Just like flying squirrels, baseball players are adept at gliding across grassy fields, munching on seeds, and dodging bats in mid-air. Witness this acrobatic species in its natural habitat with today’s Groupon to The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in St. Marys. Choose between the following options:
- For $3, you get a one-day-pass admission (up to a $7.50 value).
- For $7, you get a family-pass admission for up to four people (a $15 value).
Every year, The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum inducts pro ballplayers, amateurs, builders, and honorary members who have contributed to the popularization of the sport in Canada, including the 2011 induction of former Major League outfielder and 1882 National League home-run champion George Wood. Visitors hum crackerjack-themed medleys as they peruse sprawling displays of current and former Canadian players, including a bevy of artifacts that drape the hall's green walls and decorate its display cases with items ranging from vintage photographs to authentic uniforms. Meanwhile, autographed Babe Ruth artifacts and plaques commemorating James "Tip" O'Neill Award winners beam down from walls. Each display exhibits a rotating selection of baseball memorabilia and hypnotic pinwheels.
A non-profit charitable foundation, The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame presents hundreds of events each year. Upcoming occasions include a celebrity softball game, which will bestow up-close views of famous players' home-run hits and mid-swing chicken dances.
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
As the centrepiece of a sprawling 32-acre site, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum preserves Canada's rich baseball heritage while leading visitors around the base paths of the game's history. In one room, fans ogle displays dedicated solely to the Expos and Blue Jays, and in another, artifacts from across the globe trap eyes in a pickle between vintage photos and authentic uniforms. The consistently rotated lineup of displays also saves a spot for current Canadian ballplayers, as well as for autographed Babe Ruth mementos that, despite their age, still retain their new hotdog smell.
Each year, the Hall of Fame adds new members to a select group of inductees, which currently includes 93 individuals and ranges from pro ballplayers and amateurs to umpires and trainers. In 2012 alone, the museum and its surrounding ball fields will play host to more than 450 events, highlighted by training clinics and minor league games. The 10th annual Kids on Deck summer camp also calls the site home, giving youngsters aged 8–14 the chance to perfect such vital skills as bunting and spitting a sunflower seed at least 10 feet.
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