Bell and Raines headline Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2013
Former baseball player Tim Raines speaks with reports prior to a memorial service for Hall-of-Fame catcher Gary Carter, Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Carter died Feb. 16 of brain cancer. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, February 7, 2013 11:21AM EST
ST. MARYS, Ont. -- Former star outfielders George Bell and Tim Raines headline the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2013.
Other inductees include Rob Ducey, Tom Cheek and Nat Bailey.
Bell was a three-time all-star and won the American League MVP award with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1987.
Raines spent most of his career with the Montreal Expos and was one of the game's top leadoff hitters.
Ducey, a native of Cambridge, Ont., played for both the Blue Jays and Expos over his 19-year professional career.
Cheek, who died in 2005, broadcast 4,306 consecutive Toronto Blue Jays games from the franchise's first game until June 2, 2004.
Bailey, who died in 1978, purchased the triple-A Vancouver Mounties in the mid-50's and helped raise the sport's interest in the city.