Erickson, Straight Inducted into Broadcast & Journalism Hall of Fame

Veteran TV personality joins storied journalist in Canadians Hall of Fame

April 21, 2017 7:02 PM ET

The Vancouver Canadians Broadcast & Journalism Hall of Fame Membership has selected its two (2) newest inductees to be welcomed at a ceremony set for Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at historic Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium.

(Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium - Vancouver, B.C.) - The Vancouver Canadians Broadcast & Journalism Hall of Fame Membership has selected its two (2) newest inductees to be welcomed at a ceremony set for Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at historic Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Broadcaster Steve Erickson has spent more than 20 years in front of the camera bringing a voice to both professional and amateur baseball among all local sports here in the Lower Mainland. Steve's commitment to amateur athletics has garnered him a number of accolades and has provided consistent coverage of the Vancouver Canadians of both the Pacific Coast League and Northwest League.

Steve will be joined by storied journalist and editor-in-chief Hal Straight who enters the Canadians Broadcast & Journalism Hall of Fame posthumously. Straight, who passed away in 1989, was a longtime supporter and voice of professional baseball in Vancouver in addition to playing professional baseball at the same time.

Straight would become editor of the Vancouver Sun and was largely responsible for the local daily having a dedicated baseball section for fans across the province.

The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to show a wide-ranging diversity of broadcasters and journalists who gave our sport a voice over the more than 100 years of here in our city.

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This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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