Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony

Our Team of the Week is the group of media members from around the province and athletes young and old who took part last Thursday evening in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Celebrity Slo-Pitch Game. In the end, it was the grey team, led by 2016 inductee Pat Hentgen (middle row, three spots to the right of former MLB umpire Jim McKean in black), who beat the red team, led by fellow 2016 inductee Dennis Martinez (middle row, far right, holding championship belt). Other notable players included Sportsnet sportscasters Jackie Redmond and Caroline Cameron, front row, fourth and fifth from left, respectively), former Jays and Expos catcher Darrin Fletcher (middle row, right of McKean) and MLB great, and inductee of both St. Marys and Cooperstown, Ferguson Jenkins (right of Fletcher).

Though Dennis Martinez’ celebrity slo-pitch team ultimately lost the game last Thursday, the 61-year-old former Expos pitcher thrilled fans with a long drive of a home run over the fence in left-centre at the Rotary Field.
#33 Steve Mullaley was one of the athletes who took part in the Home Run Derby prior to the Celebrity Slo-Pitch Game last Thursday as part of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony festivities. Mullaley, who hails from Freshwater, Newfoundland and Labrador, has won two Pan Am Games gold medals (in 2012 and 2015) as a member of the national men’s softball team.

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