1937 Simcoe Red
Sox Intermediate Baseball Team
Haldimand Tobacco Belt Champions
Left to right, back row: Eddie
O'Donnell, Leo Lefler, Ted Westcott,
Gord Dickson, Harley Whitehead, Gord Pulley. Front row: Fred Given,
unknown, Howard Aaron, Mike Howser, Bev Jacques, Derwin Carter, Karl
Davidson. In front: bat boy George "Chip" Bentley. Absent: Roy
"Speck" Beckett, Fred Lavigne, ooach Russ Oatman, Tom McCall,
Moore Photo courtesy Eddie
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Tobacco Belt League consisted of Simcoe, Hagersville, Caledonia and
The winner advanced to O.B.A.A. competition against Ingersoll Cheesers.
the June 21, 1937 Simcoe
"Russ Oatman's bridling Red Sox are today at the top of the Haldimand
Tobacco Belt loop, with every prospect that the group will really go
places in O.B.A.A. competition this year."
the 19 Aug 1937 Simcoe Reformer:
"Westcott hurls Simcoe to 5-2 win -- Red Sox even series with
the 23 Aug 1937 Simcoe Reformer:
"Sox come from behind, tie score in sixth andwin 5-3 -- Lefler hurls
five hitter .... receives good support."
the 30 Aug 1937 Simcoe Reformer:
"Sox shut out Villians to win the Tobacco Belt League title ...
Mighty hurling by Leo Lefler coupled with brilliant fielding of teammates
the 9 Sep 1937 Simcoe
"Cheesers belt two Simcoe twirlers for 19 safeties ... ragged
fielding marks first game of playdowns as Sox beaten 13-6."
the 14 Sep 1937 Simcoe Reformer:
"Cheesers win 8-3 ... Baseball curtain drops as Cheeses wallop Sox
... Aaron unable to hold Ingersoll in second game of playdown series."