The latest edition of For The Record is now available online. Contained within its pages you will find information on the following upcoming events at, or involving, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF):
- Inductee Nomination Deadline – Tuesday, October 1st at 5 p.m.
- Roughrider Alumni Autumn Golf Classic – Monday, September 23rd
- A Mid Autumn Night’s Dream – Friday, October 25th
Our current exhibit, The Boys AND Girls of Summer, will only be available for viewing until Friday, September 6th. This exhibit highlights the individuals and teams who are recognized in the Hall of Fame, along with many of the artifacts that they have donated to our permanent collection. Do you know that the SSHF has 36 inductees recognized for baseball, softball and fastball. Included in this group are:[column columns=6]
Mary “Bonnie” Baker
1969 & 1970 Saskatoon Imperials Fastball Teams
1969 Saskatoon Merchants Fastball Team
1973 Melville Midget Elks Baseball Team
Bob Van Impe
Mille (Warwick) McAuley
Arleene (Johnson) Noga
1970 Weyburn Canadians Fastball Team
1978 Saskatoon Imperial 400 Fastball Team
1973 Saskatoon Blue Angels Softball Team
1989 Melfort Cheyenne Chev Olds 222’s Softball Team
Among the treasures on display are artifacts donated in support of the careers of our inductees, our Louisville Slugger bat collection, uniform samples from the 1940’s through to present day, and components of Arleene Noga’s collection of artifacts specific to the All American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). If you have ever seen the movie, A League of Their Own, you have some knowledge of the League and how women kept the sport alive during WWII. The SSHF is pleased to have five players from the AAGPBL honoured in the Hall of Fame including Mary “Bonnie” Baker, Muriel Coben, Daisy Junor, Mildred (Warwick) McAuley, and Arleene (Johnson) Noga. Saskatchewan contributed a total of 26 women to this league out of a total Canadian contingent of 64 players. During the League’s existence (1943-1954) it is estimated that 600 women played on its teams. Thanks to Arleene and her ability to save just about everything, the SSHF has a very comprehensive collection specific to the AAGPBL.
With the approach of autumn comes the beginning of our Grey Cup celebrations. Next up is the installation of our first football themed exhibit, Countdown to the Grey Cup: A Salute to the 1966, 1989 & 2007 Saskatchewan Roughrider Champions, opening on September 16th.
There is always something new at the SSHF. Take the opportunity to check us out in person at 2205 Victoria Avenue and celebrate Saskatchewan’s sport history!