1931 Simcoe Baseball Team
Norfolk County League Champions
From left to right, back row: Roy "Spec" Beckett, Jim Thompson,
Jack Hoover, Dick Tyrrell, Ross Zavitz, Charles Kelly. Middle row: Harley
Whitehead, Jack Moore, Rex Bowyer and J. A. Pace, executives/managers.
Front row: Herman LaFortune, mascot Thomas Quinn, Art Fort. Absent:
manager Ross Slaght.
Moore Photo courtesy Norfolk Historical Society.
From the 11 Sep1931
Port Dover Maple Leaf:
"In the final game of the Norfolk County Baseball League playoffs,
staged at the Reforestry Station at St. Williams, Simcoe defeated Port
Dover 4-3. ... Simcoe trailed going into the ninth inning. Thompson sent
one to short which was hard to handle and Beckett made third safety. Fort
then tipped a Texas leaguer to short right and Beckett crossed the plate
with the winning run. " [This was the third and deciding game
of the finals.]