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The Fitzroy Baseball Club, known as the Fitzroy Lions, is a baseball club founded in 1889[1] to represent the inner Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy, Victoria. The club has five senior teams competing in the Baseball Victoria Summer League, as well as junior sides representing the club at every age level.

Early history

Fitzroy was a foundation member of the Victorian Baseball League which was formed under the guidance of Harry Simpson in March 1889. The other foundation teams were; Victoria, MCC, Fitzroy, Richmond, Richmond Cricket Club, Ferguson, Mitchell, The Age, St Kilda, Malvern, Carlton, South Melbourne, East Melbourne, Metropolitans, Essendon and Blackburn.

Several notable cricketers played for Fitzroy early in the clubs history including cricketer Bill Ponsford who played for Fitzroy from 1913 to 1934 and the Harvey brothers (Neil Harvey, Merv Harvey, Mick Harvey, Ray Harvey, Harold Harvey and Brian Harvey) who played from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Recent history

2009–2010: Division 2 club champions

Fitzroy Baseball Club had a fantastic season winning the Baseball Victoria’s Division 2 Club Championship Award and gaining promotion to Division 1. The club championship reflected the club’s depth throughout all grades, after the home and away season the 1sts finished second, the 2nds finished on top of the ladder, the 3rds went undefeated throughout the season, the 4ths finished second and the 5ths finished fifth; resulting in three premierships. The award was a fitting tribute to the 120 year anniversary of the club.[2]

Merri Park

In 1883, Charles McCarthy, an Irish-born doctor, opened a Melbourne Retreat for the Cure of Inebriates on 32 acres on St. Georges Rd that is now largely occupied by Northcote High School and Merri Park. It was not until 1909 that Northcote Council secured 9 acres of the Retreat’s property. This was a conditional grant, to be made permanent when the council had spent $1000 on improvements.

In 1927 Merri Park was made into a permanent reserve after the Minister of Lands allowed the Education Department to use part of the reserve for Northcote High School.[3]

Notable players

Melbourne Aces representatives

Fitzroy has had several clubmen represent the Melbourne Aces playing professional baseball in the Australian Baseball League, including:

  • Jamie Lethborg – 2011/12
  • John Edwards – 2011/12

Victorian players

Helms Award winners

The 'Helms' award is arguably Australian baseball's most prestigious individual award. Since 1962 the ‘Helms’ award has been awarded each year to the most outstanding player of the Claxton Shield competition (Australian baseball's annual national tournament). The following Fitzroy Baseball club players have won the award:[5]

  • Graeme Deany[4] – 1965
  • Ron McIver – 1971

Life members[6]

  • Graham Moss – 1980/81
  • Edward Sedgman – 1981/82
  • Rick Stevens – 1981/82
  • Ross Stevens – 1981/82
  • Laurie Mazzocato – 1986/87
  • Paul Farris – 1990/91
  • Frank Hanlon – 1990/91
  • Don Hevey – 1990/91
  • Greg Hooper – 1990/91
  • Peter Hooper – 1990/91
  • Joan Hooper – 1990/91
  • Norm McHenry – 1990/91
  • Michael Chambers – 1992/93
  • Ed Evans – 1992/93
  • Barbara Wood – 1992/93
  • Chris Wilson – 1993/94
  • Steve Brooke – 1993/94
  • Ian Brown – 1993/94
  • Marcia Brown – 1993/94
  • Lloyd Ingram – 1993/94
  • David Jones – 1993/94
  • John King – 1993/94
  • Karen King – 1993/94
  • Wendy McHenry – 1994/95
  • Joe Salanitri – 1995/96
  • Colin Richardson – 1997/98
  • Bruce Robinson – 1997/98
  • Judy Wilson – 1997/98
  • Tony Wyatt – 1997/98
  • Storm Arnott – 2003/04
  • Jim Beitzel – 2003/04
  • Jim Bolkas – 2003/04
  • Gaele Kirk – 2006/07
  • Ingar Kirkland – 2007/08

Club song

To the tune of "La Marseillaise"

We are the boys from old Fitzroy,
We wear the colours maroon and blue,
We will always strive for victory,
We will always see it through.
Win or lose we do or die,
And in defeat we always try,
Fitzroy Fitzroy the team we love so dear,
Premiers we'll be this year.

See also

References

External links


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitzroy_Baseball_Club



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