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                     BASEBALL AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME




The inaugural Baseball Australia Hall of Fame was held on 27 January 2005 at the Holiday Inn Rooty Hill
RSL, Rooty Hill, New South Wales.

The ABF would like to congratulate the following people and we take great pride in acknowledging them
as part of Australian Baseball’s history as Inductees to the Baseball Australia Hall of Fame.

                                 YEAR OF INDUCTION – 2005

Rue Ewers - Player - Pre 1900

    Surveys vs Padlock 2 February 1889.
    Surveys vs Norwood 16 March 1889.
    Adelaide 1892.
    South Australia vs Victoria match Inter-Colonial Championship 1892.
    Disaster Tour, America 1897.
    South Australia state team 1891, 1893, 1894, 1910 (Captain), 1912,
    1913, 1914, 1919.
    Rue Ewers deserves to be considered among Australia's greatest
    early home grown Baseballers. He dabbled in athletics and AFL but
    concentrated mainly on Baseball (without being a Cricketer). He
    went on the 1897 Disaster Tour of America and left a diary which is
    one of the best sources on the tour.
    Nominated as “Player” for induction into the inaugural Baseball
    Australia Hall of Fame (2005).


Harry Simpson – Player - Pre 1900

    Surveys vs Norwood 16 March 1889.
    Umpire Melbourne vs Metropolitan 5 July 1890.
    Melbourne Baseball Club Scratch team 6 December 1890.
    New South Wales Baseball League first game 30 May 1891.
    Sleigh vs Gleason 1 June 1891.
    New South Wales Baseball League Gleason vs Bird 6 June 1891.
    Sydney vs Casino 4 July 1891.
    New South Wales Baseball League team August 1891.
    New South Wales Baseball League picked team 24 August 1891.
    New South Wales Baseball League Casino team 1891.
    Nominated as “Player” for induction into the inaugural Baseball
    Australia Hall of Fame (2005).




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Harry Simpson cont…

   Harry Simpson deserves to be considered the ‘father’ of New South
   Wales Baseball. He arrived in Australia with the Spalding tour of
   1888 and stayed on to help promote the game and Spalding's
   business. He spent some time in Melbourne but later moved back
   to Sydney where he helped form the New South Wales Baseball
   League and put it on its feet. Tragically, he died of typhus in
   September 1891 near the end of the first season of the New South
   Wales Baseball League he helped create. He is buried in an
   unmarked grave in Waverley Cemetery.


Tom Gleason – Player - Pre 1900

   New South Wales Baseball Association Union vs Sydney 22 February
   1886, 15 March 1886, 29 March 1886, 12 April 1886, 20 April 1886, 3
   May 1886, 28 June 1886, 3 July 1886, 30 August 1886, 6 September
   1886, 21 September 1886, 28 August 1889.
   Captain of the New South Wales Pick Up team (ex Unions) 1889.
   Sleigh vs Gleason 1 June 1891.
   Association Baseball Club vs Referee Nine 11 June 1891.
   New South Wales Baseball League Gleason vs Bird 6 June 1891.
   Sydney vs Casino 4 July 1891.
   New South Wales Baseball League Sydney vs Nassau 18 July 1891.
   Sydney team August, September 1891
   Sydney vs East Sydney 12 September 1891, 10 October 1891.
   West Sydney vs Sydney 17 October 1891.
   Sydney vs Carlton 12 December 1891.
   Sydney vs Surrey 9 January 1892.
   America vs Australia January 1892.
   Sydney vs West Sydney March 1892,
   Glebe 1892.
   4th of July Game 1892
   America vs Redfern 26 May 1897, 5 June 1897.
   First interstate match 1900.
   Manly New South Wales state team 1900.
   Coach and Umpire 1905.
   New South Wales Baseball Association Vice President 1907.
   One of the key figures in the development of Australian Baseball.
   Born in Boston, Tom Gleason, as a 24-year-old, migrated to Australia
   in 1881 aboard the “Northampton” and brought his leadership and
   organisational ability with him. He figures in all the major winter
   competitions in the 1880s and 1890s well into the 20th century.


Harold Franks – Player - 1900-1918

   New South Wales state team 1911.
   Melbourne vs Leichhardt interstate premiers match 1912, 1914,
   1920, 1921, 1922, 1925.




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Eric McElhone – Player - 1900-18

   Began his baseball career 1905.
   Played first game for New South Wales at the 1906 interstate series
   in Melbourne, making him Sydney University Baseball Club’s inaugural
   state representative.
   Utility infielder for New South Wales state team 1906, 1907, 1908,
   1911, 1914.
   Son to Frank McElhone, Frank and Eric were the first father and son
   combination to represent New South Wales in 1906.
   Played against US Great White Fleet in 1908.
   In 1910 in a contest against South Australia, father and son was the
   New South Wales battery.
   Ascended to captaincy of Sydney University Baseball Club in 1910.
   Representative career spanned eight years from debut.
   Played against both the New York Giants and Chicago White Sox in
   1914.
   Sydney University Baseball Club’s leading player, prominent campus
   sportsman, performing exceptionally well in cricket and baseball.
   Usually 3rd baseman but played everywhere, including catcher.
   The Sydney University Cricket Club still awards the Eric E McElhone
   trophy annually to the Outstanding Fieldsman in the Varsity’s first XI.


Les Agnew – Player – 1900-1918

   New South Wales state team 1913, 1914, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926,
   1927, 1928, 1929, 1933.
   Australia vs Stanford 1928.
   Played for Sydney HS, Waverley, Kellogg's.




Charlie Puckett – Player – 1919-1946

   South Australia state team 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935.
   Victoria state team 1937.
   First Capps medal winner 1936 (instituted by the South Australian
   Baseball League for its major competition’s Best and Fairest Player,
   donated by Adelaide Baseball Club’s secretary Jim Capps).
   Winner of Victoria’s Lansdowne medal in 1937.
   Winner of the Smith Trophy as Western Australia’s best player in its
   carnival in 1938.
   Western Australia state team 1938, 1939, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1954
   (Captain).
   President of Western Australia 1938.
   Australia team 1948, 1952.
   Leading cricketer of his day.
   Probably the only player to ever receive three consecutive Best and
   Fairest awards in three separate states.




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Ken Gulliver – Player - 1919-1946

   New South Wales state team 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938 (Captain).
   New South Wales wartime team 1942, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949,
   1950.
   Victoria wartime team 1945.
   Australia team 1949.
   OAM.
   Life Member of several sporting groups.
   Ken Gulliver, a giant among the Australian Baseball community,
   began his baseball career one year after the Claxton Shield started
   and continued across three decades.
   He captained New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield and Claxton
   Shield on numerous occasions.
   His commitment to the sport is unparalleled and his reputation as a
   gentleman is unchallenged. He was probably the leading authority
   on Australian Baseball of the 1930s to 1950s.
   "I met him at a Claxton Shield series in Melbourne. We had a
   workman's hut opposite third base in this particular series and the
   first morning of this series I went around to where the radio station
   was broadcasting. I had difficulty in getting in the door and here
   was a little man sitting on a stool. Off the top of my head I said,
   "Who brung you?" He stood up, all of five foot five and said, "I'm
   Gulliver" and I said, "I'm Edwards, I'm glad to meet you.” That was
   our introduction to a friendship, which has lasted over 50 years. I
   find Ken Gulliver a man of very high principles and a man of great
   integrity. If I had to name someone who is still alive who left an
   indelible mark on me it would be Ken Gulliver." (George Edwards,
   1995, Melbourne).


Ron Sharpe – Player - 1919-1946

   South Australia state team 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1927,
   1928, 1929, 1930, 1932 (Captain), 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937,
   1938.
   Sheffield Shield Cricketer.
   Australian vs Stanford 1928 (did not play).
   Originator of Helms Award.
   One of South Australia’s greatest Baseballers.
   First interstate game for South Australia in 1921 when he was 15.
   "Ron Sharpe was a bachelor, a real nice bloke, a gentleman. I sent
   him a letter with a photo and he answered it and we kept up the
   correspondence for 11 years. Very nice bloke, and when he came
   over here with the South Australian team in 36, I offered to be
   batboy and they accepted. He was a great pitcher…" (Don Angus,
   1995).
   "Ron Sharpe used to pick up 5-6 boys in his little coupe. We’d
   practice Sunday morning and Ron would take us all to lunch. After
   lunch he’d drive us down to Sacred Heart College and we’d play the
   Sacred Heart College boys. Then Ron would pick us up and drop
   us at our home gate irrespective of where we lived. Years later I
   had the pleasure of playing with Ron in the A Grade Goodwood side
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   could throw it wherever he wanted to. He used to read batters so
   well when I was first playing A Grade for Goodwood. But Ron, he
   could have left-hand batters and he’d bring me right in at first
   base, half way down the line towards home plate. Rest assured,
   he’d throw a down drop in shoot in a left-hander and it’d come up
   the inside bottom, the handle of the bat and take first and get a
   double out as easy as that. It was a great privilege to play A Grade
   baseball in that era because there were so many good players."
   (Chalky White, 1999)


Ernie Yum – Player - 1919-1946

   New South Wales sate team 1929.
   Multnomah Series 1929, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937,
   1938, 1939.
   New South Wales wartime team 1942.
   One of the most promising players ever.
   A Chinese Australian and brother to Syd Yum, Ernie was killed in a
   country car accident in 1942.
   "The game was between New South Wales and Western Australia and
   the final of the 1939 Carnival, Western Australia having topped the
   table at the end of the first round. Ernie led off for New South Wales
   in the first inning and according to the umpire, beat the ball to first
   base. He attempted to steal second, the ball beat him, but the
   baseman dropped the ball - safe again. Ernie continued on his merry
   way and was again lucky at third. Trying to score, he was again
   tagged at the plate but the catcher dropped the ball! It was the only
   run for the game and won the Shield for New South Wales” Time
   and Game


Billy Ford – Player - 1919-1946

   New South Wales sate team 1919, 1920, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1927,
   1928, 1929.
   Australia team vs Stanford 1928.
   Australia team vs Multnomah 1929.
   Best New South Wales Pitcher in the first half of the 20th century.




