Described as one of “fastball’s greatest”, Wayne had an outstanding career spanning 30 years; playing locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. He played 25 years in the Peterborough Men’s City Softball League as a hard throwing right handed hurler who dominated on the mound and at the plate. Wayne won a record 13 City League Championships and is a 6-time finalist. In one particular span of dominance from 1995-2006, he played in only 9 of those 12 years and won the City League Championship all 9 years. He has an impressive list of league awards – regular season MVP’s, play-off MVP’s, batting average awards and the Dave Leether “Mr. Softball” Memorial Award. In league play of other cities; Cobourg, Oshawa, East York – he won their league championships 8 times. Provincially, Wayne has won 16 Ontario Amateur Softball Association (OASA) provincial medals; 7 Gold and 9 Silver. Competed in three Canadian Senior Men’s National Championships for Ontario and is a two-time gold medal winner at the Canadian Masters Fastball Championships. At the International Softball Congress (ISC) World Tournaments, Wayne pitched 9 consecutive years and is a two-time gold medal winner at the ISC +50 Legends Tournament. Wayne organized and pitched in Peterborough’s only team appearances in the Canadian Senior Men’s Championship and the ISC World Tournaments. North American sanctioned championships included winning the gold medal in the North American Fastpitch Association World Series, where he also received the tournament’s Most Valuable Pitcher Award. Wayne is inducted into the Ontario Masters Fastball Hall of Fame. In the words of former PMCSL President Brian McFadden, “Other teams know they have to beat him to win the league. He doesn’t know how to spell the word lose.” Wayne has a record that will be hard to beat.
G. Roy (Army) Armstrong
Born in Peterborough, Roy Armstrong was a talented athlete who had success in many sports – football, hockey, swimming, basketball, softball, skiing and running. Roy was a champion swimmer; he played softball for Central School – 1946 City champions; and the Church League bantams and midgets from 1946-48. He won an Eastern Ontario Championship with […]More Info
William (Clair) Leahy
Clair Leahy’s record as a softball pitcher, organizer and coach is outstanding; he also authored a well-used softball reference entitled: The Windmill Pitch. Clair spread his exceptional pitching talents over 30 years from the City League to Kawartha, Otonabee, Lakefield, Ennismore and Industrial levels. And he won a clutch of awards, including: Mr. Softball 1985, […]More Info
Fred D. (Josh) Craig
From 1906 until 1930, Fred Craig was an influential local sportswriter and editor with the Peterborough Examiner writing under the pen-name ‘FDC’. More than a reporter and scorer, he was considered as part of the team. In his younger years Craig was a semi-pro baseball player, a football player and a coach of minor softball, […]More Info