Bill Humber

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First Name Bill
Last Name Humber
Regional Focus Canada
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William (Bill) Humber continues his never-ending digging into early baseball, a passion dating back to his 1950s boyhood in Toronto. Along with environmental education and advocacy, his formal baseball enthusiasm includes SABR membership since 1978. This year (2018) marks the 40th year of his Seneca College course “Baseball Spring Training for Fans” – a midwinter excuse to talk baseball in a college classroom. Recently announced for induction into Canada’s Baseball Hall of Fame he is author of five books on baseball including, Diamonds of the North: A Concise History of Baseball in Canada, from Oxford University Press (1995).  

[Provided by Bill, 2/4/2018]

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Beachville Deconstruction (The New York Game Comes to Canada) by Bill Humber
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Bill's paper on the introduction of modern base ball to Canada is at:  

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Bill Humber is working on the story of Canada’s earliest base ball, focusing in partonWilliam Shuttleworth, a key person on an 1854 team.  Bill is also continuing to identify the nature of the “Canadian game,” which preceded the arrival of the New York game in Canada.

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