Year Inducted: 2010
Marcel Leduc’s trek to the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame began in the 1950’s.
Marcel began playing softball (or fastball) in the Industrial and North End Leagues in 1955 as a 15 year old pitcher.
That same year, Marcel threw his first of 3 career no hitters but his greatest claim to fame was being on the vaunted 1958 New York Café Aces team that won the Ontario Championship.
Like so many of his teammates from that team, Marcel didn’t cap his career with that title as he went on to win 5 league MVP awards in Cornwall and the Montreal area.
Marcel was also a member of a handful of league champions from both the North End Fastball League and in St. Bruno, Quebec.
Marcel’s move from Cornwall in the early ’70’s to the Montreal area allowed him to continue his high level of playing but also enabled him to begin giving back to the sport he loved. Marcel opened a pitchers/catchers ball technique clinic for St.Bruno Minor Softball.
With a career that lasted from 1955 to 1996 (41 years), Marcel left his mark on the record books with countless tournament MVP and Top Pitcher awards to go along with the League MVPs.
Even with all that hardware, some of Marcel’s most memorable moments were the charity games in against the likes of the 1981 Montreal Canadiens as well as coaching several league Championship teams.
And, like most inductees, Marcel was a top caliber player at other sports including hockey, broomball, golf, bowling, and curling.
Several of your New York Café Aces teammates are proud to welcome you, Marcel Leduc to the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2010.