Advanced Search: INDUCTEES

Close Search

Edward E. (Eddie) Murphy

Edward E. Murphy was in the vanguard of outstanding athletes who came to Peterborough in the 1930s. A Toronto native, Eddie was a perennial all-star shortstop, good enough to be scouted by major league teams. He also excelled in football, playing for the 1932 St. Michael’s team that won the Ontario title, and for the 1934 Argonauts’ Juniors which shared the Canadian Championship.

He came here in 1935, playing for both the senior baseball club and for the football Orfuns where he played quarterback and defensive end.  The next two seasons, Eddie played pro but regained amateur status in 1938 and was invited back to this city as player/coach, a position he enjoyed until 1950, with time out for service in the RCAF during World War II.

Murphy took Peterborough senior teams to Ontario finals three times and picked up the OBA Senior crown in 1977. He was also instrumental in bringing about installation of lights at Riverside Park, and was regarded by many as the finest shortstop to ever play here.

Similar Inductees

J. T. (Joe) Stewart

J. T. (Joe) Stewart

Joe Stewart was a Peterborough native who excelled in many sports, a ‘team player’ with initiative and versatility as his participation in numerous sports at championship level indicates. If there was need for a team, or a league, Joe was often the one who made it all happen. He played on Ontario and Canadian championship […]

More Info
Ralph Rowe

Ralph Rowe

An all-round athlete, Ralph Rowe was a member of championship teams in basketball, softball and football. He was a highly skilled and incredibly durable athlete, whose outstanding basketball career spanned more than 40 years. A Peterborough native, Ralph was recruited to play for the Peterborough Jets intermediate basketball team while still in high school. He […]

More Info
Frank E. (Drake) Jopling

Frank E. (Drake) Jopling

A native of Bridgenorth, Frank E. Jopling was known most of his life by the nick-name “Drake”. He attended school there, and at PCVS where, at age 16, playing for the PCVS Seniors, his tough plunging style was a major factor in the team winning the Ontario High School Championship. Drake had an abundance of […]

More Info