Queensland names legends to its Hall of Fame

Grant McDonald

2 May 2015

 

Three of the state’s iconic sporting personalities were inducted to the Queensland Baseball Hall of Fame last month.

 

Established in 2005, the Queensland Baseball Hall of Fame currently boasts thirty-five members – all of whom have demonstrated outstanding service to the sport over extended periods of time.

 

Paul Gorman, Brett Roneberg and Kevin Cantwell were the three most recent inductees to the Hall of Fame at a glittering baseball function held on Friday 18 April.  

 

The Queensland Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony took place at the Brisbane Bandits and Brothers Sports Club at Grange, with 170 people in attendance. The induction coincided with the Brisbane Bandits awards and with Brisbane Major A Grade awards on the same night.

 

It is a huge and prestigious honour for a person to be inducted to the Queensland Baseball Hall of Fame, a process that requires nomination by an existing Hall of Fame member and the receipt of at least eighty per cent of the vote for the induction to be endorsed.

 

Paul Gorman was a former Queensland, Australian Baseball League and international representative who enjoyed a stellar career for over fifteen years, including regular Australian representation and stints as a professional in United States baseball until 2003.   PROFILE

 

The Helms Award winner in 2004, Brett Roneberg reached AAA level in professional baseball after starting in senior baseball as a fourteen year-old back in 1993. He represented Queensland and Australia at all levels, including fifteen years as regular in national teams.   PROFILE

 

Baseball Australia Hall-of-Famer and a Helms Award winner, Kevin “Crazy” Cantwell is a legend of Queensland and Australian baseball, having distinguished himself at all levels of the sport. More recently he has been a leading light in the popularisation of Masters baseball.  NOMINATION

 

Australian Baseball Alumni extends its congratulations to these three fine servants of Queensland and Australian baseball on achieving such a worthy honour among their peers in the sport.

P.Gorman, K.Cantwell, B.Roneberg