There were also three sisters of the 14 children: Dorothy, Ruth and Lulu-
Remember when the Bingleys played the Barrs? One of the most memorable games played in the Lanark area was when the Bingley brothers met the Barr brothers in an exhibition game in 1962.Nine brothers on each team, with a few Barrs to spare.
As part of the village’s centenial celebrations,someone thought about bringing the two families head to head on the baseball diamond. So alonf with the beard-growing contest, the hotly contested tuf-of-wars, greased pig catching street dance, the ball game was the afternoon highlight. It was the biggest crowd ever to witness a ball game in Lanark.
The Bingley familiy had produced an outstanding number of ball players, many who were playing on teams at that time. They had also won a game at McDonalds Corners some time earlier playing as a family team.
The Barrs had 11 boys, with Leonard and Pete who were known as outstanding ball players, but the others had played periodically. That day however, Pete was stationed in Germany in the Canadian Armed Forces. The Bingley bats struck early and often, while the Barrs struggled against a tough pitcher. Dan Barr, then 25 and the catcher remembers that they couldn’t get many timely hits. When the final out was made, the score was a lopsided 15-1 for the Bingleys.
But, everyone had enjoyed the competition and the good sportsmanship. Vernon Bingley, a home run hitter that day, recalls that there were not a better bunch of guys than the Barrs. Dan Barr rememebers that he contributed to the Barr’s one run, but his team as a whole didnt have a great game. He recalled with a grin that maybe there was too much celebrating before the game that might have been the cause. But, no one really cared about teh score, it was just the day that Bingleys beat the Barrs.
Because of the proximity of Almonte and Carleton Place, excellence of the highway connecting them and consequent density of traffic induced thereby, a practice has grown -up in both towns that is a perfect nuisance to motorists and to people residing on connecting links of the highway in Carleton Place and Almonte. We refer to the constant demand for rides that comes from a group of young people living in both towns. The Almonte outfit hitchhikes its way to Carleton Place in the evenings and begs on the comers of that town for a free ride back.
The Carleton Place nomads work their way here in the evenings and pester motorists to death for a return trip. It wouldn’t be so bad if these youths behaved themselves while waiting for a chance but truth of the matter is they spend their time singing ribald songs, arguing among themselves and cursing every motorist who refuses to pick them up. We presume the Almonte crowd carries on the same way in Carleton Place. It seems about time action was taken to wind up the practice of purposeless hitchhiking between these two towns.–Sept 1934– Almonte Gazette
An insidious system or practice has crept into our secondary and high schools during the past decade. We refer to the prominence given to certain types of sport, particularly rugby and hockey. These sports are splendid exercise if played in moderation but when they become a fetish it is time to call a halt. It would almost seem as though we were affected with a virus from our neighbour Almonte. These sports, physically, only enjoyed by, a selected few, dominate the conversation and thoughts of the pupils in general to the detriment of academic instruction, which in all said and done is the paramount objection of secondary and high schools. Sept 1934-Carleton Place Canadian
Local Sports 1930
Carleton Place team
Darlene PageClarence waugh is the coach my grandfather better known as barney and aunt tootsie (Delores Agnel) on the end right standing. My Aunt gave me this picture she said it was the first all womens team . My aunt is about 14/15 there and she was born 1930 so 1946 ish I would guess .
Llew LloydMerdy Armstrong deserves tons of credit for introducing the house league inter mural team concept to C.P.H.S. Each house contained students from grade 9 to 13. It was a great moral builder and helped bring the school together as one unit.
There’s a new sport suddenly sprung to enormous popularity almost overnight. Donkey baseball is its name, and we wager it will spread over the continent before long if it doesn’t kill all the spectators and players alike with laughter. The game is exactly what its name implies, baseball played with the aid of donkeys, the long-eared, diminutive equine quadrupeds called “burro” out west, or sometimes less elegantly “jackasses” or plain “jacks.”
To be most effective the game should played at night under the glare of lights. All Donkeys Batter, pitcher, baseman and fielders all occupy their usual positions on foot except that donkeys are stationed at the base for the batter, baseman and in the field for the fielders. The batter is allowed to keep swinging at the ball until he hits one out. Then he must mount his donkey to ride around the bases, the basemen mount theirs to catch him out, and the fielders climb aboard their steeds to hunt for the ball.
When the fielders go galloping away in the shadows to hunt for the ball, it would seem that the base runner could easily make his rounds aboard the donkey before fielders and basemen could throw him out, but No! It is no mean feat to get aboard him. In fact, after a bit, all the donkeys get mad and try to fight their would-be riders.
Thanks to Sandy FranceHere’s a pic from the early 50’s of a parade before the donkey baseball. Jim Brown of Strathburn dairy is holding the donkey and Thorpe Kelly of Peterson’s Ice Cream is riding the donkey. The event was sponsored by the Almonte Lions Club.–
Tom EdwardsLOL Ray Paquette I was just reading this and I remember a donkey baseball game at the park, maybe around 1970
Tom Edwards I remember donkey baseball too! I think it was a Civitan Club event.
