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Buckley's West Ends Bantam Baseball Team 1936

Buckley's West Ends Bantam Baseball Team 1936
Buckley's West Ends Bantam Baseball Team 1936

West Ends captured the 1936 Ontario Baseball Amateur Association bantam championship, the first title in this category for the Niagara peninsula since the formation of the O.B.A.A. in 1918. Under the direction of Zeke Garrett and Earnest Buckley, the inexperienced 16 years and under squad became one of three West Ends teams to earn city honours in 1936 and developed into an offensive and defensive power during the playoffs.

Undefeated in league play, West Ends easily beat Centrals in two straight games to take the playoff title and the Troup Trophy and advance to the O.B.A.A. playdowns. Many on the team played their first away games when West Ends eliminated Thorold and then thoroughly dominated Hamilton to become the first Niagara Falls team to qualify for the finals since 1933. After sustaining their only loss of the season in the first game against Toronto Columbus, West Ends, led by the impressive pitching of Cliff Bullock and Bill Harper, came back to win two in impressive fashion and claim the bantam title. 

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Title Buckley's West Ends Bantam Baseball Team Ontario Champions 1936
Creator  Associated Screen News, General Brock Hotel, Niagara Falls
Notes  Inducted in to the Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame January 1992 ; from left to right: Back row Norman Garrett (coach, William Beatty, Cliff Bullock,Tom Flynn, Jack Eldred, Bill Harper, William Stirling, Robert Burgess, Front row: Newell Troup, Fran Matthews, Doug Palmer, Jack Flynn (mascot), Keith MacGillivray, Fred Higgins, Robert Cottringer, missing Ray Fowle, Ernest Buckley (manager), ;
Date  1936.


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Team Member  Beatty, William 
Team Member  Buckley, Ernest 
Team Member  Bullock, Cliff 
Team Member  Burgess, Robert 
Team Member  Cottringer, Robert 
Team Member  Eldred, Jack 
Team Member  Flynn, Jack 
Team Member  Flynn, Tom 
Team Member  Fowle, Ray 
Team Member  Garrett, Norman 
Team Member  Harper, Bill 
Team Member  Higgins, Fred 
Team Member  MacGillivray, Keith 
Team Member  Matthews, Fran 
Team Member  Palmer, Doug 
Team Member  Stirling, William 
Team Member  Troup, Newell 
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