Bauml, Marysburg Royals two inductees to Saskatchewan HOF


By Andrew Hendriks
Canadian Baseball Network

This summer, the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame will induct 14 individuals, three teams and one family in a formal ceremony scheduled for August 20th in Battleford, Sask.
 
Founded by Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer David Shury in 1983, the Hall bases its inductees off of five categories including player, builder, family, community and team. Its annual selections are drawn from those who have contributed greatly to the provinces rich baseball history.
 
2016’s class of inductees include the following:

Players _ Terry Buck, Fresno, Cal./Swift Current, Sask., Bev Hickie, Estevan, Sask., John M. “Corky’ McCann, Red Deer, Alberta/Admiral, Sask., Harvey Schmidt, Medicine Hat, Alberta/Burstall, Sask. Fabian Schommer, Kindersley, Sask. Robert W. Thompson, Edmonton, Alberta/Semans, Sask.  

Player/Builder _ Ron Bauml, Muenster, Sask., Doug Dodd, Rabbit Lake, Sask., Barry Erickson, Regina, Sask., Regan Kjargaard, Saskatoon, Sask., Lewis McNamee, Moose Jaw, Sask., Laurence Woodard, Weyburn, Sask., Leo Wurtz, Lloydminster, Sask. 

Builder Norm Loehr, Regina, Sask.   

Family _ Jack Lloyd Family, Swift Current, Sask. 

Community _ Lloydminster, Sask. 

Teams _ Leader Barons Seniors 1961-1983, Viceroy Team 1946-1975 Team, Marysburg Royals Senior Team
 
Of the many notable individuals and clubs included in this years class, Muenster’s Bauml and the Marysburg Royals stand out in the crowd.
 
Bauml, a star left handed hurler in his own rights, has a pair of sons who have also taken to the American Pastime, one of which (Cole) was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 10th round of last years June draft.
 
In 2014, Cole played for the Marysbug Royals, who, entering their 98th season of operation this summer, represent one of the oldest amateur baseball clubs in Canadian history.
 
In addition to the names of its inductees, a dynamic collection of photographs and countless artifacts that pertain to the provinces history within the grand old game, the museum also houses what some claim to be the largest bat in Canada.

For more information on this year's induction ceremony, visit the Hall’s website. 

 

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Andrew Hendriks

Born in southern Ontario during the late 1980's, Hendriks had a front row seat to watch the Blue Jays reach the pinnacle in '92/'93 as a child, an experience that only bolstered this Canadian's love for the "American Game." Having played since before his memory allows access too, his passion for Baseball grew over years of emulating his heroes on the local sandlots, memorizing the backs of chewing gum scented cards and travelling across North America to experience as many aspects of the game as possible. In 2009, Hendriks began volunteering at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame as a Weekend Tour Guide. By 2010, he was hired on to help curate for the museum & Instruct the fundamentals of the game along side such legends as Tony Fernandez, Roberto Alomar and Jim Fanning during the Hall's annual Kids On Deck program. Following the 2011 season, Hendriks began blogging and co-hosting a weekly podcast for www.BackInBlue.ca, a Blue Jays themed website ran by fans, for fans. Looking to continue connecting with baseball fans across the country, Hendriks is excited to join such a strong team at the Canadian Baseball Network and looks forward to chipping in.