1924 Simcoe High
School Softball Team
Simcoe town league champions
Left to right, back row:centre field John Rodgers, left
field R. Kellam, right field R. Franklin, short stop G.
Rodgers. Front row: second base R. "Dick" Tyrell,
pitcher Clifford Mason, catcher and manager Lawrence Mason, first base Don Stuart, third base H. Ironside.
Moore Photo courtesy Dr.
From the 12 Jun 1924 Simcoe
"The increasing popularity of Town League softball with local fans
was again demonstrated Tuesday night when a large gallery turned out at
the fairgrounds to watch the Clerks lose their first game of the season to
the fast High School nine by a 14-4 score."
From the 4 Sep 1934 Simcoe Reformer:
"High School Wins Cup. The final of the three game series to
decide the 1924 ownership of the Town Leaguee Softball Cup was played
Tuesday evening at Agricultural Park between the High School students and
the Clerks, the former winning a close exciting match by a sore of
6-4. Until the seventh inning, the score was a 3-3 tie. Three
solid clouts from the bats of J. Rodgers and the Mason bros. accounted for
all three runs in the seventh and gave the High School lads the
The 1924 Simcoe Town League consisted of seven teams: the High
School, the Clerks, he Bankers, the Canners, the
Wellingtons, the Glouites and the Don-A-Brooks.
Pitcher Clifford Mason also played in the
Townsend League for a few years, but was eventually "outlawed"
from the league, his brother Len Mason recalled 23 Aug 2001. "He was
too good. His team always won. Other teams didn't think that was
fair." Clifford subsequently pitched in Hamilton, Len said.