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Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

Uniform, Sports

Accession number: 994.262.03
Category: Status Symbols
Object type: Pants
Date: circa 1980
Measurements: 82 cm L
Group: Softball
Narrative: Coach Terry Henderson was prophetic in predicting how well his Brookfield Elks would perform in the 1980 softball season. "We are going to be tough to beat. Although our hitting is suspect, we have the strongest fielding club in Canada. Three months later, the boys of summer from Colchester County were, in fact, the best softball team in Canada. The Elks won the national senior championship in Saskatoon, the cradle of Canadian softball, by defeating the hosts 4-3 in the championship game. That victory capped Brookfield's 6-1 record in the tournament. The Elks backed by superior defence, set a tourney standard by allowing just five runs in 57 innings, with five shutouts in their first six games.The became the only team east of Ontario to win the Canadian crown. Members of the team were - Terry henderson (Coach), Hughie Matheson, Robert Putnam, Steve Healey, Cliff Surette, Dave Hunt, Bobby Campbell, Graham Maguire, Mike Worsley, Mike Henderson, Robbie Cooke, Steve Locke, Al Campbell, Dennis Peterson, Danny Dean, Terry Anthony, Herb McCall, Dave Lively. Also, in 1971, at the Canadian Softball Championships Lyle Carter batted .550 and was named All-Canadian third baseman. Four times while playing for the Brookfield Elks, Carter was named an All-Canadian.
Description: One Brookfield Elks baseball pants. Red with a yellow stripe down side and a yellow and white stripe around waist. Zipper up with two snap buttons. One back pocket.