Alf Emmerick – Player - 1919-1946

   New South Wales sate team 1917, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923,
   1924 (Captain), 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1932.
   Captain / Coach 1949.
   Australia team vs Stanford 1928.
   Australia team vs Multnomah 1929.
   12 years a state representative.
   Bridged era of post-Spalding, pre-Claxton into the Claxton Shield
   era.
   Father of the ‘Emmerick’ dynasty, Colin and Alan Emmerick




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George Dickinson – Player – 1919-1946

   Western Australia vs Victoria, Perth, 1936.
   Western Australia vs South Australia, Perth, 1946.
   Western Australia Claxton Shield team 1937, 1938, 1939, 1947, 1948,
   1949, 1950. 1951, 1952.
   Claxton Shield Outstanding Player award winner 1950.
   Australian team 1947 (Captain), 1948, 1950, 1952.
   Life Member of Perth Baseball Club.
   Pitched successive premierships for Perth Club in 1949 and 1950.
   Played against US service teams during World War 2 in Eastern States
   when stationed at RAAF bases.
   George Dickinson was considered to be one of Western Australia’s
   and Australia’s best pitchers. Over an eight year period he recorded
   an Earned Run Average (ERA) of 0.82. On average, Dickinson would
   strike out 8.5 batters in every nine innings pitched and would walk
   only one batter in every five innings of work. He was responsible for
   only 45 runs scored against his team in 488 innings pitched (one run
   in each 11 innings). His record of 38 wins and 14 losses is
   outstanding. George faced 1,920 batters with only 231 hitting safely.
   Although a pitcher, George was very fast on base and was a good
   batter with a life time average of .341% - equal to one hit every
   three times at bat.
   In Kalgoorlie in 1946, George pitched a 1-0 shutout against a visiting
   South Australian state team. This visit heralded the start of local
   baseball again in post war Western Australia.


Kevin “Crazy” Cantwell – Player - 1947-1967

   New South Wales state team 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962,
   1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 (Coach),
   1972 (Coach).
   Queensland state Manager 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978.
   Australia team 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968.
   Helms Award winner 1963.




Ron “Bandy” McPherson – Player - 1947-1967

   New South Wales state team 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954,
   1955, 1956, 1957, 1961, 1962.
   Western Australia state team 1959, 1960.
   "Bandy McPherson and his famous ‘Look out!’ pitch which was aimed
   at the batter’s head. Bandy would shout "Look out!’ and as the
   batter jumped back, the ball would break down and away for a
   strike."
   11 Years a state representative.




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Ray Lawler – Player - 1947-1967

   New South Wales wartime team 1944.
   New South Wales state team 1946, 1947 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951,
   1952, 1953, 1954, 1957.
   Australia team 1948.
   Most Outstanding Individual Performance in 1948 Claxton Shield (12
   no hit innings against Western Australia).




Dave Roberts – Player - 1947-1967

   South Australia state team 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954,
   1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1962.
   Australia team 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1962 (Captain).
   A trophy in his honour is awarded to the winner of the National Under
   14 Youth Championships.



Don Deeble – Player - 1947-67

   Victoria state team 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964,
   1965, 1967, 1969.
   Australia team 1954, 1957, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1969.
   Best Series Player, Australia team 1955.
   Australian team which participated in the Tri Nations Goodwill
   Baseball Series from 29 November to 7 December 1969, between
   Australia, Japan and the Philipines at Rizal Memorial Baseball
   Stadium, Canlubang, Laguna, Philippines.



Graham Deany – Player - 1947-1967

   Victoria state team 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962,
   1963, 1964, 1965, 1966.
   Australia team 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965,
   1966.
   Helms Award winner 1965.



Ross Straw – Player - 1947-1967

   A lifetime contribution to Victoria club baseball as Coach, Player
   and Administrator.
   Victoria wartime team 1942, 1943.
   Victoria state team 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1957
   (Captain), 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963 (Captain / Coach), 1965,
   1966, 1967, 1968, 1969.
   Australia team 1948, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1962, 1968 (Manager),
   1969.



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   1956 Olympic Baseball team Captain and Coach.
   One of the first players (RHP) scouted and offered a contract by a
   US Major League Baseball Club (Red Sox).
   First Australian-born professional scout.
   First Australian Coach to visit US Major League clubs for coach
   education in the 1960s.
   Catalyst for the development of Ross Straw Field in Royal Park,
   Melbourne (first dedicated ball field in Australia).
   Coach of Australia vs first Japanese team, Melbourne 1968.
   Instrumental to Australia receiving first invitation to highly
   competitive Baseball Federation of Asia tournaments.
   First appointed National Coaching Director by the Australian
   Baseball Council 1975.
   Formed Australia’s first ever National Elite Coaching Committee.
   Coordinated the famous Bob Shaw Coaching / Lecture tour of
   Australia 1975.
   Coordinated Australia’s first ever overseas AAA (U17) national team
   tour 1976.
   Established Australia’s first ever youth training and competition
   support networks in Florida with Major League Baseball clubs, High
   Schools and Colleges.
   Secured the first ever Federal sports funding grant for youth
   baseball from the newly formed Australian Department of Sport
   1976/77.


Neil Page – Player - 1968-1988

   South Australia state team 1964, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971,
   1973, 1974.
   Western Australia state team 1975, 1976, 1977.
   Australia team 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974,
   1975, 1977.
   Australia vs Japan, Melbourne 1968. First modern international
   tournament.
   Helms Award winner 1969.
   Son of Roy Page.
   One of the first Australians to sign a Major League Baseball
    contract (Cincinnati) but wrecked his arm. Pitched 19 innings in
    night Grand Final.
   Australia team at the Tri Nations Goodwill Baseball Series from 29
    November to 7 December between Australia, Japan and the
    Philippines at Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium, Canlubang,
    Laguna, Philippines.
   Pitcher in the Australia team at the Baseball Federation of Asia 9th
    Championship Series, 9 to 19 September 1971, Seoul, Korea.



Kevin Greatrex – Player - 1968-1988

   South Australia state team 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970,
   1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981,
   1982 and 1983 (Manager).
   Northern Territory state Coach 1986.



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   Australia team 1963, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974,
   1975, 1976, 1977, 1978.
   Australia vs Japanese, Melbourne 1968. First modern international
   tournament.
   Claxton Shield Helms Award winner 1966.
   Tri Nations Goodwill Series, 29 November to 7 December 1969
   between Australia, Japan and the Philippines at Rizal Memorial
   Baseball Stadium, Canlubang, Laguna, Philippines.
   Australia team (1st Base) - Baseball Federation of Asia 9th
   Championship Series, 9 to 19 September 1971, Seoul, Korea.
   Claxton Shield Batting Award winner 1972.
   1972 All Stars team.


Larry Home – Player - 1968-1988

   Queensland state team 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978,
   1979, 1980.
   Western Australia state team 1981, 1982.
   New South Wales state team 1982.
   Australian team 1972.
   1972 All Stars team.
   Claxton Shield Helms Award winner 1975.
   Claxton Shield Batting Award winner 1975.


David Mundy – Player - 1968-1988

   South Australia state team 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970,
   1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981,
   1985 (Coach), 1986, 1987.
   Australia team 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974,
   1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979.
   Australia vs first Japanese team, Melbourne 1968.
   Australia team – Tri Nations Goodwill Baseball Series, 29 November to
   7 December 1969 between Australia, Japan and Philippines at Rizal
   Memorial Baseball Stadium, Canlubang, Laguna, Philippines.
   East Torrens, Port Adelaide, Payneham clubs.
   Australia team (short stop) – Baseball Federation of Asia 9th
   Championship Series, 9-19 September 1971, Seoul, Korea.
   Claxton Shield Helms Award winner 1973.
   Capps Award winner.
   Todd Award winner.
   1972 All Stars team.
   Chose baseball over cricket in the switch to summer.


John Swanson – Player - 1968-1988

   Victoria state team 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972,
   1973, 1975.
   Australia team 1964, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973.
   Australia vs Japan, Melbourne 1968. First modern international
   tournament.
   Claxton Shield Helms Award winner 1968.



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   Claxton Shield Batting Award winner 1967, 1968.
   Chose baseball over cricket in switch to summer.


Adrian Meagher – Player - 1989-99

   Queensland state team 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1985
   (Pitching Coach).
   Claxton Shield All Stars team 1982.
   Signed contract with Los Angeles Dodgers 1983 and reached AAA.
   Gold Coast Cougars Coach / Manager 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993,
   1994, 1995, 1999.
   Australian Baseball League Manager of the Year 1990, 1991.
   Australian Baseball League All Stars team 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993,
   1999.
   Australian Baseball League Pitcher of the Year 1992.
   Australian Baseball League Most Valuable Player 1992.
   Player / Manager Gold Coast Clippers (later Daikyo Dolphins).
   Australia team World Championships, Italy 1998.
   Intercontinental Cup team, Sydney 1999.
   Australian Olympic team 2000.

Adrian Meagher cont…

   One of Lismore’s greatest success stories, Adrian Meagher was one
   of the finest pitchers that Australia has ever produced.

   The Lismore born right-hander signed professionally with Los
   Angeles Dodgers in 1983 and reached ‘AAA’ before his professional
   career came to an end.

