Tuesday, August 18, 2020

1989-1992 Canadian Baseball Hall Of Fame

 This one has a few years together, since there were only one or two inductees per year. 

Arthur Irwin is an interesting character. He's credited with creating the fielder's glove. Then there's the whole disappearing into the Atlantic Ocean bit.. 
I'd love to read about this guy.. 

He was the first person inducted into the Vancouver Baseball Hall of Fame.. 

The 1990 class was one person. 
He was the first to throw a runner out from the squat position. 

I'm sure everyone knows the story. Jackie Robinson played baseball in Montreal before being called to Brooklyn. Montrealers took to Robinson. 
After he helped Montreal win the Junior World Series, it was written that "for the first time a white mob chased a black man not out of hate, but out of love"

I admit when I see this one, I always think of the former Jays/Red Sox/ Astros manager Jimy.. But nope. This guy's a different Jimmy Williams. 

It figures we would see some sons of hockey stars.. Pete is the son of Jimmy Ward, who played for the NHL's Montreal Maroons. 

Now here's the 1992 Class

This group included Stubby Clapp and Jason Dickson. 

After his playing days he was a coach in both professional and youth baseball. 

There were no inductees for 1993 or 1994, so we'll pick up again at 1995, with Terry Puhl 


  1. Usually when you see a Jackie Robinson card... it's a card you see over and over again. I've never seen this card before. Very cool.

    1. The nice thing about the Canadian Baseball Hall.. Whenever possible, they'll use Montreal Royals or Toronto Maple Leafs cards for guys. But yeah generally different photography for the players is nice.

  2. Jackie's brother won a silver medal for the 200 at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

  3. Hi Mike, how have you been? Still driving bus?

    1. I am. I'm doing alright now. Better than I was, though dealing with physical issues now lol