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.