Jim McKean Lifetime Achievement Award

The Award Ceremony & Other Moments


NDG BASEBALL HONOURS JIM MCKEAN

Chalet BBQ Gala - Friday August 14th, 2015

(Below to the Right)
Jim McKean received from NDG Baseball an Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from James Rankine (Executive Director of NDG Baseball)

All Photos - Courtesy of Ken Quinn - 2015

Message Written on the Plaque:

JIM MCKEAN - INAUGURAL - LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 In recognition of the athletic and professional achievements of an NDG Baseball Alumnus as both an esteemed American League Baseball Umpire for 28 years, as a professional football player in the CFL, and as an all-star quarterback with the N.D.G. Maple Leafs.

Your career is a true example of athletic versatility and excellence

 

Personal Accomplishments

Major League Umpire (1973-2001)

World Series: 1979, 1985, 1995

American League Championship Series

(1977, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1998)

Supervisor MLB Umpires (2002-2010)

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame (2004)

Umpire Consultant - ESPN (2011-current)

Canadian Football League (CFL) - Quarterback & Punter

1964-1965 - Montreal Alouettes

1966 - Saskatchewan Rough Riders

(Grey Cup Winners)

see impressive full biography here...

Major League Umpire - Jim McKean

(NDG Baseball player: 1961, 1962,  & 1963)


CTV News - Montreal - Friday August 14th, 2015

 Friday August 14th - Natalie Nanowski - Chalet BBQ Interview


PHOTOS FROM THE CEREMONIAL EVENT

Event Emcee - Graham Nevin Jim McKean doing a CTV News Interview Jim's Significant Other - Dodie Forsyth

Event Patrons and Jim Answers Questions

Frank Martinez makes a speech

Borough Mayor Russell Copeman, the NDG Intermediate Lynx, & Jim McKean

Borough Mayor Russell Copeman makes speech at the event

Jim McKean with Olie and Jackie Wallace

 THE WEEK LONG MEDIA RUN

Special thanks to Ken Quinn, NDG Baseball's previous President and Director of Communications, who spent the week of Jim McKean's visit acting as Jim's wingman making sure Jim was able to find and attend all his early morning media interviews.

MONDAY AUGUST 10TH, 2015 - LOYOLA - 2 DIAMOND - CBC NEWS

CBC News

Retired MLB Umpire Jim McKean gives CBC Interview

CBC - Radio Interview

Jim is to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award

by NDG Baseball

 

BEHIND THE SCENES

TUESDAY AUGUST 11TH, 2015 - EARLY MORNING RADIO INTERVIEWS

CJAD - Andrew Carter CHOM - Terry DiMonte TSN-690 (The Morning Show)

THURSDAY AUGUST 13TH, 2015 - GLOBAL NEWS INTERVIEW

Global News

 Thursday August 13th - Jim McKean gives Global News Interview

 

BEHIND THE SCENES

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 15TH, 2015 - LOYOLA - 1 DIAMOND - CHAMPIONSHIP DAY

CTV News - Montreal

 Saturday August 15th - Career Comes Full Circle

Montreal Gazette

 Friday August 14th - Stu Cowan with a great article on Jim McKean

PHOTOS FROM THE DAYS ACTIVITIES

 

 


 

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