James “Babe” Gordon was a superior right handed pitcher and left handed power hitter. Gordon starred for the Belmont A`s in 1952 when they won the Central Manitoba Baseball Association crown – the championship of eight leagues. Gordon was a great tournament hurler in 1940’s and 1950’s, starting at Ninette on May 24 and then going all summer until early fall. He pitched for and against the Brandon Greys, Muskogee Cardinals, and other good American teams. Gordon was also excellent in hockey (with Killarney Shamrocks of Big Six League), curling, and golf.