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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, Sandy Kinnear.
Moore Photo courtesy Eddie O'Donnell (Larger Version or SuperSized Version).

The Tobacco Belt League consisted of Simcoe, Hagersville, Caledonia and Dunnville.
The winner advanced to O.B.A.A. competition against Ingersoll Cheesers.

From the June 21, 1937 Simcoe Reformer:
"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."

From the 19 Aug 1937 Simcoe Reformer:
"Westcott hurls Simcoe to 5-2 win -- Red Sox even series with Hagersville."

From the 23 Aug 1937 Simcoe Reformer:
"Sox come from behind, tie score in sixth andwin 5-3 -- Lefler hurls five hitter .... receives good support."

From 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 tells story."

From the 9 Sep 1937 Simcoe Reformer:
"Cheesers belt two Simcoe twirlers for 19 safeties ... ragged fielding marks first game of playdowns as Sox beaten 13-6."

From 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."

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