June 11th is now Doug Hudlin Day in Victoria

Doug Hudlin worked for the City of Victoria but his love was being on the field as an umpire.  He umpired generations of Island ball players over four decades. Remembered as the “Gentleman Umpire”, Doug was inducted into the Victoria Sports Hall of Fame in 1998, Umpires Association Hall of Fame in 2011 and was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Sports Hall of Fame 2 weeks after this day was declared. Doug was also a founding member of BC Black History Awareness Society.

The plaque was unveiled at Royal Athletic Park, Victoria on June 11, 2022