OTTAWA – Baseball Canada’s Greg Hamilton is heading Baseball Ontario’s Hall of Fame as part of their 2023 Class!
The announcement was made by the provincial baseball body as they shared their 2023 inductees that includes Hamilton along with long-time Oshawa baseball coach Troy May, former Coach and OBA President Len Andrews, current Philadelphia Phillies Manager and Corunna, Ontario native Rob Thomson, and former Intercounty League star Frank Colman.
Born in Toronto and raised in Peterborough, Hamilton was an outstanding athlete playing baseball from Tyke to Midget in the Triple AAA and All-Star systems. Hamilton was also an elite hockey player earning a scholarship to Princeton University where he played on both hockey and baseball teams. His involvement with Baseball Canada’s National Teams program spans over three decades. From 1992-1995, he was the Pitching Coach with the Senior National Team before taking over the Junior National Team program in 1996. Hamilton joined Baseball Canada full-time in 1998 and, to this day, serves in his role as Coach & Director of National Teams. Hamilton has put together rosters and coached at events including the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, all five World Baseball Classics along with the 2011, 2015 and 2019 Pan Am Games where Canada won back-to-back gold medals and a silver medal, respectively.
The inductees will be honoured in November at Baseball Ontario’s Annual General Meeting.