ST. MARYS, Ontario -- The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, which will host more than 900 events in 2017, has opened for another season.
It is open on weekends in May (Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
Sundays 12:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.) and on Victoria Day from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
on June 1 through August 31, the Hall will be open daily (Monday through
Saturday) from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Then from September 1 through October 7 we will be open Thursday to Saturday
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The heavy event schedule is because it is the home to the
Ontario Nationals, Ontario Expos, Ontario Outlaws, St. Marys Minor Ball, St.
Marys Slo-pitch, plus host games from the Great Lake Canadians, London Mens
League and many other top quality baseball teams.
This year we also welcome
back teams from Quebec and Ottawa. Baseball tournaments are being held on our
site May 6-7, July 7-8, August 3-6 and Slo-pitch tournaments July 1-2,
September 9 and 22-24.
large event is the Scotts Pitch Hit Run skills competition for kids ages seven
to 14 on May 6 at 4 p.m. on King Field. This event is free and kids will
compete in strike-throwing, base running and hitting competitions
against other kids in their age bracket.
May 13 at 10am we will host the Toronto Blue Jays Honda Instructional Clinic.
Registration is open for players aged 8 to 14 and the fee is $55 plus HST.
The Blue Jays Baseball Academy is aware of the need to raise funds therefore
will donate part of the registration back.
During the four-hour clinic, players
will rotate through drills that will work on fundamental baseball skills such
as: hitting, throwing, fielding, pitching, and base running. Also, each Blue
Jays Honda Instructional Clinic participant will receive a Blue Jays hat,
T-shirt and baseball manual. Registration only at http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/tor/baseball_academy/honda-instructional-clinics/
Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum proudly presents The Opening Pitch, an exclusive reception
to launch Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Induction weekend.
will feature "Conversations with Excellence" hosted by Mike Wilner
with additional special guests. Roy Halladay, Vladimir Guerrero, Ray
Carter and members of the Team Canada 2015 Men's Senior National Team will be in attendance. The event is open
bar and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
The event will take place on Thursday, June 22 at Miller Thomson LLP in
Toronto at 40 King Street West, 58th floor from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Tickets
are $225 each and can be purchased here: http://baseballhalloffame.ca/visit-us/events/opening-pitch
Friday, June 23
The 21st Annual Celebrity Golf Classic & Banquet will
be held at the St. Marys Golf and Country Club. Registration will take place at
10 a.m., tee-off will be at 11 a.m. and the banquet will begin at 5 p.m. Teams
will be matched up with a celebrity and each player will receive a gift bag and
have a chance to win fantastic prizes. If you don't golf, you can still enjoy
the banquet for only $75.
The induction ceremony begins at 1 p.m. up
at the Hall of Fame. This year's induction class includes Toronto Blue
Jays legend Roy Halladay, Montreal Expos great Vladimir Guerrero,
past Baseball Canada president Ray Carter, British Columbia
umpire Doug Hudlin and Team Canada 2015 Senior Men's National
Team – Pan-Am gold medalists.
An autograph session will follow the
ceremony with the current and past Inductees. Running from 11am-12:30pm
come test your pitching speed, have your face painted and meet Blue Jays alumni
Duane Ward and Lloyd Moseby and then stick around the rest of the day to enjoy
the museum, ballgames, BBQ and auctions.
The Hall is expecting the following celebrities for the festivities: 2017
inductees Roy Halladay, Vladimir Guerrero, Ray Carter and members of Team
Canada (Brock Kjeldgaard, Jeff Francis, Chris Robinson, Skyler Stromsmoe, Greg
Hamilton, Dave Blatz, Keith Sanford) plus Hall of Famers Pat Hentgen, Howard
Starkman, Fergie Jenkins, Tony Fernandez, Pat Gillick, Paul Beeston, Don
McDougall, Ron Taylor, Paul Quantrill, Allan Simpson and John Haar. Former major
league players Duane Ward, Lloyd Moseby, Billy Atkinson, John Upham, Larry
Landreth, Paul Spoljaric, Greg O'Halloran, former NHL'ers Terry Crisp, Merlin
Malinowski, Walker Tkaczuk, musician Annakin Slayd and boxer Fitz Vanderpool are
also expected to attend.
For more information or tickets for all these events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 519-284-1838 or visit our website at www.baseballhalloffame.ca