Six inductees have been named for the 2024 class heading into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Former Toronto Blue Jays all-stars Russell Martin (East York, Ont.) and Jimmy Key will be inducted alongside national team infielder and trailblazing coach Ashley Stephenson (Mississauga, Ont.) and national team pitching legend Rod Heisler (Moose Jaw, Sask.). Onetime Blue Jays president and CEO Paul Godfrey, who played a significant role in bringing Major League Baseball to Toronto, and longtime Toronto Leaside baseball executive Howard Birnie will also be inducted.
“Each member of this year’s class has had a tremendous impact on the game of baseball in Canada,” said Jeremy Diamond, chair of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s board of directors. “We look forward to celebrating their outstanding careers in St. Marys this June.”
Hall of Fame Director of Operations Scott Crawford says this year’s honorees are a well-rounded group.
“We’ve got owners, and umpires and players so we are pretty happy with the class this year.”
The six will be enshrined during a ceremony on June 15th.