PRESS RELEASE – American Association and Can-Am League commissioner Miles Wolff will be inducted into the province of Quebec’s Baseball Hall of Fame during the Baseball Quebec annual meetings in Quebec City on Saturday, November 3.
Wolff brought professional baseball back to Quebec City as the principal owner of the independent Can-Am League’s Capitales from 1999 to 2010. During his tenure, the team won three league championships and attracted over 1.7 million fans to Stade Municipal. At the same time, the club became the flag-bearer for baseball in Quebec, featuring numerous Quebecers on its roster every season and supporting the efforts of youth baseball organizations throughout the province.
Administered by Baseball Quebec, the governing body for amateur baseball in the province, the Quebec Baseball Hall of Fame has inducted over 50 members of Quebec’s baseball community since it began in 1999. A long-time resident of North Carolina, Wolff becomes the first non-Quebecer in the Hall. Also inducted in 2012 are former Montreal Expos, Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays lefthanded pitcher Denis Boucher, and the late Hugues Beaudoin, who owned the city’s previous professional club, the Eastern League’s Quebec Carnavals, the Double-A affiliate of the Montreal Expos during the 1970s.
In addition to his role with the Capitales and the Can-Am League, Wolff has owned numerous other teams, including the Durham Bulls of the Carolina League and the Raleigh IceCaps of the East Coast Hockey League. He was also the publisher of Baseball America magazine from 1981 to 2001, and is currently the owner of the Appalachian League’s Burlington (N.C.) Royals, the Kansas City Royals’ rookie affiliate.