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

William (Bill) Huntley

William (Bill) Huntley

Bill Huntley brought both great talent and experience when he moved from Toronto where he was born in 1930, to Peterborough in 1949. He played for the Senior ORFU (football) Champion Hamilton Tigers in 1947 and Queen’s University in 1948. He also represented Canada at a Junior All-Star baseball event sponsored by Brooklyn Dodgers at […]

More Info
Don Crowe

Don Crowe

Don Crowe was a most versatile athlete. As a Toronto teenager he won provincial titles in lacrosse and softball, was a star football player at Danforth Tech. and played Junior B hockey with Toronto Marlboros. Moving to Peterborough in 1937, he starred in football, lacrosse, hockey, softball and basketball. Don was a skilled and rugged […]

More Info
GEORGE C. ROGERS WEB PORTRAIT

George C. Rogers

George Rogers was the area’s top miler in track. He played on one of the first Peterborough football teams and started the first local gymnastics club, but his greatest passion was for rowing. In 1879 he put together a crew comprised of his brother Richard, Bill Shaw and A.J. Belcher which became prominent nationally. In […]

More Info