Advanced Search: INDUCTEES

Close Search

Alvin W. (Al) Heckman

Born January 14, 1898 in Coplay, Pennsylvania, Al Heckman played ball in  Pennsylvania and New Jersey before team manager Jake Solmon brought him to the city in 1922 to play for Peterborough in the Central Ontario Baseball League. In his pitching debut, in front of 2000 local fans at Riverside Park, Heckman pitched a two hitter 4-0 shutout, striking out 13, striking out the side three times and driving in the winning run. He was the “talk of the town”. During the golden days of the Central Ontario Baseball League, Al Heckman was considered one of the league’s outstanding hurlers and was Peterborough’s lone “workhorse” pitcher during the middle 1920′s.  On July 17, 1926 Al pitched the longest game of his career in Belleville against Johnny Quellette.  The game went 18 innings and ended due to darkness, deadlocked at 3-3.  He played on into the 1930′s.  Al Heckman worked for Canada Packers for 40 years.  He passed away at Peterborough Civic Hospital  January 1, 1970.

Similar Inductees

Norman (Bill) Calladine

Norman (Bill) Calladine

Born in Peterborough, Norman (Bill) Calladine moved to the United States as a hockey player while in his early 20s, and achieved considerable prominence early in life. Bill excelled in hockey, softball and baseball, going on to international fame in the former. During his pro hockey career he played with such greats as Art Ross […]

More Info
Cory Stillman

Cory Stillman

Cory grew up in Peterborough playing church league softball, competitive baseball and all-star hockey.  He won an Ontario Championship with the Minor Novice Petes.  With the 1989-90 Junior B Roadrunners, he was 5th in MTJHL scoring with 84 points.  He was a 1990 second round (27th overall) draft pick of the Windsor Spitfires of the […]

More Info
F. C. (Freddy) Scates

F. C. (Freddy) Scates

Freddy Scates was born in Peterborough and spent his entire life here, a gentle soul about whom it was often said that he didn’t have an enemy in the world. He always had a friendly smile and humorous attitude. Almost all of Freddy’s life was involved with sport — as a baseball and softball pitcher […]

More Info