Hello, I was given some pictures with some clippings of my dad who grew up on 244 William st. My dad Allan Trotman is back left in baseball and centre back with his glasses taped on in the hockey picture. Unfortunately there were no names in the pictures, wondering if you would post asking the people if they can name anyone, they would be all CP boys. Allan passed away in 1967. I don’t remember my dad (I was 5)and thought it would be nice if any of the comments could give me some stories
My dad Allan Trotman is back left in baseball- Photo– David Trotman
From Scott Langstaff–Here is another photo from my grandmothers collection: CPHS June 1926: Doris McNeely, Emily W, Marion T, Bessie W, Betty McGregor, Violet, Bessie McE. Annie R, Ethel F, Mary W, Phyllis Reid–
CPHS-Photo- a couple more from CPHS around the same time i am guessing- from Scott Langstaff no names-Here is another photo from my grandmothers collection: CPHS June 1926:
More photos from Scott Langstaff–CPHS-Photo- a couple more from CPHS around the same time i am guessing- from Scott Langstaff no names-Here is another photo from my grandmothers collection: CPHS June 1926:
Photo- a couple more from CPHS around the same time i am guessing- Scott Langstaff no names-Here is another photo from my grandmothers collection: CPHS June 1926:
Here is the old ball park once again…Photo from Scott Langstaff-Photo Found this old photo in my grand mothers photo album. She grew up in Carleton Place. Guessing this is from the 30’s?
Dan Williams Yep the old ball park. I scraped those base lines and lined that field a few times with my dad. I remember going to watch him catch on the Legion ball team and the little ticket window coming in. Also remember watching the odd game from the roof of the stands.
Joann Voyce 3rd from the right, back row looks like Glen Miller but I could be wrong
On the Bench Junior Kangaroos at McDonalds Corners. L to Right. Keith Creighton, Chris Chard, Ed Fair, ? , Cindy Duncan, Bill Fair –Thanks Connie! All photos sent by Connie Jackson. Pictures taken by Marilyn Jackson
Bruce McOuatt, Catcher. Lanark team on bench.
Chris Chard, Catcher Bill Harper. In McDonalds Corners
I was Just forwarded a clip about Cindy Duncan and the Watsons Corners Kangaroo baseball team. When I saw lots of posting of baseball teams I meant to forward these pics as not many have seen them. Thanks Connie! All photos sent by Connie Jackson. Pictures taken by Marilyn Jackson
Photo above-Back row L to R Alan Fair, Neale McOuatt, David White, Bruce McOuatt, Chris Chard, Billy Fair Bottom row Tim? Nagle, Cindy Duncan and Connie Jackson ...
Cindy winding up in Lanark. I was 2nd base
First year we didn’t have our shirts. Hannah’s Store and members of the team fundraised for shirts following season. Our home Field games was in Bobby Duncam’s cow pasture on top of Fiddlers Hill. My Dad I believe donated chicken wire and the the lumber to put up a backstop. There was a few cow paddies to manipulate through.
Julia Waugh Guthrie Photo– 1935 Scored this beauty find at a antique store in Perth. Love the grandstands in back. The grandfather of Bruce Guthrie,Naydene Guthrie Gardiner, Angie Hastie, Lynn Hastie-Card and Mike Downie is in the back row…Howard Little
Another winner from Peter Bradley—
Here are some more cheerleaders from about 1958 with a good view of the bleachers in the background. The girls were being distracted by the boys (so whats new?)
Sandra Mailey baseball photo … my dad’s brother Meyer Doyle, standing to the right
Sandy Dobie Great picture showing the old grandstand!
Linda Begin I miss that old grandstand, I remember going to St. Mary’s me and three friends got caught smoking behind the grandstands Mr. McNaulty our principle was not happy with us.
Dale Costello Spent many a day in the stands. And under the stands. Carleton Place’s answer to Yankee Stadium.
Ray Paquette—During the 1950s, the ball park was the site of games featuring teams of “barnstorming” American professional baseball players who played local teams. The purpose was to raise money in support of local baseball. One such team, “The House of David” featured two things: all the players sported full beards and the game was played at night under lights atop of standards that were brought to town by the visitors. For baseball fans, playing under the lights was an added draw. It’s hard to believe that night baseball was played in Carleton Place before it was played at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs! It was quite an experience for young boys at the time..
This was a post from the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page–Today we have some Lanark County unknowns from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Hertiage Museum we need to identify.. Recognize anyone?
Mary Anne HarrisonCorkery Baseball Team. Len Grace front row left, my Dad Basil O’Keefe front row centre. You can’t really tell from this photo but he is holding a kitten in his baseball glove. Centre second row Mike Egan. Centre third row Pat Egan.
I have the photo here some where with all the names. I’ll post an update later.