   Back home he was an outstanding pitcher for Queensland in the
   Claxton Shield days. When the Australian Baseball League was
   born, Meagher was Player / Manager of the Gold Coast Clippers
   who became the Daikyo Dolphins. It was during the second year
   with the Dolphins that Meagher showed just what a competitor he
   was. He abandoned the normal three days rest between pitching.
   Quite often he would start game one of a road trip and then come
   back to start the last game. He threw a league high 107 innings,
   struck out a then record 102 batters, took a 13-2 record and posted
   a league leading 1.93 ERA. It earned Meagher the honour as the
   Australian Baseball League Pitcher of the Year and the League’s
   Most Valuable Player, but Meagher’s crowning glory was in the
   Championship series which the Dolphins won 3-1. He remained
   one of the foremost pitchers in the League until persistent arm
   injuries forced him to retire after the 1995 season.

   Three years later, Meagher made a surprise comeback to pitch for
   Australia in the 1998 World Championship in Italy.

   Nearing the big 40, Meagher decided to resume his great Australian
   Baseball League career in the 1999 season and was rewarded with
   another Championship ring at the end of the season. Far from
   being a ‘novelty’ at his age, Meagher simply added another chapter
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   numbers with his 6-1 record, three saves and one complete game.

   The heady, highly experienced Meagher was a huge bonus coming
   out of the bullpen, used in both middle relief and as a closer. He
   started in just four of his 18 appearances during 1999. He also
   earned his Championship success by recording another two wins in
   the post season. Still not content with his 1999 success, Meagher
   was a superb performer for the Australian team that won Gold at
   the Intercontinental Cup in Sydney. Used as both a starter and in
   relief during the tournament, Meagher was the key middle-relief
   pitcher in our Gold medal game against Cuba.

   Adrian Meagher ended the first decade of Australian Major League
   Baseball as one of the few pitchers whose career spanned the full
   ten years of the Australian Baseball League and he is clearly one of
   its finest ever players. He was an obvious selection for Flintoff and
   Dunn’s All Australian Roster of the Decade and an inaugural
   inductee into our Hall of Fame.

   Still not content to hang up his cleats, Meagher took the mound
   again for the Queensland Rams during the first season of the IBLA
   in 2000. He set about lowering his career ERA once again and is
   just about in rare company, a career ERA in the twos. We should
   no longer be surprised by anything he does!
                                                    by Flintoff & Dunn


Phil Dale – Player - 1989-99

    Victoria state team 1981.
    Waverley Reds 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996.
    Melbourne Reds 1997.
    Melbourne Monarchs 1998, 1999.
    1999 Intercontinental Cup, Sydney.
    Australia team Coach, Olympic Games 2000 and 2004.
    IBLA Australia team Coach 2001.
    Outstanding Junior Player 1979.
    Australian Baseball League All Stars team 1990.
    Australian Baseball League Championship Series Most Valuable
    Player 1990, 1995.
    Australian Baseball League Most Valuable Player 1990.
    Australian Baseball League Pitcher of the Year 1990, 1995.
    Australian Baseball League Manager of the Year 1990, 1993.
    Australian Baseball League All Star team 1993, 1995, 1997.

    One of the best products of the Australian junior system. The
    Waverley / Melbourne Reds may never have a more significant
    contributor or greater hero than pitching maestro Phil Dale. He
    was the club's first manager, the finest starting pitcher in the
    league and led the Reds to the first ever ABL Championship.

    Dale was named Manager of the Year, Pitcher of the Year and the
    inaugural MVP of the ABL to cap that first season with a list of
    individual honours, which will be hard to top, including a Cy
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    Dale became the first Australian to receive a full four-year baseball
    scholarship from an American college when signed by Georgia
    Southern. He signed with the famous Cincinnati Reds where he
    reached 'AA'. He later became a coach with Cincinnati and then
    the Atlanta Braves organisation.

    Dale is the only ABL pitcher with 50 wins and 400 strikeout
    victims. Three times he has been named an All Star, twice as
    Pitcher of the Year and MVP of the Championship Series in 1995.

    Dale stunned baseball circles when he joined cross-town rivals,
    Melbourne Monarchs, where he posted another first class season
    in 1997. Dale became the first ABL pitcher to post 60 wins (next
    highest was David White with 41!) in the 1998 season, which saw
    him lead the league in innings pitched, strike outs and complete
    games.

    Simply, he stands alone as Australia's greatest pitcher."
                                                        Flintoff & Dunn


Bob Nilsson – Player - 1989-99

    Signed with Cincinnati Reds 1978.
    Queensland state team 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987,
    1988.
    Clubs: Wilston-Grange, North Stars, Daikyo Dolphins (1990-1992),
    Gold Coast Cougars (1993-94, 1997-98), Brisbane Bandits (1996),
    Queensland Rams (2002).
    Australian Baseball League All Stars team 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994,
    1995.
    Australian Baseball League Reliever of the Year 1991.

    Eldest brother of a great baseball family, including brothers David
    and Gary, Bob has left his own mark in the annals of the ABL.

    A little known fact is that Bob Nilsson was the first Australian of
    the modern era to sign professionally with a major league team -
    Cincinnati Reds in 1978!

    While his professional career never reached any dizzy heights,
    Nilsson has been one of the ABL greats. He began with Gold
    Coast Clippers, where he led the team with a .315 average, but
    was almost unhittable as a closer: 3-4 with two saves and a 1.11
    ERA! But that served only as an appetiser to his season with
    Daikyo Dolphins in 1991. Nilsson went 7-0 with seven saves and a
    remarkable 0.27 ERA, he allowed one earned run in 21 outings,
    stretching over 33.2 innings. Truly remarkable and never likely to
    be repeated.

    The next season, Nilsson posted 10 saves along with his 2-3
    record for a 2.68 ERA. Nilsson fluctuated between the Coast and
    Brisbane over several seasons and was always to the forefront in
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   games than Nilsson, who became the first pitcher in the League to
   pass 50 with his four saves in 1998.

   Three times Nilsson has been selected to the All Star 'A' team with
   two more appearances in the 'B' team. He led the League in
   appearances (27) in 1998 and as usual performed well enough to
   suggest he could continue in 1999. However, Bob chose to make
   1998 his swansong, content to retire as the most successful relief
   pitcher in the first decade of Australian major league baseball.

   An inaugural inductee to our Hall-of-Fame, of course he was an
   automatic selection for Flintoff & Dunn's All Australian Roster of
   the Decade.” [Flintoff and Dunn]


Ron Johnson – Player - 1989-99

   Queensland state team 1988.
   Clubs: Gold Coast Clippers (1990), Daikyo Dolphins (1991-92),
   Brisbane Bandits (1993-96), Gold Coast Cougars (1997-98,
   Manager / Player 1999), Queensland Rams (2000).
   1999 Intercontinental Cup, Sydney.
   Olympic Games, Sydney, 2000.
   Australian Baseball League All Stars team 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995,
   1996, 1997, 1998, 1999.

   From whichever angle you look at the ABL, Ron Johnson is
   indelibly linked. For openers, Johnson was a founding owner of
   the Gold Coast Clippers, an experience that had more lows than
   highs. He was then a pivotal player with Daikyo Dolphins during it
   and the League's halcyon days. Johnson shifted to Brisbane
   where he played a key role in the Bandits' sole Championship.
   After three years with the Bandits, Johnson returned to the Gold
   Coast for what became his career year.

   Others will argue the 1991 season was Johnson's best when he hit
   .383/11/34, but that was in a ‘you beaut’ team. Johnson's
   performance in 1997 - .332/16/63 for a fifth placed team was
   better and to this author's way of thinking, deserving of the
   League's MVP. If you take out Johnson's first season with the
   Clippers where he obviously had other things on his mind and hit
   an un-Johnson like .212, the former American's worst season saw
   him hit .279.

   Although playing on beyond his mid 30s, Johnson showed few
   signs of fading away. He was at his awesome best in 1998 where
   he led the League in RBIs, finished second in home runs and hit a
   healthy .321, and, of course, he played in every game.

   With the responsibility of managing the Cougars in 1999 and the
   arrival of some players from Brisbane, 36yo Johnson decided to
   slightly limit his own appearances. However, this did not stop him
   batting over .300 for the fifth time in his career. Perhaps fittingly
   Ron Johnson rounded out the first decade of Australian major
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     where he was again was a significant contributor in the post
     season. He completed a highly successful 1999 by playing a key
     role in the Australian team that won Gold at the Intercontinental
     Cup in Sydney. Johnson is one of only 15 players to have
     appeared in all ten seasons of ABL competition and he completed
     the decade with a host of individual honours to emphasise his
     contributions. His 457 appearances was 2nd all-time, while he
     was the all-time leader for home runs, RBI's and walks.

     An inaugural inductee to our Hall-of-Fame, 'Big Ron' was also an
     obvious selection as DH for 'Flintoff & Dunn's All-Australian Roster
     of the Decade'.

     Johnson was back in action for Queensland Rams during the first
     IBLA season in 2000. 38yo Johnson played every game and had
     the most at bats for the Rams but we found ourselves rubbing our
     eyes in disbelief at his miserable .186 average. While he struck
     out too often, six of his 13 hits went for extra bases. 'Flintoff &
     Dunn' will not write a post mortem for our Hall of Famer based on
     just one bad season!"
                                                           Flintoff & Dunn


Andrew Scott – Player - 1989-99

     Adelaide Giants 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997,
     1998, 1999
     Australian Olympic team 1996
     Australian team 1997 Intercontinental Cup, Barcelona
     Australian team 1998 World Cup, Italy
     South Australia Bite 2000
     Australian Baseball League All Star team 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995,
     1996, 1997, 1999
     Australian Baseball League Gold Glove 1994
     Australian Baseball League Batting Title 1997
     Australian Baseball League Most Valuable Player 1997

Andrew Scott was one of the genuine greats of the Australian Baseball
League.

