The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announced this year’s inductees. Going into the Hall are Roy Halladay, Vladimir Guerrero, Ray Carter, Doug Hudlin and Team Canada 2015 Men’s Senior National Team.
The ceremony will take place on June 24 in St. Marys. I really would love to go.
Roy Halladay: Well, you know all about him, depending how you see Dave Stieb, Doc is either the best or second best (I figure they are about tied) starting pitcher in Blue Jays history. Halladay retired with a 203-105 record and a 3.38 over a 16 year career. He was 148-76, with a 3.43 ERA in 12 seasons as a Jay. Then there was the unfortunate trade to the Phillies.
Roy won 2 Cy Youngs (and was robbed at least one other time) and was named to 8 All-Star teams. On the Jays all-time list, Roy is second in wins (Stieb has 175), third in innings pitched (behind Stieb and Jim Clancy), third in starts (same two in front of him) and second in strikeouts (Stieb again).
Vladimir Guerrero: You know his story too. Played 16 seasons. Hit .318/.379/.553, with 449 home runs and 1496 RBI. He played 8 seasons with the Expos, 6 with the Angels and 1 each for the Rangers and Orioles. And he spent a few moments in the Jays minor league system before calling it a career.
Vlad won 1 MVP award and was named to 9 All-Star teams. He is the Expos’ franchise leader in batting average (.323), slugging (.588), home runs (234, Andre Dawson is right behind at 225) and fourth in RBI (behind Tim Wallach, Dawson and Gary Carter). And he received 71.7% of the votes for that other Hall of Fame, in his first time on the ballot.
Ray Carter: Carter was the president of Baseball Canada from 2000 to 2016. You can read about him here.
Team Canada 2015 Men’s Senior National Team: The team that won the 2015 Pan Am games, beating the US in extra innings. Ernie Whitt was the manger of that team. You can read more about the team here.
Congratulations too all the new members.