Listed among the most popular sports in North America, Canada’s baseball has a rich history. The “Canada Games” which are held in Sherbrooke this summer offered a great opportunity to explore the history of this sport, partly to inform but also for those who delight in it. For most part, it will be dedicated to the centennial history of baseball in Coaticook as well as a tribute to the local pioneers of the sport. This honour will be supported by the publication of the book titled “Coup sûr au Stade Julien-Morin” by journalist Christian Caron. This book is overflowing with revealing information and reminiscent photographs of yesteryear’s local baseball.
This exhibition will include documents from archives, photographs, uniforms, baseball bats, baseballs, gloves etc. some of which belonged to celebrities. For example, a baseball bat belonging to Jackie Robinson and another used by Gary Carter. You may also see autographed baseballs by Claude Raymond, Guy Lafleur, Vladimir Guerrero and more. As for the section dedicated to Coaticook, you may view many photographs, documents and equipment which belonged to our local baseball pioneers.