Few players made such a lasting impact over such a length of time as
the Adelaide Giants’ second baseman. Scott's name is prominent in all
offensive lifetime categories.

He led the League in at bats, runs scored, hits - the first player to reach
400 - and doubles. No one played more games and only David Nilsson
and Greg Jelks owned a higher lifetime average.

Seven times he hit above .300 in a season and it is worth looking at his
worst season of his first eight: 1993 when he went .294/6/18 - yes,
that was his worst season!

He repeatedly represented Australia, including the 1996 Atlanta
Olympics. Also, he is one of a handful to hit .400 in a season. Scott hit
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Apart from his average, Scott led the League in on-base percentage
(.505) and hits (75). One can only assume the 1998 season where he
hit an "un-Scott like" .274 was an aberration.

Scott played in the Japan Industrial League during each off season.

He represented Australia at the Intercontinental Cup in Barcelona in
1997 and the World Cup in Italy in 1998.

He was back near his best for the table-topping Giants in 1999 when he
hit .310 and his League leading 41 RBI's deprived Reds' Adam Burton
of the Triple Crown. He also did his best to ignite the Giants for a first
title, batting .375 in their losing playoff semi-final. Scott was named a
1st team ABL All-Star for the third time in 1999 to go along with his
four times selected as a 2nd Team All-Star.

Andrew Scott ends the first decade of Australian major league baseball
as one of only 15 players to have appeared in all ten ABL seasons and
his reputation is permanently etched in history as one of its greatest
ever players.

An inaugural inductee to 'Flintoff & Dunn's Hall-of-Fame', he was an
automatic choice for our All-Australian Roster of the Decade.

The arrival of the IBLA in season 2000 saw an almost unrecognisable
Scott reappear for SA Bite. Perhaps struggling to come to terms with a
wooden bat and / or the short IBLA season, Scott was barely a shadow
of the player so feared at the plate during the ABL competition. We
can scarcely believe that Scott was reduced to a "sub.200" average and
we wouldn't advise anyone to bet it will happen again!
                                                       Flintoff & Dunn



Tony Adamson – Player - 1989-99

    Western Australia State team 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985,
    1986, 1987, 1988
    Australian Olympic team 1988
    Clubs: Morley Eagles, Perth Heat (1990-93, Manager 1994, 1995).
    Claxton Shield Helms Award winner 1989
    Australian Baseball League All Star team 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993,
    1994
    League home run king 1991, 1992

Adamson launched double figure home runs in five successive seasons
- a feat matched only by Ron Johnson. In fact, Adamson's home run
dominance can be measured by the fact that he led the League in
career home runs for two seasons after he retired. He also led the
league in RBIs for three years.

Adamson is a member of an elite group who owns a lifetime .300
average, has hammered more than 50 home runs and driven home 200
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commitments affected his availability.

Surprisingly, Adamson retired as a player aged 32 when his numbers
suggested he could have been a significant contributor for many more
years. He spent the last two years of his ABL career as player /
manager of Perth Heat with an impressive 81-38 record.
Unfortunately, Adamson was unable to convert the brilliant regular
season performances into Championships. It should not detract from
his outstanding performance. He's destined for the ABL's Hall Of Fame.
                                                         Flintoff & Dunn


Craig Shipley – Special Category (Player) - 1989-99

    Coached Parramatta Patriots 1989 to win Claxton shield, 1990
    Infielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers 1986-87
    New York Mets 1989
    San Diego Padres 1991-94 and 1996-97
    Houston Astros 1995
    Anaheim Angels 1998
    Helped the Padres win the 1996 National League Western Division
    In 11 seasons Shipley played in 582 games and had 1,345 At Bats,
    155 Runs, 364 Hits, 63 Doubles, 6 Triples, 20 Home Runs, 138
    RBI, 33 Stolen Bases, 47 Walks, .271 Batting Average, .302 On-
    Base Percentage, .371 Slugging Percentage, 499 Total Bases, 15
    Sacrifice Hits, 9 Sacrifice Flies and 7 Intentional Walks
    Currently the Vice President of International Scouting for the
    Boston Redsox
    First modern Australian to make it to the US Major Leagues


David Nilsson – Special Category (Player) - 1989-99

    Queensland State team 1986, 1987, 1988
    Clubs: Daikyo Dolphins (Assistant Coach 1990, 1991-93), Brisbane
    Bandits (1994, 1997), Waverley Reds (Manager 1995-97,
    Queensland Rams (Manager 2003, Player / Coach 2004)
    Major League Debut, Milwaukee Brewers, 1992
    Australian team Captain 1999 Intercontinental Cup, Sydney
    Australian Olympic team Captain 2000, 2004
    Claxton Shield Helms Award winner 1988
    Australian Baseball League All Star team 1991, 1994, 1995
    Australian Baseball League Most Valuable Player 1991,
    Australian Baseball League Batting Award winner 1995
    Many others.

The King of them all. Australia's most successful baseballer of all time,
David Nilsson owns the biggest profile in Australian baseball history and
deservedly so. No other player has done more single-handedly to put
Australian Baseball on the world map.

Nilsson signed professionally as a teenager and is now a bona fide
Major League star. Those signs were apparent very early when he won
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David made his Major League debut in 1992 for Milwaukee Brewers,
but his stay was interrupted by frustrating injuries, not the least Ross
River Fever.

In 1996 a broken foot delayed his Major League season, but he
recovered to hit .331, sixth in the American League. Back home,
Nilsson was synonymous with ABL Championships, having played in
pennant winning teams with the Dolphins, Bandits and Reds. After
buying a stake in the ownership of the Reds and then playing a pivotal
role - he was the Batting Champion hitting .388 - in the team's
Championship success; Nilsson severed ties with the club four months
later.

Despite the rigours of his professional career, Nilsson accepted the role
as manager of the Bandits in 1997 and took them to the Championship
series. Injury prevented him from playing in 1998 and as a
consequence the League suffered. Nilsson was unavailable to play in
the ABL again during 1999, but he certainly made his presence felt
during the Intercontinental Cup in Sydney.

Clearly THE key player in leading Australia to our first ever international
baseball Gold Medal, Nilsson was fittingly rewarded when he was voted
Player of the Tournament and in the All-World Team.

In the USA, Nilsson had a "career season" with Milwaukee, returning to
his familiar role as catcher and providing some impressive power
hitting.

He was among the home run leaders and batting well over .300 when
he earned selection for the American League in the prestigious MLB All-
Star Game in Boston. Obviously he was the first Australian to achieve
this ultimate personal honour.

Taking over as majority owner of the League during 1999, much of the
future of Australian major league baseball rested on the significant
presence of David Nilsson as he led Australia into a "brave new world"
with his International Baseball League of Australia.

The first decade of Australian major league baseball certainly owes a
lot to one D. Nilsson.
                                                         Flintoff & Dunn


Graeme Lloyd – Special Category (Player) - 1989-99

     Clubs: Geelong, Melbourne Monarchs (1990), Perth Heat (1991-
     94), Brisbane Bandits (1995)
     Major League Baseball Clubs: Milwaukee Brewers, New York
     Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets
     Australian Baseball League Championship Series Most Valuable
     Player 1991


Born on the outskirts of Geelong in Victoria, Graeme Lloyd is one of
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Toronto Blue Jays on 26 January 1988. After posting a 1.96 ERA for
the Blue Jays 'AA' team, Lloyd was taken by Milwaukee Brewers in the
Rule 5 draft.

He made his major league debut on April 11, 1993 for the Brewers with
David Nilsson forming the first ever all-Australian battery. Lloyd was
named the Brewers' Rookie-of-the-Year after he posted a 3-4, 2.83
record in 55 appearances.

Three years later he was traded to New York Yankees where, after a
dreadful start when suffering from bone spurs, Lloyd emerged as one
of the darlings of the Big Apple thanks to his middle relief heroics in the
1996 World Series.

Lloyd threw 5.2 scoreless innings during the post-season and collected
the win in the Yankee's epic come-from-behind win in game 5. He
excelled in the pressure-cooker situations to be feted by wildly happy
New Yorkers. He again performed well in the 1998 World Series
triumph by the Yankees.

Before the 1999 US season, Lloyd found himself shipped to Toronto
along with Yankee team mates David Wells and Homer Bush as part of
the blockbuster trade that took Roger Clemens to New York. At times,
Yankee fans bemoaned the loss of Lloyd's left arm relief pitching. At
the end of 1999 he signed a three-year $13 million contract with
Montreal Expos.

Back home, Lloyd was literally head and shoulders above the pack.
After pitching Perth to the 1991 Championship, he was named MVP.
Not surprisingly, no other Australian pitcher owns a better lifetime ERA
(2.34) over a long career.

Lloyd was an inaugural inductee to Flintoff & Dunn's Hall-of-Fame and
an automatic choice for our All-Australian Roster of the Decade.
                                                          Flintoff & Dunn


James Searle – Special Category (Coach / Manager) – Pre 1900

     A New South Wales Cricket wicket keeper, Searle was the founder
     of the Redfern Baseball Club in 1897 and the Metropolitan Baseball
     Asssociation in 1898 which became today’s New South Wales
     Baseball League.
     Searle was proprietor of Sydney’s largest sports goods business in
     the Imperial Arcade wich became an informal ‘Parliament of
     Baseball’ for any callers in after ‘Jimmie’ became a self professed
     ‘crank on baseball’.
     Born 1864 and recognised as the ‘Father of New South Wales
     Baseball’ and accorded the honour of seconding the motion for
     acceptance of the Annual Report at each New South Wales
     Association Annual Meeting until his death in 1936.
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Frank Laver – Special Category (Manager / Coach) – Pre 1900

   Melbourne vs Metropolitan 5 July 1890.
   Complimentary match to J C Williamson 1 November 1890.
   East Melbourne vs Melbourne 6 June 1891.
   Diaster Tour, America, 1897.
   First interstate match 1900.
   Victoria state team 1900, 1903, 1904, 1907, 1908.
   Australia vs Great White Fleet 1908.
   First Australian Baseball Council 1913.


