OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame has announced the class of 2008 to be inducted and Gladwyn Scott, former Vice-President of Baseball Canada, will be enshrined along with former Toronto Blue Jay Tony Fernandez, Billy Harris and Paul Widdrington into the Hall.
A long time volunteer at the grass roots level, Scott, from Hamiota, Manitoba, was the Vice-President for Baseball Canada from 1986 to 1989 and President of Baseball Manitoba from 1983 to 1987.
“This is a wonderful honour, real icing on the cake for my 60 year love affair with baseball,” says Scott in a statement form the Hall.
“Good things happen if you wait long enough.”
Scott was a coach with the first ever Canadian National Team, which competed at the Pan-Am Games in 1967. In that tournament, Canada defeated power house Cuba by a score of 10-9 which was the first loss suffered by the Cubans in 12 years.
He was also the General Manager of the Junior National Team which won a bronze medal at the World Junior Baseball Championships in 1987 in Windsor, Ontario. He would serve in the same capacity for the World Juniors in 1988 in Sydney, Australia and in 1989 in Trois-Rivières, Québec.
Scott will be officially enshrined in a ceremony on June 28, 2008 at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Mary’s Ontario.