Jack Carson

Jack Carson – Inducted 1992

A life member of the Ontario Baseball Association, Jack Carson’s involvement in the game dates back to his days as a player and an umpire in the 1930s in the South Hastings Baseball League. After playing junior, intermediate and senior baseball in Belleville and area, Jack turned his talents to the administrative side of the game. He was a founding father and the first president of the Eastern Ontario Baseball Association and served in several official capacities with the Ontario Baseball Association including president. His involvement in the OBA lasted from 1954 to 1985. Carson was instrumental in making batting helmets mandatory in baseball in Ontario in the 1960s, one of his proudest accomplishments. He also received a provincial achievement award in 1971 from Ontario premier Bill Davis.

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