Norrie Claxton – Special Category (Manager / Coach) – 1900-
1918

    Norrie Claxton 1880-1951.
    South Australia home state.
    Presented the Claxton Shield for annual interstate competition
    1934.
    Became the first President of South Australian Baseball League
    1913-1929.
    Became Patron of South Australian Baseball League 1931 till his
    death in 1951.
    One of the greatest all-round sportsmen in Australia.
    Represented South Australia in Baseball, Football and Cricket.
    Champion sprinter (won the Bendigo Championship in Victoria
    1901) and brilliant bicycle rider.


Harold “Mum” Turner – Special Category (Manager / Coach) –
1900-1918

    If Jimmie Searle was the ‘Father’ of New South Wales Baseball,
    then Harold Turner, as his nickname suggests, was a veritable
    ‘Mother’ to the game
    Involved in the formation of the Petersham Club in 1900.
    Represented New South Wales 1906, 1908, 1910, 1912, 1913.
    New South Wales teams Manager.
    Assistant Secretary / Secretary of New South Wales Baseball
    Association 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910.
    Chairman of Executive Council 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937,
    1941, 1943 before retiring.
    Commercial artist and publisher designing the J C Williamson
    Shield for the 1908 series against the US Great White Fleet and
    the New South Wales Baseball Association letterhead and logo.
    Together with Alan Kippax, publisher of the ‘Baseball Weekly’ in
    the 1930s.
    Awarded Life Membership in 1940.
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Cec Kemp – Special Category (Manager / Coach) – 1947-1967

    Represented New South Wales 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935
    New South Wales non-playing Captain / Coach 1950, 1951, 1952,
    1953, 1954, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965,
    1966
    Chairman of New South Wales Executive Council 1950-1955
    Awarded Life Membership 1971
    Died age 71, 1982
    Known as ‘Skip’ to players he coached and ‘Humphrey’ to
    spectators, Cec Kemp played with and coached the Petersham-
    Leichhardt Club, Australia’s oldest continuously operating Major
    League Baseball Club (1900-2004)


Kingsley Wellington – Special Category (Manager / Coach) –
1947-1967

    Kingsley Wellington is one of Australia’s most dedicated Baseball
    administrators, players and coaches, who boasts an impressive 19
    year coaching career.
    Led South Australia to seven victories throughout his 12 years as
    Manager
    Coached the Australian team 1966, 1967
    National team Assistant Manager 1968, 1969
    Head Coach 1970, 1971
    Life Member of the ABF 1993


Rod Byrne – Special Category (Manager / Coach) – 1968-1988

    Western Australian Claxton Shield team for 10 years
    Coached his home side for eight years
    Led his team to five victories before retiring as a player
    Dual Claxton Shield All Star team member
    Coached Australian team to their first ever victory over a visiting
    Japanese team 1979
    ABF Life Member 2003




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The 2nd Baseball Australia Hall of Fame was included in the newly established inaugural Baseball
Australia Diamond Awards, held on ‘Australia Day’, 26 January 2006 at Doltone House, St Georges River
Sailing Club, Sans Souci, New South Wales


The ABF would like to congratulate the following people and we take great pride in acknowledging them
as part of Australian Baseball’s history as Inductees to the Baseball Australia Hall of Fame.

                                YEAR OF INDUCTION – 2006


Mervyn Deigan – Player – 1947-1967

    New South Wales 1st Grade 1945-1957                                            No Picture
    New South Wales Claxton Shield team member 1946, 1947, 1948,                   Available
    1949, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1957
    Australian All Stars team member 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950,
    1951
    Brilliant 3rd baseman and relief pitcher


Jack Rowley – Player – 1947-1967

    New South Wales State team member 1947-51, 1957-60
    Australian team member 1947-49, 1956
    Record for most number of Home Runs in Claxton Shield
    tournaments until it was equalled in the 1970s by Paul Russell



Lionel Harris – Player - 1968-1988

    1st Grade in New South Wales Major League competition with the
    Auburn Orioles 1975-1989
    Awarded the Combined High School ‘Blue Award’ for Baseball 1976
    New South Wales ‘Player of the Year’ 1977/78, 1980/81, 1987/88
    New South Wales State and Claxton Shield team member 1977-1989
    Pitcher, Outfielder, Designated Hitter
    Claxton Shield All Star team member 1980-82, 1985
    Claxton Shield Batting award winner 1981
    Nominated for the Confederation of Australian Sports Australia
    Awards 1981
    Parramatta Patriots 1989
    Australian Baseball League All Star team member 1989
    New South Wales Claxton Shield team series winners 1989
    Australian team member 1979-82, 1984-87
    ‘Home Run King’ award (7 home runs in 8 games, 13th Asian Series,
    Perth, 1985
    Australian team member, Intercontinental Cup, 1985
    1985 Intercontinental Cup ‘Molson Player of the Match’ games 1 and
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Lionel Harris cont …

    1985 Intercontinental Cup ‘World All Star Team’ Centerfield
    Australian team Captain, America’s Cup Festival of Sport, Perth, 1986
    Australian team, Olympic Qualification Tournament, Japan, 1987


Alan Albury – Player – 1968-1988

    Queensland State team member 1973-74, 1976-79, 1981-83
    Australian team member 1973-81
    Australian Baseball League 1990
    First Australian Pitcher to pitch a winning game against Cuba
    Played in every international Baseball event Australia participated in
    from 1972-81
    1980 World Cup ‘Best Australian Player’
    Claxton Shield Helms Award winner 1976
    Brisbane Bandits Pitching Coach 1990-95
    Queensland Hall of Fame Inductee


Ray Michell – Player – 1968-1988

    Claxton Shield team member 1973-75, 1977-84, 1986, 1990
    Australian team member 1973, 1977-81, 1986
    1980 World Championships, Japan, ‘IBA Pitcher of the Series’
    Claxton Shield ‘Helms Award’ winner 1978




Jon Deeble – Special Category (Manager / Coach) – 1989-1999

    Victoria State team 1981-86
    Australian team member 1985-87, 1991, 1993
    Australian Olympic team member 1988
    Australian Baseball League 1990-99
    Melbourne Monarchs Manager 1993-99
    Australian Baseball League pitching: W/L 13/14, ERA 3.69, G 56, CG
    11, SV 1, H 280, HR 21, R 120, ER 98, BB 55, K 123, IP 239
    Australian Baseball League hitting: G 273, AB 812, R 144, AVG 300,
    H 244, 2B 46, 3B 2, HR 10, SB 19, RBI 107, BB 111, SO 82
    Florida Marlins Coach 1993-2003
    Australian team Coach 1999 Intercontinental Cup, Sydney
    Victoria Aces 2000
    Australian Olympic team Manager 2000
    IBLA Australian team Manager 2001
    Win record as Manager 201 wins, 182 losses, .525
    Australian Olympic team Manager 2004
    Australian Olympic team Silver Medallist (Manager) 2004
    Boston Red Sox Coach 2004-05
    First Australian to Coach in Major League Baseball, US




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The 3nd Baseball Australia Hall of Fame was included in the 2nd Baseball Australia Diamond Awards, held
on 11 February 2007 at Holiday Inn Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill, New South Wales.


The ABF would like to congratulate the following people and we take great pride in acknowledging them
as part of Australian Baseball’s history as Inductees to the Baseball Australia Hall of Fame.

                                 YEAR OF INDUCTION – 2007


Charles Simmonds – Player – 1900-1918

    New  South Wales 1st Grade 1903-06, 1908-13
    New  South Wales State team member 1904-06, 1908-09, 1911-12
     o    vs Victoria, Melbourne, 3 games, August 1904
     o    vs Victoria, Sydney Cricket Ground, 9, 13, 16 September 1905
     o    vs Victoria, Melbourne Cricket Ground, 8, 12, 15 September
          1906
     o    vs Victoria, Melbourne Cricket Ground, 5, 9 September 1908
     o    vs Victoria, East Melbourne Cricket Ground, 13 September
          1908
     o    vs Victoria, Sydney Cricket Ground, 4 September 1909
     o    vs Victoria, Sydney Cricket Ground, 8 September 1909
     o    vs Victoria, Petersham Oval, Sydney, 11 September 1909
     o    vs Victoria, Petersham Oval, Sydney, 22 July 1911
     o    vs Victoria, Richmond Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 10, 11, 12,
          14, 17 August 1912
    Catcher
    Australian team member 1908:
     o    vs US Great White Fleet, Rushcutter’s Bay Oval, 24 August
          1908
     o    vs US Great White Fleet, Sydney University Oval, August 1908
     o    vs US Great White Fleet, Melbourne Cricket Ground, 7
          September 1908


“Wild” Bill Edmonds – Player – 1947-1967

    New South Wales State team member:
     o   Claxton Shield, Perth
     o   vs South Australia, Norwood Oval, Adelaide, March / April
         1953
     o   vs Queensland, Exhibition Ground, Brisbane, April 1953
     o   vs Victoria, Melbourne, Jun 1953
     o   Claxton Shield, Brisbane, July 1953
     o   vs Victoria, Sydney Sports Ground (under lights), November
         1953
     o   vs South Australia, Norwood Oval, Adelaide, December 1953
     o   Claxton Shield Series, Melbourne, July 1954
     o   vs Victoria, Melbourne, June 1954
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     o   vs Victoria, Petersham Oval, Sydney, June 1956
     o   Claxton Shield, Adelaide, July / August 1956
    o    vs South Australia and Victoria, Melbourne Centenary of
         Australian Baseball, June 1957
    o    vs Victoria, Petersham Oval, Sydney, June 1958
    o    Claxton Shield, Brisbane, July 1958
    o    Claxton Shield, Melbourne, July / August 1959
    o    Claxton Shield, Sydney, July 1960
    o    Claxton Shield, Adelaide, August 1961
    o    Claxton Shield, Brisbane, July / August 1963
    o    Claxton Shield, Melbourne, July / August 1964
    o    Claxton Shield, Sydney, July 1965
   Australian team member:
    o    Australian All Stars team member 1952, 1953, 1955, 1961,
         1963
    o    Claxton Shield All Stars vs The Rest, Brisbane, July 1953
    o    vs Tokyo Giants, Sydney Sports Ground, November 1954
    o    vs US Olympic team, Henson Park, Sydney & Lidcombe Oval
         (under lights) November 1956
    o    vs Japanese Navy, Petersham Oval, Sydney, July 1962


