Baseball

C. J. (Cliff) Cadd

Cliff Cadd

Versatility was the trademark of Cliff Cadd, a true all-round athlete who was a standout in many sports. Volleyball was probably his finest, but many felt he was equally as good at baseball. Cliff took up volleyball in 1935 and for more than a decade was regarded as one of the top spikers in Canada,…

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Max Swanston

Max Swanston

Max Swanston was born in Peterborough in 1894. In 1915, Coach Dan McCabe gave Max an opportunity to catch him in a game against the Ottawa Senators in the old Canadian (semi-pro) Baseball League. Impressed with his ability, the Senators invited Max to play for them in an exhibition game against the touring Cuban Giants.…

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Larry Oakley

Larry Oakley

Growing up in Peterborough, Larry experimented with many different sports. Starting hockey late (age 13), he advanced quickly through Peewee house league to All-Star at Bantam, Midget and Juvenile where he played in the Ontario finals in 1972 and 1973. He played Junior B hockey for Peterborough in 1973-74 and Junior C with Cobourg Cougars…

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Carol (Ferguson) Gibson

Carol Gibson

Born in Peterborough in 1935, Carol was a good all-round athlete competing in softball, baseball, track and field, figure skating, swimming and diving. At age 11, she played on the Dominion Woollen’s Junior team in the Peterborough Ladies Softball League. She was one of the youngest players to ever play in the league in an…

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Edward Kevin (Mickey) Murray

Mickey Murray

Born in Peterborough in 1898, Mickey Murray excelled at hockey and baseball. He was an outstanding goalie and baseball player during his amateur days in Peterborough, Oshawa and Galt. From 1916 to 1921 he played Junior, Intermediate and Senior hockey for the hometown Petes. He turned pro with the Providence Reds and played in the…

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Rick Johnston

Born in 1964, Rick Johnston moved to Peterborough as a young boy in the early 1970’s. It is safe to say that baseball has been his life. He played all of his minor baseball from T-ball, Tyke, Peewee, Bantam and Midget in the Peterborough Minor Baseball system. He played Junior Baseball in Toronto from 1982-1985…

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William Patrick (Pat) Calladine

Born in England in 1909, William Patrick (Pat) Calladine moved to Peterborough in 1913. He distinguished himself as an athlete, a manager and a tireless organizer for various sports in the City of Peterborough. For his whole life since a boy, he was active in sports, playing hockey with the junior Petes and then with…

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