Later today, four new members will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame: Pedro Martinez (2018), Duane Ward (2020), Justin Morneau (2020) and Jeff Francis (2022). This is the first ceremony to take place in a few years due to COVID-19.

Pedro Martinez enters the Hall of Fame

A member of the 2018 induction class, right-hander Pedro Martinez will be in Ontario to be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame, as he was unable to make it to the 2018 ceremony. Already a member of Cooperstown, the three-time recipient of the Cy Young Award enters the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame because of his rich career with the Montreal Expos, which lasted four seasons from 1994 to 1997.

Meanwhile, Martinez wrote a 3.06 ERA through 118 appearances and his work in the 1997 campaign, in which he led the league in ERA, WHIP and complete games, earned him his second All-Star appearance. as well as his first Cy Young award. . He will be traded to the Boston Red Sox after the 1997 season and the Expos will move to Washington after the 2004 season.

Tribute to a Morneau born in British Columbia

A 14-year major league veteran, Justin Morneau of New Westminster is inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2020. A third-round pick of the Minnesota Twins in 1999, Morneau is best known for his career 11-year-old at first base in the Twins organization. He also played for Canada in various World Baseball Classic tournaments, until 2017.

Meanwhile, Morneau won the AL MVP award in 2005 as well as four All-Star appearances, two Silver Slugger awards and won the 2008 home run derby. He sits fourth in story of the twins in homers (221), 4th in SLG (.446) and 10th in RBI (860).

A concussion in 2010 really hampered his ability on the pitch, with lingering side effects affecting his ability to be an everyday player.