The museum was established in Toronto at Exhibition Place in November 1982 and later moved to Ontario Place Theme Park. In August 1994 it was moved to St. Marys, Ontario and in June 1998 the doors in St. Marys officially opened. On November 23, 2017, construction began on a 230 m² extension to the museum, which will include an archive, library, new entrance and auditorium with exhibition space. The redesigned museum opened to the public on April 27, 2019.[1]

The Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated to preserving Canadian baseball, which dates back to June 4, 1838, when Beachville, Ontario played a game very similar to modern-day baseball.[1]

In 2021, Helen Callaghan, who had played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), became the first woman individually to be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Previously, in 1998, the Hall of Fame inducted all Canadian women who had played in the AAGPBL as a group.[2]

In early 2022, the Hall of Fame faced criticism for not inducting the Chatham Colored All-Stars, the first black team to win an Ontario Baseball Association title.[3][4][5]

  1. ab Our History. In: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved October 1, 2022 (Canadian English).
  2. Callaghan set to be first woman inducted individually into Canada Baseball HOF. Retrieved October 1, 2022 (English).
  3. Chatham Voice: OPINION: All Star snub | The Chatham Voice. Retrieved October 1, 2022 (American English).
  4. Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame snubs historic all-Black team for 5th straight year. Retrieved October 1, 2022 (American English).
  5. Hatfield calls for Black team’s induction to Canadian baseball hall. In: BlackburnNews.com. March 22, 2022, accessed October 1, 2022 (American English).

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