Inducted in 1975
Grey Cup (Dominion) Champions - Toronto Argonauts
Player - Queen's University Golden Gaels
Grey Cup - Queen's University Golden Gaels
Intercollegiate (Union) Champions - Queen's University Golden Gaels
Intercollegiate Champions - Queen's University Golden Gaels
Inducted into Football Hall of Fame
Football star Harry 'Red' Batstone had "the championship touch." In eleven seasons, he was a member of six consecutive Intercollegiate (Union) Championship teams, participated in five Grey Cup finals, and coached three Intercollegiate Championship teams. Weighing at a mere 155 pounds, Batstone was a sensational halfback who could overcome players twice his size with his exceptional running and kicking skills. Batstone was a member of the Toronto Argonauts from 1919-1921 and was named captain of the team in 1920. Along with multi-sport sensation Lionel Conacher, he led the Argos to a Grey Cup victory in the first ever east-west game in 1921. In 1922, Batstone enrolled in medicine at Queen's University. At a time when university football teams still competed against city teams for the Grey Cup, Batstone shone on the Queen's football field. With teammate Frank "Pep" Leadley, he led the Queen's University Golden Gaels to five Intercollegiate Championships, three straight Grey Cups, and 26 consecutive victories. His best performance came in the 1923 Grey Cup final against Regina, in which he led the Gaels to a 54-0 thrashing over the Rough Riders. After retiring from the field, Batstone coached the Gaels from 1928-1930, winning consecutive Intercollegiate victories in 1929 and 1930. He went on to practice medicine at the Ontario Hospital in Kingston from 1936-1967. For his exceptional athletic achievements, Batstone was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1963.