Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin has been chosen for
enshrinement into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Induction ceremonies will take place on Saturday, June 23rd.
Melvin will be joined by Rusty Staub, Rheal Cormier and the Canadian baseball team that won the 2011 Pan Am Games Gold Medal.
Melvin is dubbed as Chatham, Ontario’s second most famous baseball man, behind Hall-of-Famer Fergie Jenkins. The Brewers general manager since 2002 had a brief pitching career in the minor leagues from 1972-78 with Pittsburgh and the New York Yankees, followed by administrative jobs including baseball operations assistant with the Yankees in 1983-’84, scouting director with the Yankees in 1985, special assistant to Roland Hemond in 1987 with the Baltimore Orioles, assistant GM and director of player personnel from 1988-’93 with the Orioles, and then landing his first general manager’s job from 1994-2001 with the Texas Rangers.
Melvin was noted for signing Alex Rodriquez to a ten-year, $250-million contract in January of 2001.
After a brief stint in minor league operations with the Boston Red Sox, was named executive vice president and general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers on September 26, 2002. He is the eighth general manger of the Brewers and is currently under contract through the 2012 season.
Melvin ended 25-year playoff droughts in both Texas and Milwaukee.