Conway Rusty

Conway Rusty

Rusty Conway Sport: Softball Year Inducted: 1975 It is generally recognised and accepted that Rusty Conway has been the best softball and fastball catcher in the Cornwall area over his career. When he came to Cornwall out of Vankleek Hill at the age of 18 to work and play for Howard Smith, he had never […]

Branchaud Ron

Ron Branchaud Sport: Softball/Fastball Year Inducted: 2006 If the old North End Fastball League, home to some of the greatest talents the city and area have ever seen, had had a report card, Ron Branchaud would have scored straight F’s – as in “fierce”. He was a fierce competitor who came to the plate with […]

Branchaud Mike

Mike (Pudge) Branchaud Sport: Softball Year Inducted: 2010 Mike “Pudge” Branchaud has been synonymous with softball excellence in Cornwall since the late 1980s. After becoming one of the preeminent pitchers and hitters on the Cornwall fastball scene, Mike began to get recruited to compete on All-Star and Tournament teams which eventually led to a long […]

Branchaud Nelson

Nelson (Choppie) Branchaud Sport: Softball Year Inducted: 1974 Nelson “Choppie” Branchaud was born in Cornwall in 1903. In 1926, Choppie was an immediate softball star as a catcher and long ball hitter with Howard Smith Paper Mill’s team. For the next 10 years, this team won several district and tournament Championships. In the late 1930’s, […]

Bergeron Jr. Lutt

Lutt Bergeron Jr. Sport: Softball:   Year Inducted: 1982 Lutt Bergeron Jr. played junior baseball as a member of the Walt McDonald’s Cornwall All-Stars which won the All-Ontario Junior Championship one year and were finalists in another. It is doubtful if any one player in Cornwall softball history has ever dominated one position so long and […]

Armstrong Rae

Rae Armstrong Sport: Softball Year Inducted: 2012 Rae Armstrong is a multi-sports star who was a dominating pitcher in the heyday of Cornwall’s softball leagues of the 1950’s. Known as the “Speedball Merchant” Rae was also a feared hitter. Rae could be and was, called upon to pitch in back to back games over the […]