(1947 –)

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SPORT | Baseball

POSITION | Executive Member, Administrator

YEAR OF INDUCTION | 2016

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Lewis, Linda

Linda, has been involved in baseball locally, provincially and nationally for 40 years. Beginning with Chatham Minor Baseball and working her way through the ranks of Western Counties Baseball, Baseball Ontario, and Baseball Canada. She has held numerous positions in each organization including President of Baseball Ontario in 1995 and Vice-president of Baseball Canada from 2001 to 2010.

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Linda, has been involved in baseball locally, provincially and nationally for 40 years. Beginning with Chatham Minor Baseball and working her way through the ranks of Western Counties Baseball, Baseball Ontario, and Baseball Canada. She has held numerous positions in each organization including President of Baseball Ontario in 1995 and Vice-president of Baseball Canada from 2001 to 2010.

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Chatham Minor Baseball

1976 – became executive member of CMBA

For many years served as Chairperson of Ways and Means and was Treasurer for several years


Western Counties Baseball

1984 – joined WCBA as CMBA representative

Beginning in 1984 to present – has been Secretary, Treasurer, and Registrar for over 30 years


Baseball Ontario

1986 – appointed to Ontario Baseball Association Board as Western Counties’ representative

1988 – was elected to be a Director on the Executive Board

1993 & 1994 – served as Awards Chairperson, Competition and Technical Committees

1991-1997 – served on Umpires Committee

1995 – became President at convention hosted by CMBA

Currently is Treasurer, serves on the Executive and the HR Committees and acts as Commissioner of the Premier Baseball League of Ontario


Baseball Canada

1995 to 2000 – served as the appointed Vice-president from Ontario on Baseball Canada

Member of the Sports Development Committee

Chaired and promoted the Women’s Baseball Committee

For many years chaired the Umpires Committee

1994, 1995, & 1996 – was Baseball Canada representative at Canadian Junior Championships

Was Tech person at Canada Games in London

2000-2010 – served as the elected Vice-president of Baseball Canada

Chaired the National Umpires Committee and selected Canadian umpires to work the World Baseball Tournament

Co-wrote playing rules for the new Rookie Ball program


Awards & Recognitions

1988 – received Fergie Jenkins Community Service Award from CMBA for demonstrated dedication, leadership and consistent promotion of minor baseball in Chatham

1994 and 2010 – received President’s Award from Baseball Ontario for the years spent representing Baseball Ontario at Baseball Canada and for bringing together an agreement between the Premier Baseball League of Ontario and Baseball Ontario

1995 – received Volunteer of Year Award from Baseball Ontario for contributions to baseball that resulted in a better environment for players

1996 – received Optimist International Gold Bat Tournament Award for Past Service and Dedication to the Promotion of Baseball

1998 – received Ontario Sports Award – Special Achievement Award for Volunteers which is given to volunteers who have contributed to the development of amateur sport in Ontario in the previous year

2006 – was made an Honourary Member of Baseball Ontario