Baseball Registration is Slated for Saturday
Thursday April 20th, 1961
(Photo by Leo
THE NEW N.D.G. MINOR baseball League
executive are ready for business, the business of
putting 12 to 16 teams on the diamond, but that will be
depending on registration day which is Saturday from 10
to 12 noon at any N.D.G. park field house. Front row,
left to right: Solly Mastro, vice-president;
councilor Frank Donnelly, president; Paul
Valois, treasurer; back row: Fraser (Fitz)
Crowdis, vice-president in charge of coaching;
Pail Wimmer, City of Montreal Chief Sports
Supervisor and commissioner; Ted Champ,
Councilor Frank Donnelly,
president of the newly formed Notre Dame de Grace Minor
Baseball League, announced that registration day has
been set for Saturday, April 22 and Saturday, April 29,
from 10 a.m. ro 12 noon at any of the N.D.G. district
park field houses.
are: Benny, Loyola (Coronation), Trenholme, Patricia,
Patricia, Terrebonne (Kensington) Macdonald, Oxford, and
N.D.G. Representatives will be on hand for the two hours
at all parks mentioned. The boy interested in
registering should report to the nearest park to his
an amateur group like this one, starting out fresh, will
be in need of finances and president Donnelly and his
finance committee will be glad to hear from any
sportsman, group or even N.D.G. business concerns. They
may contact Mr. Donnelly at HU. 9-6847.
has been some time coming. Now that we are well
organized in football. It's high time we turned to
firm when he says there is an urgent need of a baseball
program for N.D.G. kids. "It will help take up the slack
period after youngsters out-grow Little League Baseball
(12 years). This is an awkward age for youngsters. Where
can they play after 12?"
minded civic official revealed that leagues will be set
up in mosquito (8-10)pee-wee (10-12), bantam (12-14),
midget (14-16), and juvenile (16-18) with playing fields
at Loyola, N.D.G., Oxford, Trenholme, and Macdonald
"We will have
12 to 16 teams to start, four per league and we will
also provide complete equipment for the boys. Our opener
is set for May 27 at Loyola Park," added Donnelly.
The program is not only aimed at providing recreation
for youngsters who are forced to spend summer months in
the city, but also for boys who go away weekends.
Mid-week games will be played during July and August.
emphasis will be on competition rather than winning.
"Any boy who registers for our leagues will be assured
of a place on the teams," he says.
chairman of the N.D.G. Minor Baseball League doesn't
expect to put over a program of this nature without
assistance. he has lined up a competent executive.
Solly Mastro will be vice-president; Paul Valois
treasurer; Phil Wimmer, commissioner; Ted
Champ, secretary; and 'Hap' Holland,
with his intense interest in kids. Canadiens' star
defenseman, Doug Harvey, is an honorary director
and member. Fraser Crowdis will be in charge of
coaching staff which will also include Malcolm
Caldwell, Oscar Campbell, Alf Harvey,
Jackie Wallace, Mike Valois, and Pat
program has great merit," declared Donnelly. "All we
need is a good registration to make it succeed"
As of May -
551 Boys had signed up for N.D.G. Minor Baseball"
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
coach to lead clinic
N.D.G. MINOR BASEBALL: The N.D.G. League
Baseball group will be one of the local baseball
baseball organizations participating in the clinic
organized and sponsored by the Little League Baseball
organization of the Province of Quebec. The clinic
will be held on March 24, at the Maisonneuve Sports
Centre with New York Yankee baseball coach Arthur Dede
in charge. Pictured from left to right front row are,
minor ball players Jimmy Donnelly, Tommy Glatzmayer, and
Ronnie Morehouse. Back row, Frank Donnelly,
league president; Ed MacLaine and Paul Valois,
The Little League Baseball ball
organization of the Province of Quebec will conduct a
baseball clinic at the Maisonneuve Sports Centre,
located on Viau avenue just south on Sherbrooke on
Sunday march 24th, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Provincial Little League Director has secured the
services of Arthur Dede, a scout and coach of rookies
for the New York Yankees to lead the clinic.
is well known in Montreal, as he visited the Stadium
regularly when the Royals were operating at
Downs, has a background of more than 40 years in major
league baseball. He broke into major baseball with the
Brooklyn Dodgers in 1917, and was a member of the first
Dodger team to win a National League pennant. His
manager with the Dodgers was fabled Wilbert Robinson.
His roommate in those daffy days was the colorful and
unpredictable Casey Stengel.
Dede, was a
scout and coach of rookies for the Dodgers from the
early forties until their departure for Los Angeles. He
then switched his allegiance to the Yankees.
baseball clinic is being held for the benefit of Little
League managers and coaches from the entire Province of
Quebec and the Ottawa Valley district.
advices that in the interest of the youth of our
Province an invitation has been extended to all baseball
personnel of the city of Montreal, through Phil Wimmer
supervisor of the Department of Parks and Play-grounds,
and to towns with a
of 10, 000 or more within a radius of 100 miles from
Montreal to send coaches and managers to the clinic.
In 1987 - NDG
Minor Baseball joins Little League Baseball Quebec