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Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame


Accession number: 2019.09.11
Date: early 1960s - mid 1970s
Materials: DIgital
Measurements: 12.5 cm W x 17.5 cm H
Subject: Softball

Halifax native Jack Gray is known as “Mr. Softball”. Jack played sports for a few years while attending Oxford Street School, but became involved in coaching immediately after leaving school.

After a few years in secondary administrative positions, Gray became the President of the Nova Scotia Softball Association. When he took over there were only 34 teams in three classifications. When he retired in 1977 there were close to 360 teams in 20 classifications, totaling 5,400 players.

Jack Gray travelled over 200,000 miles in support of softball. When asked how he found the time he responded that everyone was dedicated to something and he just happened to be dedicated to softball.

Description: One black and white photograph of a group of 15 men posing around a table. There are two rows of men, 6 sitting and 9 standing. All of the men are dressed in suits except for one man who is wearing a polo shirt. There are papers, glassware, an ash tray, and a tea cup and saucer scattered across the table. One man is holding a cigarette and another holds a pen as if he were about to begin writing. Among these men is Jack Gray at the head of the table.