Chippawa Pee Wee Baseball Team 1958
As a result of a combination of fine playing, teamwork, and excellent coaching by Steve Fellinger and Jim Somerville, the Ontario Baseball Chamionship, in the Pee Wee League, was awarded to the Chippawa Pee Wees on October 13, 1958. During a home game at Chippawa Lions Sports Field, the competing Hagersville team was defeated in a ten-inning game. Immediately after the game a parade was spontaneously organized to honour the victors, which included a lead vehicle bearing the champions followed by fify cars.
The Chippawa Pee Wees arrived at the OBA finals by competing in the Greater Niagara Pee Wee League, winning nineteen of the twenty games played.
The team also entered the Little League World series held at the Toronto Exhibition that same year, and played a ten-inning game tying Scarborough in the morning and losing a 7-inning game to Hamilton in the evening.
It is interesting to note that the Chippawa Pee Wees was the only Pee Wee team in the village of Chippawa, while the opposing teams could have included All Stars from several teams in the larger centres.
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|Team Member||Bevan, John|
|Team Member||Bowman, Gerry|
|Team Member||Bradman, Gerry|
|Team Member||Brophy, Dan|
|Team Member||Crowley, Gerry|
|Team Member||Gohm, Dave|
|Team Member||Goody, Bob|
|Team Member||Herbold, Lee|
|Team Member||Kadlick, Paul|
|Team Member||Mann, Don|
|Team Member||Morrison, Jay|
|Team Member||Newman, Bill|
|Team Member||Oleksuik, Keith|
|Team Member||Quinn, Michael Mike|
|Team Member||Rose, Chick|
|Team Member||Rutherford, Bob|
|Team Member||Somerville, Jim|
|Team Member||Somerville, Rick|
|Team Member||Thomas, Bill|
|Team Member||Thomas, Ed|
|Team Member||Watson, Bob|
|Team Coach||Fellinger, Steve|
|Team Coach||Somerville, Jim T|
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