Atlantic Canadians in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

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Here is a list of all honoured members of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame who are from the region:

  1. Murray Cook; Sackville, New Brunswick (Inducted in 2014) – Cook is a long time executive in the Major Leagues serving mostly as a scout.  He also served as general manager of the New York Yankees, Montreal Expos and Cincinnati Reds.  Played in the minor leagues in the Pirates organization.
  2. Rheal Cormier; Moncton, New Brunswick (Inducted in 2012) – The pitcher spent 17 seasons in the Majors and pitched for Canada at the 2008 Olympics.  Cormier would finish his career with a 71-64 record, 760 strikeouts and 4.03 ERA.
  3. Bill Harris; Dugayville, New Brunswick (Inducted in 2008) – Harris would finish his MLB career with a record of 0-1 with a 3.12 ERA in only two games (one in 1957, the other in 1959, with the Dodgers relocating in between).  He would pitch 15 seasons professionally, winning 174 games and striking out 1373 batters.
  4. Don McDougall; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (Inducted in 2002) – McDougall was president of Labatt’s during the 1970’s.  As president, he was responsible for the company purchasing the expansion Blue Jays in 1976.  This after a failed attempt at landing the San Francisco Giants franchise.
  5. John McLean; Fredericton, New Brunswick (Inducted in 2005) – McLean would spend thirteen seasons in the Majors.  McLean would bat .262 with 6 home runs and 298 EBI in his career.  The catcher was part of the 1913 National League pennant winning New York Giants.
  6. Bill Phillips; Saint John, New Brunswick (Inducted in 1988) – Phillips played ten seasons in the Major Leagues from 1879 to 1888.  The first baseman hit .266 with 17 home runs and 534 RBI.  Phillips was the first Canadian with 1000 hits in the Majors (finished with 1130).
  7. Charles “Pop” Smith; Digby, Nova Scotia (Inducted in 2005) – Smith’s family moved to Boston when he was a teenager.  He would spend 12 seasons in the Majors, tallying 24 home runs, 358 RBI & an average of .222.  In 1883 he lead the American Association with 17 triples.
  8. Matt Stairs; Fredericton, New Brunswick (Inducted in 2015) – The outfielder would play for 11 MLB teams (in 19 seasons, a Canadian record for a non-pitcher) in this career.  Finished with an average of .262 with 265 home runs and 899 RBI.  One of the four Canadians to play for both the Blue Jays and Expos.
  9. George Wood; Pownal, Prince Edward Island (Inducted in 2011) – The outfield would play 13 seasons of MLB baseball.  On June 12, 1885 he became the first Canadian to hit for the cycle in the Major Leagues.  He hit .273 with 68 home runs and 601 RBI.

Honoured mention to Jason Dickson (Miramichi, New Brunswick), member of the 1991 World Junior Team who won the World Championship in Brandon, Manitoba in 1991.  This team was inducted into the hall the following year.

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