1951 Elgin Ave.
Public School Bantam Softball Team
Simcoe Schoolboy Bantam Softball Champions
Left to right, back row: Bill Wallace, Alan Hingley, John
Rowbottom, coach Vern Tanner, Lyle Smith, Tom McGhie, Don Cross, Doug
Langford. Front row: George Palmerston, Doug Rowbottom, bat boy Don
Butcher, Nelson Pottruff, Bob Andrews.
Harold Stewart Photo
courtesy Lyle Smith. (Larger
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the 11 Jun 1951 Simcoe
"Elgin Avenue and North School advanced to the finals for Bantam
honours in the Simcoe Schoolboy Softball playoffs ... The semi-finals saw
Elgin Ave. take South 13-5 with North defeating St. Mary's 12-5 ... Doug
Langford hurled Elgin Ave. to victory ... Doug fanned 13 ... Nelson
Pottruff, who did a smart job of receiving Langford's slants was the only
Elgin Ave. batter to get more than one hit. John Rowbottom and John
Johnson each contributed a double."
the 18 Jun 1951 Simcoe
"Ten innings were required before the Schoolboy Bantam championship
was decided at Wellington Park. Elgin Ave. pushing over two runs in the
last half of the extra frame to edge North School 12-11 and take the title
and the H. R. Crabb trophy. Doug Langford was the winning hurler ...
McGhie collected three hits for Elgin. Rowbottom had a triple and double."