Meet former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jeff Francis
The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and St. Marys Lincolns are joining forces for a special baseball night on Friday, Nov. 25 at the Pyramid Recreation Centre in St. Marys when the Lincolns take on the London Nationals at 7:30 pm.
Former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jeff Francis, the last Canadian pitcher to start a World Series game, will drop the pre-game ceremonial puck and will be available for autographs and photos in the lobby throughout the game.
In parts of 11 major league seasons with the Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland A’s, New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays between 2004 and 2015, the left-handed throwing Francis registered 72 wins and pitched 1,291 innings. He got the starting nod for the Rockies in Game 1 of the 2007 World Series against the Boston Red Sox and was a member of Canadian National Team that won gold at the Pan Am Games in Ajax in 2015.
Throughout the night, there will also be baseball music and trivia, an artifact display and a chance to bid on exciting memorabilia in the Hall’s annual Christmas Silent Auction. Hometown Hall of Fame Membership forms will also be available for St. Marys residents. If you purchase a Hometown membership, you will receive a coupon for a free six-inch sub from Subway in St. Marys.
Also, when you come to the game to cheer on the hometown Lincolns, you are encouraged to wear your favourite Major League Baseball jersey. If you do, you’ll receive a free Hall of Fame inductee card.