St. Marys – Twins slugger Corey Koskie will be presented with the 2001 James “Tip” O’Neill Award in a brief ceremony just prior to the national anthems when the Blue Jays host the Twins on Saturday, April 6th.
The award is given annually by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to baseball’s highest ideals. Koskie, a native of Anola, Manitoba, was named a co-winner of the Tip O’Neill Award along with Larry Walker. Leading the Twins through August in the 2001 pennant race, Koskie was the first American League third baseman ever to hit more than 25 homers, steal more than 25 bases, and drive in more than 100 runs.
The CBHFM will induct six baseball legends at this year’s ceremony on June 22 in St. Marys, including Paul Beeston, Cito Gaston, Don McDougall, Dave Shury, Harry Simmons and Bill Slack.
For more information, contact:
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum
P.O. Box 1838 (140 Queen St. E.)
St. Marys, ON, Canada, N4X 1C2
Tel: (519) 284-1838
Toll Free: 1-877-250-BALL
Fax: (519) 284-1234