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The History of Softball in Oshawa and District

The Oshawa City and District Fastball League is one of the oldest organized softball bodies in Ontario and one of the first to enlist under the banner of the Ontario Amateur Softball Association (O.A.S.A.).

Oshawa’s first O.A.S.A. team entered provincial playdowns in 1924. In 1926 Oshawa’s first city-wide Fastball League was organized and in1927 Juvenile and Junior leagues, as well as the existing Intermediate League were formed. Originally named the Oshawa “City and Industrial” League the organization grew by leaps and bounds. It eventually embraced other leagues such as the “South Ontario League” and “Oshawa Church League” both of which played an important part in establishing softball in Ontario but fell victims to the depression years of the early thirties.

Later, as small communities in the immediate suburban district requested permission to affiliate, so that they might carry on, the organization was re-named the Oshawa City and District Association. The leadership and help given to the neighbouring communities has proven a wise and far-sighted move as they continue to provide executive and teams and are the backbone of today’s league.

Outlined below are some of the unprecedented softball successes that have come to individuals and teams from the City of Oshawa. They not only highlight the contribution that Oshawa has made to the sport of softball but also the recognition the sport has brought to the City of Oshawa. District teams participating in our league have also had numerous successes. We are proud of all of these achievements and ask the district teams to provide us with information for inclusion in our history. Oshawa City and District Executive still take a keen interest in the game of fastball and as executives, coaches or umpires, are keeping softball on an exceptionally high level in this city and district.



Our Heritage

SOFTBALL CANADA HALL OF FAME
Norman Bagnell -Player category (1979) (D)
George Campbell - Sportsman category (1989)(D)
Peter Landers -Player category (1992)
Vin Walker -Builder category in (1997)


O.A.S.A. PRESIDENTS
George Campbell -1949 (D)
John Brady -1955 (D)
Vin Walker -1975*
Keith Fleming -1991
Kevin Walker -1997*
* First ever Father/Son Provincial President in Canada


O.A.S.A. LIFE MEMBERS
George Campbell -1965 (D)
John Brady -1967 (D)
Vin Walker -1988
Mike Yourkevich -1991 (D)
Keith Fleming -1993


Oshawa City District Life Members
Charlie Russell - 2001
Keith Fleming - 2001
Don Nichols - 2001
Ron Taylor - 2001
Vin Walker - 2001
John Brady - Deceased
George Campbell - Deceased
Pat Jarvis - Deceased
Tom Lodge - Deceased
Mike Yourkevich - Deceased
William Danford - Deceased



HOSTED 7 O.A.S.A. CONVENTIONS

HOSTED 2 Canadian Amateur Fastball League (C.A.S.A.) NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
1975 Canadian Senior Mens
1997 Canadian Junior Mens


CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS PLAYED IN
1974 Canadian Senior Mens Champions
1995*, '96 and '97
Canadian Junior Mens Silver Medalist
2001 Canadian Masters Men Silver Medalist
* First time ever 2 teams from the same City represented a Province in a Canadian Championship


OSHAWA PROVINCIAL
Senior Mens - 13 Provincial Champions
Intermediate Men - 14 Provincial Champions
Junior/Juvenile/Midget - 17 Provincial Champions


SOFTBALL
OSHAWA SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Oshawa Pedlars1948/49 -Team 1998
Colonel William Frank Hayball -Builder 1996
Gale Lumber 1966 to 1970-Team 1996
Oshawa Tony's 1974 -Team 1993
Henry Adair "Preem" Whiteley -Player 1991 (D)
Peter Landers -Player 1989
Chris Mason -Builder 1989 (D)
Norman Bagnall -Player 1986 (D)
John Brady -Builder 1986 (D)
George Campbell -Builder 1986 (D)
Earl "Peg" Hurst -Player 1986 (D)


(D) denotes (deceased)


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