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Martinez, Hentgen lead 2016 Canadian Hall of Fame class

Former pitching greats to be joined by four other inductees
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Former pitching greats Dennis Martinez of the Expos and Pat Hentgen of the Blue Jays headline the 2016 class of inductees into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

Martinez, who spent the middle part of his 23-year career recording 100 wins in Montreal, and Hentgen, the 1996 winner of the American League Cy Young Award for his 20-10 season with the Blue Jays, will be inducted on June 18 in St. Marys, Ontario.

Former pitching greats Dennis Martinez of the Expos and Pat Hentgen of the Blue Jays headline the 2016 class of inductees into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

Martinez, who spent the middle part of his 23-year career recording 100 wins in Montreal, and Hentgen, the 1996 winner of the American League Cy Young Award for his 20-10 season with the Blue Jays, will be inducted on June 18 in St. Marys, Ontario.

Joining them as the Hall's newest inductees will be Tony Kubek, whose long run as a Toronto broadcaster followed a decorated career as an infielder; former scout Wayne Norton; longtime Toronto executive Howard Starkman; and the late baseball pioneer William Shuttleworth.

Hentgen and Starkman continue to play a role in the Blue Jays' success, as a special assistant and consultant, respectively.

Video: Hentgen on Blue Jays career, Canadian Baseball HOF

Norton, a native of Port Moody, British Columbia, has been a Mariners scout covering Canada since 2000. He was named the Mariners International Scout of the Year in 2007, and Canadian Scout of the Year by the Canadian Baseball Network in 1998 and 2013.

"The club is thrilled to hear the news that the gentlemen elected today are being recognized by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame," said Stephen Brooks, the Blue Jays' senior vice president for business operations. "Their impact on the Blue Jays over the years not only enriched our organization, but enhanced the game throughout the country. Pat and Howard in particular continue to add valuable contributions today, and the honour is richly deserved."

Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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