Sports Heroes Remembrance

Arthur Finnamore

Arthur Finnamore

Statement of Significance

This man played with and coached a Black’s Harbour baseball team in 1948. They were undefeated in regular season play.

No big deal, you say. But he was 65 years of age at the time – and had just completed 43 years of amateur and professional baseball in the Maritimes, New England, Quebec, Ontario and the West.

A veteran of the Boer War, and World War I, this Fredericton native still prides himself on the fact that at 94 years of age, his daily regimen includes a period of jogging.

His sports participation was not limited to baseball, but included a healthy dash of rugby, track and field and basketball. Like Beef Malcolm before him, he becomes the second all-round athlete to enter the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame.

Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 5th, 1976.