ALFRED "CAM" ECCLESTONE
Inducted in 2015
World Championships in Chicago striking out a record of 36 batters in a 22-inning game
A 33 year professional career included 50 wins
Alfred “Cam” Ecclestone was considered Canada’s best fastball player of the first half of the century. In 1927 he pitched in Toronto’s Long Branch League and played on the Ontario Intermediate Championship team. Cam later dominated the Beaches Major Fastball League, winning the city title in 1933 and the Ontario championship in 1934. Cam’s international success included participating in four World Championships including the 1936 World Championships in Chicago striking out a record of 36 batters in a 22-inning game. His 33 year professional career included 50 wins.
Cam was also known for his humanitarianism providing no-cost lodging to 20 Japanese families during WWII. He also participated in more than 100 charity games and supported mission work in Toronto, providing meals for the less fortunate.