• Cataloguing of the Centre’s Library Complete

    The process of cataloguing the Centre’s extensive collection of books and magazines has been completed. The collection comprises roughly 2600 magazines and 5800 books, dating from as early as 1860. For a summary list of either the books portion of the collection, or the magazines, programs and scorecards portion, go to the Library tab.

  • 2019 Canadian Baseball History Conference in the books

    The 2019 Canadian Baseball History Conference was held in London, Ontario on the weekend of November 9th and 10th, 2019. Held at Museum London, the Conference featured 15 research presentations and a bus trip to the newly renovated and expanded Museum facility at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in nearby St. Marys. For a […]

  • Conversations with Bill “Spaceman” Lee

    Followers of this site might well be interested in an event to be held in Kitchener on October 9th. Former Montreal and Boston pitcher Bill Lee is to be interviewed by long-time Toronto Star columnist Richard Griffin. The two are long-time acquaintances, dating from Griffin’s tenure as the Expos’ PR Director. The informal chat session […]

  • 2019 Conference Presentation Abstracts Available

    Now that the deadline for submission of abstracts for the 2019 Canadian Baseball History Conference has come and gone, presentation content is complete. The various topics include Bob Emslie, Bonnie Baker, Harry Simmons, the Sleeman Collection, the ManDak League, the Red Stockings in Canada, and many more. For a summary of all 15 scheduled presentations, […]

  • CCBR Research Library Now Open

    Following a private reception on the evening of Thursday, April 25th, the Centre’s new Research Library officially opened to the public on Saturday, April 27th. Housed in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s expanded Museum facility, the Library’s collection can be accessed by appointment during regular Museum hours. Below, the Library’s first visitor, a distinguished Fergie Jenkins, […]

  • 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 […]