• CCBR Display at Downtown London Library

    The Downtown branch of the London Public Library is hosting a display of selected items from the Centre’s library. The display is located outside the London Room, the London Library’s research facility, on the 3rd floor. It provides a glimpse into the materials available in the Centre’s research library. Included are a handful of 19th-century Guides, one […]

  • Oral History Interviews Now Available

    The first five interviews conducted for the Centre’s Oral History Project have been posted to the Oral History page. The Project attempts to document for posterity the process of the founding of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Interview subjects include founder Bruce Prentice and Bill Gleed and Don Hillhouse (jointly) from the […]

  • Presentation schedule for 2018 Conference now available

    The schedule of presentations for the 2018 Canadian Baseball History Conference is now available. Packed into the day and a half of the Conference are 14 presentations on a wide variety of topics related to the history of baseball in Canada. An additional special session features a radio recreation of the championship game of the […]

  • Conference 2018 Call for Papers Now Closed!

    We’re full! Response to our recent Call for Papers has been excellent, to the extent that our schedule can accommodate no additional presentations. Thanks to all who have responded. If you’re working on something, and were thinking of presenting, please keep us in mind for next year’s Conference. A summary of all confirmed papers for […]

  • Library Facility Construction Update

    Renovation of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Museum continues. The exterior of the Museum’s new addition is now complete. The redesign and reconstruction of the building’s interior, and of the Hall of Fame itself, is ongoing. In the accompanying photograph, the Centre’s planned library is to be housed in the large rectangular area to […]

  • CCBR Director Bill Humber in the Hall of Fame

    Today’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies featured speeches from 2018 inductees Pedro Martinez, Lloyd Moseby and the Centre’s own Bill Humber. A dapper Humber tipped his cap to the many influences on his life and career, and stressed the relevance of baseball’s historical development to the nation’s sporting fabric.

  • Oral History Update: Lorne Eedy

    A wide-ranging discussion with Lorne Eedy was recorded today. Lorne is part of a multi-generational family of St. Marys residents that has played a significant role in the town’s historical development. He was the Chair of the Bid Committee, the local group charged with attempting to lure the Hall of Fame to St. Marys. A […]

  • Oral History Update: Dick MacPherson

    Long-time St. Marys resident Dick MacPherson was interviewed today. Dick was an integral part of the local group formed in an attempt to attract the Hall of Fame to St. Marys. His recollections represent the first of a number of interpretations of the Hall’s move from Toronto from the St. Marys point of view. They […]

  • Oral History Update: Bruce Prentice Part 2

    The second and final instalment of what became a lengthy interview with Bruce Prentice was completed today, and is being transcribed. As noted below, Bruce was the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s founder and first President. During the interview session the Centre was also able to obtain copies of numerous photographs documenting the Hall’s earliest […]

  • Hall of Famer Bill Humber

    Today was a red-letter day for Centre for Canadian Baseball Research Director Bill Humber. Bill was announced as part of the 2018 inductee class to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, joining Pedro Martinez and Lloyd Moseby. The honour recognizes Bill’s more than 40 years of groundbreaking research, disseminated via publication or in a presentation […]