• Canadian Baseball History Conference 2021

    As a result of the uncertainties introduced by the ongoing pandemic and its associated restrictions, the 2021 version of the Canadian Baseball History Conference will be a virtual event. It is scheduled for Saturday, November 6th, between 2PM and 4PM, and will be hosted by CCBR Director Bill Humber. The session will feature a number […]

  • Early Games Documented

    A compilation of early baseball games played by Canadian teams has now been posted on the site at Research –> Early Games. Primarily the work of Martin Lacoste, with supporting contribution and comment from Director Bill Humber, the table lists the dates, locations and scores of all known games (played in Canada or in the […]

  • Canadian Baseball History Conference Cancelled for 2020

    The 5th annual Canadian Baseball History Conference, planned for early November of 2020, has been cancelled, to return next fall. The coronavirus pandemic continues to put large gatherings at risk, and the consequent closure of public facilities has made it more difficult for presenters to complete their research projects. All potential presenters are encouraged to […]

  • Research Library re-opens July 4th

    The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has announced that the Museum facility is scheduled to re-open on Saturday, July 4th, having been closed to the public throughout the coronavirus pandemic. This means that the Centre’s Research Library, housed within the Museum, will be accessible as well at that date. The Library is available […]

  • 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┬áCentre’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┬áLibrary’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 […]