Matthew Sheldon-Collins – Player – 1989-1999

   Victoria State team member 1982-86
   Named Most Valuable Player for Australia in Baseball Federation of
   Asia Series in Perth 1985
   Australian Olympic team member 1988
   Australian Baseball League 1990-97
   Waverley Reds playing stats: Games 106, AB 407, R 69, H 114, RBI
   69, 2B 27, 3B 1, HR 8, BB 35, SO 17, SB 21, CS 8, AVG .280
   Waverley Reds playing stats: Games 154, AB 580, R 84, H 167, RBI
   88, DO 34, TR 1, HR 10, BB 43, K 30, SB 32, AVG .288
   Waverley Reds playing stats: Games 262, AB 913, R 129, H 264,
   RBI 137, DO 49, TR 3, HR 15, BB 79, K 55, SB 44, AVG .289
   Waverley Reds playing stats: Games 327, AB 1110, AVG .275, R
   148, H 305, 2B 61, 3B 3, RBI 157, HR 19, BB 89, SO 65, SB 46, CS
   19
   Australian team member 1983, 1985, 1987-88, 1993, 1996
   BFA and Intercontinental Cup Australian team member in the same
   year 1993
   Claxton Shield team of the Century member
   Waverley Club Champion 1985, 1987, 1990, 1994, 1998




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The 4th Baseball Australia Hall of Fame was included in the 3rd Baseball Australia Diamond Awards,
held on 2 March 2008 at the Radisson Resort Gold Coast, Palm Meadows, Queensland.


The ABF would like to congratulate the following people and we take great pride in acknowledging them
as part of Australian Baseball’s history as Inductees to the Baseball Australia Hall of Fame.

                                 YEAR OF INDUCTION – 2008


Wallace “Wally” Pratt – Player – 1900-1918

    Pitcher and strong batter
    New South Wales State team member:
      o    vs Victoria, Sydney Cricket Ground, 9, 13, 14 September 1905
      o    vs Victoria, Melbourne Cricket Ground, 8, 12, 15 September
           1906
      o    vs Victoria, Sydney Cricket Ground, 8, 12, 14 September 1907
      o    vs Victoria, Melbourne Cricket Ground, 5, 9, 13 September
           1908
      o    vs Victoria, Sydney Cricket Ground, 4, 8 September 1909
      o    vs Victoria, Petersham Oval, Sydney, 11 September 1909
      o    vs Victoria, Richmond Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 3
           September 1910
      o    vs Tasmania, Richmond Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 9
           September 1910
      o    vs South Australia, Richmond Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 11
           September 1910
      o    vs Victoria, Petersham Oval, Sydney, 22, 29 July 1911
      o    vs Victoria, Richmond Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 10, 17
           August 1912
      o    vs South Australia, Richmond Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 10
           August 1912
      o    vs Victoria, Richmond Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 11 August
           1912
      o    vs South Australia, Richmond Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 12,
           14 August 1912
    An event of national significance at the time occurred in August 1908
    when the United States Navy ‘Great White Fleet’ arrived in Sydney
    Harbour as part of its Grand Naval Tour. Wallace Pratt was selected
    in the New South Wales and Australian teams that played against the
    combined United States Navy Team:
      o    vs US Great White Fleet, Rushcutter’s Bay Oval, Sydney, 22,
           24 August 1908
      o    vs US Great White Fleet, Sydney University Oval, 26 August
           1908




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Harold “Harry” Kennett – Player – 1919-1946

    Played with Burwood Club 1910, 1921, 1922
    Residential boundary qualifications were introduced into Sydney
    Baseball Leagues, Harry moved to Marrickville District Baseball Club
    for the duration of a long and distinguished career 1923-42
    Harry’s club achievements saw him as Player / Captain for many
    years with his club winning the Sydney First Grade Premiership six
    years in succession (1937-42).
    Club representation:
     o     Possibles vs Probables, Waverley Oval, Sydney 27 June 1921
     o     The Rest vs New South Wales, Petersham Oval, Sydney,
           September 1921
     o     Possibles vs Probables, Waverley Oval, Sydney 26 June 1922
     o     The Rest vs New South Wales, Leichhardt Oval, Sydney, 4
           September 1926
     o     Marrickville (Premiers) vs The Rest, Henson Park, Sydney, 6
           September 1941
    Kennett was selected to play for New South Wales in 1924 and in a
    long representative playing career, remained a State representative
    until 1936 during which time he played in three pre-Claxton Shield
    era of interstate baseball series, then the inaugural Claxton Shield in
    1934.
    New South Wales representation:
     o     New South Wales ‘B’ vs New South Wales ‘A’, Petersham Oval,
           Sydney, 9 June 1924
     o     vs Victoria, Petersham Oval, Sydney, 2 August 1924
     o     vs South Australia, Marrickville Oval, Sydney, 9 August 1924
     o     vs Victoria, Petersham Oval, Sydney, 21 July 1928
     o     vs US Stanford University, Sydney Cricket Ground, 4, 22
           August 1928
     o     vs US Multnomah Athletics, Redfern Oval, Sydney, 14 August
           1929
     o     vs Stanford University, Sydney, 6 September 1929
     o     vs Victoria, Petersham Oval, Sydney, September 1929
     o     New South Wales vs The Rest, Leichhardt Oval, Sydney 4
           September 1930
     o     vs Victoria, Adelaide Interstate Series (pre-Claxton Shield)
           1931
     o     vs Victoria and South Australia, Adelaide Interstate Series,
           1931
     o     New South Wales vs The Rest, Petersham Oval, Sydney, 5
           September 1931
     o     New South Wales vs The Rest, Petersham Oval, Sydney, 6
           June 1931
     o     vs Victoria, Melbourne Interstate Series (pre-Claxton Shield)
     o     vs Victoria and South Australia, Melbourne Interstate Series,
           1932
     o     New South Wales vs The Rest, Petersham Oval, Sydney, 5
           June 1933 (pre-Claxton Shield)




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Harold Kennett cont …

     o   vs Victoria, Petersham Oval, Sydney Interstate Series, 5
         August 1933 (pre-Claxton Shield)
     o   vs Victoria and South Australia, Petersham Oval, Sydney
         Interstate Series, 5, 12 August 1933
     o   vs South Australia, Petersham Oval, Sydney Interstate Series,
         12 August 1933
     o   vs Victoria, Petersham Oval, Sydney, 2 June 1934
     o   vs Victoria and South Australia, Adelaide Interstate Claxton
         Shield Series, 7-11 August 1934
     o   vs USS Astoria, Petersham Oval, Sydney, 18 August 1934
     o   vs USS Astoria, Petersham Oval, Sydney, 22 August 1934
     o   vs Victoria, Petersham Oval, Sydney 1, 2 June 1935
     o   vs Japanese Naval Squadron, Petersham Oval, 6 May 1935
     o   Claxton Shield Series, Albert Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 3
         August 1935
     o   Claxton Shield Series, Melbourne Cricket Ground, 6, 8, 10
         August 1935
     o   vs Wagga Wagga, Wagga Wagga, 11 August 1935
     o   vs The Rest, Petersham Oval, Sydney, 17 August 1935
     o   New South Wales vs New South Wales Colts, Marrickville Oval,
         Sydney, 29 June 1936
     o   Claxton Shield Series, Marrickville Oval, Sydney, 1-8 August
         1936
    Australian team member:
     o   vs US Stanford University, Sydney Showground, 4 July 1928
     o   vs US Stanford University, Sydney Showground, 11, 18 August
         1928
     o   vs US Multnomah Athletics, Sydney Showground, 17, 24, 31
         August 1929
    New South Wales team captain:
     o   Claxton Shield Series 1934-1936
     o   vs USS Astoria, Petersham Oval, 18-22 August 1934


Shayne Bennett – Player – 1989-1999

   Started career with Kensington Tee Ball Club.
   Played junior baseball with East Torrens Payneham Baseball Club,
   Under 13, 15 and 17.
   Left East Torrens Payneham Baseball Club at 17 years of age to
   pursue an Australian Football career with Collingwood Football Club.
   Returned to East Torrens Payneham Baseball Club 2001/02 as a
   Senior A-Grade Coach and Player – Head Coach 2001/02 and
   2002/03.
   Moved to Kensington Baseball Club 2003/04 as a Senior A-Grade
   Coach and Player – Head Coach 2003/04-2006/07.
   Kensington Baseball Club Premiership Coach and Player 2003/04.
   Played Junior State Baseball representing South Australia in all junior
   age groups.
   South Australia Under 18 State team Assistant Coach for two years.




