Cooperstown hall of fame salutes Sask. Baseball Hall of Fame

The Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has received recognition all the way from Cooperstown, N.Y.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has sent the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum a resolution in which they extend “sincere best wishes to the people of Battleford, Saskatchewan, and the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on its efforts to preserve the rich history of baseball in Canada.”

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The resolution was signed by Tim Mead, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It is in recognition of the 35th consecutive year of honouring new inductees to the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame.

The connections between Cooperstown and Battleford are especially strong this year. The guest speaker at this year’s Saskatchewan induction ceremony is Ferguson Jenkins, the lone Canadian to be inducted to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown back in 1991.

In his 19-year major league baseball career, Jenkins recorded 284 wins, six consecutive 20-win seasons, three all star selections and the 1971 National League Cy Young Award. Jenkins also was the first major league pitcher to finish with more than 3,000 strikeouts and less than 1,000 walks.

The latest set of inductees will be presented Saturday night at the Alex Dillabough Centre. Tickets are $75 and can be obtained by calling 306-446-1983. They can be reached by email at saskbaseballmuseum@sasktel.net.

 

 

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