Payne Kenneth

Payne Kenneth

Kenneth (Ken) Payne Sport: Softball Year Inducted: 1990 Kenneth “Ken” Payne’s brilliant softball career spanned three decades, and he was still playing fastball when he died in 1989. Payne honed his infield skills in minor ball, and in the early 1960s was a member of the Cornwall Hodgins Huskies which won the Ontario Juvenile Softball […]

Parker Dorothy

Dorothy Parker Sport: Softball Year Inducted: 1975 Dorothy Parker was one of those exceptional natural ball players who starred on every team with which she played, particularly at first base. At the age of 15, Dorothy started playing senior softball with the OCOT coached by Nick Kaneb. For the 4 years (1946-50) she played for […]

Parisien John

John (The Head) Parisien Sport: Softball Year Inducted: 2012 John “The Head” Parisien is a multi sport athlete who would win several MVP awards, but it’s the softball diamonds where he made his real mark. John started playing in the mid 1970’s, and by the mid 1980’s was leading the M&S Masterbuilders to the John […]

O’Neill Randy

Randy (Double Nickel) O’Neill Sport: Softball Year Inducted: 2008 Randy “Double Nickel” O’Neill is arguably one of the best fastball players out of Cornwall period. His biography could end with that line but for those very few that don’t know, Randy O’Neill started his men’s fastball career as a teenager and quickly became, not only […]

Murphy Jack

Jack Murphy Sport: Softball Year Inducted: 2008 Jack Murphy’s name can be found on several Cornwall Championship teams in several sports. He has been called one of the best third basemen ever to come out of Cornwall. He was one of the stars of the Cornwall team – New York Café Aces – that won […]

Miron Edgar

Edgar Miron Sport: Baseball Year Inducted: 1969 Edgar Miron, born in 1921, was a “Crackerjack” short stop for Cornwall in the Northern New York League in 1945, 46, and 47. Edgar was chosen for the All-Stars in the East-West annual All-Star game. He was a fast fielding short stop with a good throwing arm, as […]

McLeod Ruth

Ruth McLeod Sport: Softball Year Inducted: 1968 Ruth McLeod was a star pitcher for many teams. She played for Chesterville and Provincial Paper Mill team in Mille Roches. Local teams include OCOT, Frechette Motors, and HSPM she pitched in a number of league Championships and EOSSA Championships. She was a courageous athlete, and never gave […]

McGuire Charles

Charles (Charlie) McGuire Sport: Baseball Year Inducted: 1968 Charles “Charlie” McGuire, born 1914, was an outstanding baseball player. He was big and lanky, and had a good fast ball. Charlie could pitch or catch. He and his brother Nick formed a good battery. Charles played on several baseball teams in Cornwall, and was also a […]

McGillis Theresa

Theresa (Terry) (Desrosiers) McGillis Sport: Softball Year Inducted: 1980 Born in 1929, Theresa “Terry” McGillis (nee Desrosiers) was described by her basketball coach, Hall of Famer Nick Kaneb, as an all-round athlete. She participated in many sports. She was an athlete of note during her years at Nativity School, and during her years at C. […]

McGillis Steve

Steve (Pie) McGillis Sport: Softball Year Inducted: 2012 Steve “Pie” McGillis’s passion for fastball began as a youth, and by 1982 he was named Rookie of the Year in the Cornwall Industrial League. Steve’s pattern of winning MVP awards as well as batting and pitching titles began in 1983 and continued for the next 3 […]