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Shayne Bennett cont …

   Head Coach of South Australia Under 18 State team.
   In 1997 Bennett guided Adelaide Giants into the playoffs and went
   7-1 and struck out 50 in 43 innings worked – set Australian Baseball
   League record of 15 strikeouts in a 7 innings game.
   Bennett was the only active Major Leaguer in the Australian Baseball
   League during 1998 and again led the Giants in innings pitched
   (77.2), wins (6) and complete games (5).
   Despite his continued concentration on his Major League career,
   Shayne again proved his commitment to Australian Baseball to again
   represent the Giants in 1999. Shayne went 4-1 with a 3.12 ERA to
   lead the Giants to the top of the Australian Baseball League table.
   Bennett anchored the Australian rotation at the 1999
   Intercontinental Cup in Sydney, going 3-0 with a 1.62 ERA in 16.2
   innings of work, with Australia taking the Gold Medal – our first ever
   Gold Medal in international company.
   Bennett assumed the role of No. 1 Starting Pitcher at the 2000
   Sydney Olympics, starting shakily with a tough outing against the
   Netherlands, however, he did not give up an earned run. He then
   turned in a virtuoso performance against Cuba, losing unluckily in a
   0-1 pitchers’ dual.
   Bennett is the seventh Australian to play in the American Major
   Leagues. His debut was with Montreal against the Chicago Cubs at
   Wrigley Field in August 1997.
   Selected by Chicago White Sox in the 34th round (960th overall) of
   the 1992 Amateur Entry Draft.
   Selected by Boston Red Sox in the 25th round (695th overall) of the
   1993 Amateur Entry Draft.
   Traded by Boston Red Sox 10 January 1996 with Ryan McGuire and
   Rheal Cormier to the Montreal Expos for Bryan Eversgerd and Will
   Cordero.
   State achievements:
     o    Baseball South Australia Junior Medal for ‘Best and Fairest’
          Under 15s
     o    State Director of Coaching, Baseball South Australia, four
          years
     o    Australian Baseball League South Australia Adelaide Giants
          1994
     o    Australian Baseball League Queensland East Coast Cougars
          1995
     o    Australian Baseball League Queensland Gold Coast Cougars
          1996
     o    Australian Baseball League South Australia Adelaide Giants
          1997, 1998, 1999
     o    IBLA South Australia Bite 2000
   National achievements:
     o    Australian team member: Intercontinental Cup, Sydney 1999,
          Olympic Games, Sydney 2000,
     o    National team member: Baseball Confederation of Oceania
          World Cup Qualifier, Guam 2002-03




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Shayne Bennett cont …

   International / professional achievements:
     o   Threw a no hitter while in College of DuPage 1993
     o   Member of All Conference Team for College 1993
     o   Florida State League A+ Minor League All Star team 1995
     o   Member of AA Championship winning team in the Eastern
         League with the Harrisburg Senators (Montreal Expos affiliate)
         1996
     o   Threw a pitch for Mark McGwire’s 66th home run, when
         McGwire set the then home run single season record 1998


Don Knapp – Player – 1968-1988

   Don Knapp was possibly the most dominant player to play in
   Western Australia after his arrival here in 1972 on the invitation of
   Kevin Parry.
   With his help, enthusiasm and great knowledge of the game, he was
   able to bring out the very best in the players he associated with, but
   particularly in the Claxton Shield teams.
   Together with Bob Ossey, another import by Kevin Parry, Don
   improved the performance of the West Australian Team and within
   the five years from 1875 to 1979 had won four Claxton Shield
   championships.
   1975 Claxton Shield, ‘Most Valuable Player’ of Western Australia
   team and ‘Mickle Medal’ winner
   Inaugural Western Australia Baseball League ‘Peter Solomon Award’
   winner (RBI) 1977
   Western Australia Baseball League ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’
   winner 1985
   Australian Baseball League, Peth Heat Administrator 1990-1994
   Claxton Shield statistics (partial) for period 1972-1985: PA 295, AB
   250, RS 42, SH 79 (AVG .361), PO 403, A 57, E 5 (AVG .989), BB 41,
   SO 14, RBI 41
   Western Australia ‘John Cole Outstanding Achievement Award’
   winner for his contribution to West Australian Baseball
   Western Australia team member:
    o    Claxton Shield 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 (Champions), 1967,
         1977 (Champions), 1978 (Champions), 1979 (Champions),
         1982, 1983
    o    Australian Baseball League East – West Series, Coach and
         Player
    o    Claxton Shield team Coach 1984, 1985
   Claxton Shield ‘Helms Award’ (best player) winner 1972
   Claxton Shield ‘Golden Glove Award’ (best fielder) winner 1982
   Australian Baseball Federation Manager, High Performance, 1994-
   2004
   Australian Baseball Federation Manager, Baseball Operations, 1995-
   2004
   Australian Baseball Federation Chief Executive Officer 2004-2007




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   Australian team member:
    o Australian All Star team 1972
           th
    o 25 World Championship, Italy, 1978
    o Australia team tour of Japan and Korea 1979
    o Australia team tour of Japan 1980
    o Australian team Domestic Series 1973-1975




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The 5th Baseball Australia Hall of Fame was included in the 4th Baseball Australia Diamond Awards,
held on 21 February 2009 at Rydges On Swanston, Melbourne, Victoria.


The ABF would like to congratulate the following people and we take great pride in acknowledging them
as part of Australian Baseball’s history as Inductees to the Baseball Australia Hall of Fame.

                                 YEAR OF INDUCTION – 2009


Gary White – Player – 1989-99

    Gary White began playing Baseball over 35 years ago as a junior
    with the Canterbury Bankstown Vikings and made his 1st Grade
    debut with the Club in 1982, beginning a 17 year 1st Grade career.
    Gary’s Baseball talent was acknowledged by state and national team
    selectors from a young age. He represented New South Wales at
    both junior and senior national championships, including 15 Claxton
    Shield series representations and has donned the ‘green and gold’
    for Australia domestically and internationally more than 10 times.
    In the early 80s Gary led the New South Wales ‘AA’ and ‘AAA’
    leagues in hits and was the youngest player selected at ‘AAA’ level
    when he represented Australia in their win at an International
    Friendship Series in New York - he was crowned ‘Most Valuable
    Player of the Series’.
    In 1984 Gary travelled to Canada to compete in the World Youth
    Series where he was again the leading hitter on the Australian team
    with a .435 batting average.
    Gary signed a professional contract with the Philadelphia Phillies in
    1986 and remained with the organisation until his voluntary
    retirement from pro ball in 1989.
    Upon his return home to Australia, Gary became a standout
    performer in the Australian Baseball League. After playing
    consecutive seasons with the Parramatta Patriots and the Sydney
    Wave, Gary went on to play eight seasons with the Sydney Blues and
    completed his ABL career with The Storm in 2000.
    Throughout his 10-year ABL career, Gary became a five-time ABL All
    Star player. He dominated offensively in 1996 becoming the ABL’s
    Home Run Leader, League MVP, ABL Championship Series MVP and
    Sydney Blues Most Valuable Player.
    In 1999 Gary won the ABL ‘Golden Glove Award’, as well as the
    Sydney Blues ‘Batting Champion’ and in the same year he became
    the first and only catcher in the ABL to be awarded the Sydney Blues
    Most Valuable Player.
    Also in the same year, Gary joined the Australian team as they
    achieved one of the nation’s most memorable victories on an
    international stage winning the Gold Medal at the 1999
    Intercontinental Cup, a fate that was sealed after Gary batted in the
    winning run in the top of the 11th inning.
    Gary has had a long and successful Australian representative career,
    including the 1997 Intercontinental Cup in Barcelona where he was
    selected in the World All Star team, the 1998 World Cup, the 1999
    Tri-Nations Tournament and the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.




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Gary White cont …

    Gary retired from representative Baseball in 2005 and was honoured
    by the New South Wales Baseball community when they retired his
    uniform ‘number 15’ – the first time this has ever been done in the
    State’s history.
    Gary White is one of the finest representative baseball players
    Australia has ever produced and is a welcome addition to the
    Baseball Australia Hall of Fame.


Paul Elliott – Manager / Coach - 1989-1999

    With a Baseball career now in its fourth decade as a player and
    coach at local, state, national and international levels, Paul Elliott’s
    impressive CV boasts 18 years as a catcher with the New South
    Wales Patriots, as well as a national representative portfolio that
    commenced in 1973 and continues in a coaching capacity today.
    Since competing in his first Claxton Shield tournament in 1974 at the
    age of just 17, Paul went on to represent his home State at a further
    17 tournaments.
    Paul’s playing career soared in the early to mid 70’s during which he
    represented Australia five times. He cemented his reputation as one
    of the nation’s best players when he signed a professional playing
    contract with the New York Mets in 1973 where he remained until
    signing on with the Cincinnati Reds in 1978.
    Paul represented Australia as a player in the early 80’s but
    completed his playing career in 1989 to pursue a role as Head Coach
    of the Parramatta Patriots in the 1989 / 90 Australian Baseball
    League season.
    In 1994 Paul accepted a position with the Toronto Blue Jays,
    initiating what was to become a very successful international
    coaching career. 2009 will mark Paul’s 15th season with the Blue
    Jays, five of which he has spent as a manager and a further 10
    seasons as the hitting coach in the organisation’s Minor League
    system.
    Paul coached the Sydney Blues in 1997, the Sydney Storm in 1998
    and assumed the Assistant Coach position for the Australian Senior
    Team in 2004, guiding them to a history-making Silver Medal victory
    at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
    Now a staple on the Australian team coaching staff, Paul supported
    the team at the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006 and in the
    same year at the Intercontinental Cup followed by the World Cup in
    2007. Paul will support the team once more in 2009 when they
    travel to Mexico to compete in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
    A stand-out leader in his field, Paul Elliott is a worthy and welcomed
    inductee into the Baseball Australia Hall of Fame.




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The 6th Baseball Australia Hall of Fame was included in the 5th Baseball Australia Diamond Awards,
held on 6 March 2010 at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley Street, Adelaide, South
Australia.


The ABF would like to congratulate the following people and we take great pride in acknowledging them
as part of Australian Baseball’s history as Inductees to the Baseball Australia Hall of Fame.

