Anderson earns hall of fame induction

Image courtesy of Garry Anderson

By Jane Shury, Battlefords News-Optimist, June 26, 2017 

The Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to announce the selection of Garry Anderson of Medicine Hat, Alta., into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame, Individual Category.

He will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 19 in Battleford.

Anderson was born on March 25, 1937, in Kindersley. He started playing senior baseball at the young age of 14, as there was no minor baseball in Marengo where he grew up. In 1953 and 1954, Garry played with Flaxcombe in the Wheatbelt League that included Kindersley, Eatonia and Richlea.

Following elementary school, he attended school in North Battleford and Kindersley, before returning to Marengo and graduated in 1955. He joined the Eatonia baseball team as a pitcher and shortstop under Manager Ken Jackson later that year.

Anderson also played for the Eston 44’s Junior team that season and earned two wins as a pitcher, but was unable to play in the final game after being hospitalized following a combine accident.

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