OTTAWA-Greg Hamilton, Head Coach and Director of National Teams for Baseball Canada has been named the most influential Canadian in baseball by the Toronto Sun’s Bob Elliott in his annual ‘Top 100 Most Influential Canadians in Baseball’ list.
The man responsible for putting together rosters for Canada’s Senior and Junior National Teams, Greg has devoted countless hours in building a hugely successful National Teams program for Baseball Canada.
This is the second time that Greg has been given the honour of being the most influential Canadian in baseball as he took the top spot on the inaugural list in 2007.
Baseball Canada had its most successful year ever on the international baseball scene in 2011 as the Senior team captured the Gold Medal at the Pan Am Games, the programs best ever result, and Bronze Medal at the 39th IBAF World Cup in the month of October. In November, the Junior National Team took the Silver Medal at the COPABE Americas World Junior Qualification Tournament to earn a spot in the 2012 IBAF 18U World Championship. Greg was the architect behind the selection of both clubs, served as a coach with the Senior team and was the Head Coach for the Juniors.
Baseball Canada President Ray Carter came in at #37 on the list, while Director General Jim Baba ended up at #58. Manager of Baseball Operations André Lachance and Vice President Jason Dickson both earned honourable mentions.
To view the entire list, which includes a slew of notable Baseball Canada alumni, please click HERE.