                                 YEAR OF INDUCTION – 2010


Montague Alfred (MA) Noble (Deceased)

    Inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Player over the period 1900 to
    1918.
    State History:
      o 1898 NSW first grade.
      o 1900 and 1901 NSW first grade.
      o 1903 to 1904 NSW first grade.
      o 1907 NSW first grade.
      o 1900 to 1901 NSW State team.
      o 1903 NSW State team.
      o 1907 NSW State team.
      o Australian test cricketer which meant he missed baseball whilst
          touring overseas.
      o 2006 Inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.



Andrew Watson (Deceased)

    Inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Player over the period 1900 to
    1918.
    Athletic outfielder with Sydney University Club.
    1906 Sydney vs Newcastle at Newcastle, 3 June.
    1907 Sydney vs Lanigan and Presley’s touring US Footballers at
    Sydney Cricket Ground, 7 September.
    1907 NSW vs Victoria at Sydney Cricket Ground, 7, 11 and 14
    September.
    1908 NSW # 1 Team B vs NSW # 2 at Hampden Park Oval, 2
    August.
    1908 NSW vs Next Best at Waverley Oval, 20 August.
    1908 NSW # 1 vs NSW # 2 Interstate Trials at Waverley Oval, 28
    August.
    1908 NSW vs Victoria at Melbourne Cricket Ground, 5 and 9
    September.
    1908 NSW vs Victoria at East Melbourne Cricket Ground, 13
    September.
    1909 NSW vs Victoria at Petersham Oval, 11 September.
    1910 NSW vs California Collegiate Footballers at Petersham Park, 16
    June.
    1910 NSW vs Victoria at Richmond Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 3
    September; at Sydney Cricket Ground 4 September; and at Sydney
    Cricket Ground #2, 8 September.
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   September.
   1910 NSW vs Tasmania at Richmond Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 11
   September.
   1911 CW Simmonds team vs CD Franks team exhibition at
   Petersham Park, 6 May.
   1911 NSW vs Tasmania # 2 at Petersham Oval, 22 July.
   1911 NSW vs Victoria at Petersham Oval, 29 July.
   1911 NSW vs Tasmania at Petersham Oval, 29 July.
   1911 Probables vs Possibles at Waverley Park, 22 June.
   1914 NSW vs New York Giants at Sydney Cricket Ground, 3 January.
   1914 NSW vs Chicago White Sox at Sydney Cricket Ground, 4
   January.
   1914 NSW vs SA at Petersham Oval, 1 August.
   1914 NSW vs Victoria at Petersham Oval, 8 August.
   1914 NSW vs SA at Petersham Oval, 8 August.
   A gap in Andrew Watson’s career during 1911 to 1914 can be
   accounted for as being part of Douglass Mawson’s Australasian
   Antarctic Exhibition where Andrew went as a geologist and
   photographer. Watson Bluff is named after him.


Cyril Graham (Deceased)

   Inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Player over the period 1919 to
   1946.
   1918 Played with the premiership winning Petersham Club.
   1921 First grade pitcher for Marrickville.
   1921 NSW vs Victoria at Richmond Oval, Melbourne, August.
   1921 NSW vs The Rest at Petersham Oval, September.
   1922 Probables vs Possibles at Waverley Oval, 26 June.
   1922 NSW vs Victoria at Waverley Oval, Sydney, 16 August
   1923 Western vs Eastern Sydney at Waverley Oval, 4 June.
   1923 NSW vs Victoria and SA at an Interstate Series in Adelaide, 18-
   23 August.
   1925 Probables vs Possibles at Waverley Oval, 8 June.
   1925 NSW vs USS New Mexico at Leichardt Oval, Sydney, 30 July.
   1925 NSW vs Combined US Fleet at Petersham Oval, Sydney, 1
   August.
   1926 NSW vs SA at Petersham Oval, Sydney.
   1926 NSW vs Victoria at Melbourne.
   1927 NSW vs SA at Petersham Oval, Sydney, 31 July.
   1927 NSW vs Victoria and SA in Interstate Series in Adelaide, 20, 24,
   25 and 29 August.
   1928 NSW vs SA at Petersham Oval, Sydney, 21 and 28 July.
   1928 NSW vs US Stanford University at Sydney Show Ground, 4 July.
   1928 NSW vs US Stanford University at Sydney Show Ground, 11
   and 18 August.
   1928 NSW vs US Stanford University at Sydney Cricket Ground #2,
   Sydney, 22 August.
   1928 NSW vs US Multomah Athletics in Sydney, 6 September.
   1929 NSW Association vs The Rest at Leichardt Oval, 4 September.
   1931 Petersham Wests (Premiers) vs The Rest at Petersham Oval,
   29 August.
   1931 NSW vs The Rest at Petersham Oval, 5 September.
   1932 NSW vs The Rest at Petersham Oval, April.




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   1932 NSW vs The Rest at Petersham Oval, 2 September.
   1932 NSW vs Victoria in Melbourne, 6 and 11 August.
   1933 NSW vs Victoria at Petersham Oval, Sydney, 5 and 12 August.
   1937 NSW Association vs City Houses Association at Petersham Oval,
   4 September.


Douglas Mateljan – 1968 to 1988

   Inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Player over the period 1968 to
   1988.
   State History:
     o 1972 WA State Junior Under 13 team.
     o 1974 WA State Junior Under 15 team.
     o 1976 WA State Junior Under 17 team.
     o 1976 WA Best Under 17 J A (Mick) Lee Award winner
     o 1976 WA Best Under 17 Patron’s Award winner.
     o 1977 WA State Junior Under 18 team.
     o 1977 WA Baseball Umpire’s Best Under 21 of the Year Award
         winner.
     o 1979 WA Baseball Umpire’s Best Under 21 of the Year Award
         winner.
     o 1980 WA Baseball Umpire’s Best Under 21 of the Year Award
         winner.
     o 1980 WA Baseball League Douglas Corker Award (Runs
         Scored) winner.
     o 1981 WA Claxton Shield team Most Valuable Player (Mickle
         Medal).
     o 1981 WA Baseball League Don Callanan Award (Batting)
         winner.
     o 1983 WA Claxton Shield team Most Valuable Player (Mickle
         Medal).
     o 1983 WA Caltex Sports Star nominee.
     o 1985 WA Baseball League President’s Medal (F&B) winner.
     o 1988 WA Baseball League Don Callanan Award (Batting)
         winner.
     o 1992 and 1993 Baseball WA Limited Board Member.
     o 1996 to 1999 ABL Perth HEAT General Manager.
   National History:
     o 1978 WA Claxton Shield team – Champions.
     o 1979 WA Claxton Shield team – Champions.
     o 1980 to 1984 WA Claxton Shield team.
     o 1983 Claxton Shield Helms Award winner.
     o 1985 Australian Baseball League WA East-West Series team –
         Champions.
     o 1986 Australian Baseball League East-West Series team.
     o 1987 WA NBL Series team.
     o 2000 Australian Sports Medal recipient.
     o Statistics for Claxton Shield (partial – period 1978-87): GP 92;
         PA 379; AB 312; Hits 107; Avg .343; RBI 84; RS 78; BB 57; SO
         43; SB 12; CS 4; On Base .440; PO 420; A 71.
   Also in the same year, Gary joined the Australian team as they
   achieved one of the nation’s most memorable victories on an
   international stage winning the Gold Medal at the 1999
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    winning run in the top of the 11th inning.
    International and Professional History:
      o 1976 Australian Junior team (Under 17).
      o 1977 Australian Junior team (Under 18).
      o 1978 Australia A team (Under 18), Team Captain (Florida,
          USA).
      o 1980 Australian team 26 World Championship (Japan).
      o 1981 Australian team 5th Intercontinental Cup (Canada).
      o 1982 Australian team 27th World Championship (Korea).
      o 1983 Australian team 12th Baseball Federation of Asia Series
          (Korea).
      o 1985 Australian team 13th Baseball Federation of Asia Series
          (Perth, WA).
1986 Australian team America’s Cup Festival of Sport Series (Perth, WA).


David Clarkson – 1989 to 1999

    Inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Player over the period 1989 to
    1999.
    Waverley Baseball Club – six hundred and nineteen senior games.
    1980 and 1981 Waverley Baseball Club Champion Award winner.
    1986 Waverley Baseball Club Champion Award winner.
    1988 and 1989 Waverley Baseball Club Champion Award winner.
    1992 Waverley Baseball Club Champion Award winner.
    1999 Waverley Baseball Club Champion Award winner.
    Waverley Baseball Club’s Club Coach for two seasons.
    State History:
    o   Six Claxton Shield Series.
    o   1990 to 1997 eight years in the Australian Baseball League.
    o   Three hundred and forty two games in the Australian Baseball
        League and a Life Time Batting Average of .300 (1981 – 0.322;
        1984 – 0.323; 1987 – 0.322)
    o   1990 Australian Baseball League Batting Champion (0.444).
    o   Thirty three home runs.
    o   As a catcher for Victoria and the Reds, David excelled and was a
        dominating hitter throughout his long career.
    o   David is a ‘legend’ of the Waverley Baseball Club as both a player
        and a coach, but he was able to forge a similar status with the
        Reds and the Australian Baseball League. Ever a fan favourite,
        he was the first-ever Batting Champion in the Australian Baseball
        League with a superb .444 in the 1989/90 season. He was
        among the greatest players ever to grace the team and the
        League.
    o   Inducted into Flintoff and Dunn’s Australian Major League
        Baseball Hall of Fame.
    1983 Australian team (Canada).
    1985 All Australian team Intercontinental Cup (Canada).
    1987 Australian team.
    1988 Australian team Olympic Games (Seoul).
    1990 to 1995 Australian team.
    Victorian Claxton Shield team of the Century.




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