Sports Wall of Fame

Cataracts Senior Baseball Team 1926

Cataracts Senior Baseball Team 1926
Cataracts Senior Baseball Team 1926

The Niagara Falls Cataracts Senior Baseball Team of 1926 was a very representative team for the 1920 - 30 era when these same Cataracts dominated the Niagara District Senior league winning the league title seven times during this period.
The Cataracts met Merriton and defeated them in a sudden death playoff for the right to meet St. Catharines in the finals. They then defeated St. Catharines in the best of 2 of 3 finals for the league championship.
In quest of further OBA honours, they defeated Hamilton 'Oskies' in two straight games to win the quarter finals but then lost to Windsor-Walkerville 'Chicks' in two straight games in the semi-finals. Many of these players had long and distinguished baseball careers and some were named Niagara District All Stars for this era. 
 

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Cataracts Senior Baseball Team 1926 (Original photograph)  Cataracts Senior Baseball Team 1926 (Original photograph)
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Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - Cataracts Senior Baseball Team 1926
Description  Left to right: Steve Whalen, Hank O'Connor, Cy Heximer, Harry Newton, Floyd Geisenhoff, Orval Smith, Murray Cherrie, Phil Bova, Dutch Heximer, Fred Preston, Phil Climenhage, Bob Arscott, Bill Gaynon
Notes  Kiwanis Collection of the Niagara Falls Public Library KP v.8 p. 48 ; Inducted 1993; Courtesy Credit to Mrs. P. Bova ;
Date  1926.
 
 
 
 

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Team Member  Arscott, Bob 
Team Member  Bova, Phil 
Team Member  Cherrie, Murray 
Team Member  Climenhage, Phil 
Team Member  Gaynon, Bill 
Team Member  Geisenhoff, Floyd 
Team Member  Heximer, Cy 
Team Member  Heximer, Dutch 
Team Member  Newton, Harry 
Team Member  O'Connor, Hank 
Team Member  Preston, Fred 
Team Member  Smith, Orval 
Team Member  Whalen, Steve 
 
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