Summerside baseball history will be on display at Queen Elizabeth Park on Saturday.
Four individuals and one team will join the Legends Field Honour Roll during the 2019 induction ceremony that is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
The Class of 2019 includes the late John Carroll, Gerard Dalton, Greg MacDonald, George McNeill and the 1951 Holman’s intermediate team.
“The Honour Roll recognizes individuals, teams or other organizations currently, or formally from the greater Summerside area, who have made outstanding contributions as builders, promoters, organizers, supporters, players, coaches, managers or volunteers to the sport of baseball,” said Paul H. Schurman, chair of the Legends Field selection committee, in a media release.
Carroll is described as “a builder of young men.”
Carroll coached and mentored hundreds of young ballplayers during his 12 years as director of Summerside Minor Baseball – 1952 to 1961 and 1982 to 1983. He also coached many successful junior teams in that period.
Summerside Town Council presented Carroll with a “Freedom of the Town” award and named him an honorary citizen in 1982. A monument in his memory was erected at Queen Elizabeth Park in 2003.
Dalton is described as a “fleet-footed centre-fielder with junior and intermediate teams through the 1950s.”
Dalton was a member of both Maritime championship Curran and Briggs junior and intermediate teams in 1950.
MacDonald was “an excellent player and later a player/coach in Summerside baseball.”
MacDonald played during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
McNeill is being recognized “as a brilliant catcher, utility player and team player” in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
The 1951 Holman’s intermediate team was the P.E.I. champions and Maritime finalists against Middleton, N.S. They followed the very successful Maritime champions, Curran and Briggs teams of 1949 through 1950.