• HometownBelmont, MB
  • Inducted1999

Back Row, left to right: W.G. Glen Cumming, Glen Stephenson, Ron Gray, Harvey Gray (Coach), Babe (James) Gordon, Harvey (Wimp) Williamson, Roy Gislason, Neil Cline.
Middle Row: Dick Myers, Dan Hyrich, Leo Stephenson, Henry Nicholson.
Front Row: Bub English, Grant Stephenson, Lloyd (Dudley) Lambkin, Tommy Lee, Ronny Mathers (bat boy) Lorne Lambkin (fan).
Missing: Lloyd Danridge.

In 1935 Belmont had 2 teams, a senior club and a high school team, but only one set of uniforms. Played off for the uniforms and the high school team won so they got the uniforms and thus began Belmont A’s. Successive coaches were Reg Sadler (teacher), Alex Reid, Lloyd Mathers and Harvey Gray. The first tournament always was May 24th at Ninette. Played 4 tournaments a week in July, no Sunday ball except at Notre Dame, often played 3 successive days. Harvesting in August curtailed play. Won $300 at July 1st tournaments in Morden and Neepawa, lost in finals to Neepawa in first interleague playoffs (1951) won Central Manitoba Baseball Association crown at Neepawa (1052). Belmont A’s were highly respected and successful in the 30s, 40s and 50s in Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan due to great pitching and hitting. In 1946 Belmont A’s tied Brandon Greys 4-4 at Kinsmen Stadium. “Babe” Gordon, Lloyd Dandridge and Neil “Dozer” Cline were great chuckers.