• 2019 Conference in London, Ontario, November 9-10

    The Centre’s fourth annual Canadian Baseball History Conference will be held in London, Ontario on the weekend of November 9th and 10th, 2019. Our venue will be Museum London, a beautiful downtown facility that features both a professional lecture theatre and a meeting area offering a spectacular view of Labatt Park. In addition to the […]

  • Research Library to open May 1st, 2019

    The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s ambitious project to expand and renovate its Museum is nearing completion. Construction is in its final stages, and displays are now being prepared. This is good news for the Centre for Canadian Baseball Research, as the expanded Museum will accommodate our Research Library. The Library should be ready for […]

  • Papers from 2018 Conference Posted

    The majority of the papers presented at the 2018 Canadian Baseball History Conference in London in November have been posted to this site. Postings include the full video of our special presentation, the radio recreation of the final championship match of the 1877 International Association season. See the Conference tab, and London 2018, for details.

  • 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 […]