Philip “Skit” Ferguson

Reserve Mines/Dartmouth, N.S.

Philip “Skit” Ferguson (1925  – )

 

At a time when baseball was king in the province of Nova Scotia and American collegiate players dominated the local scene, a lefthander from Reserve Mines, C.B. more than held his own with the very best. Philip “Skit” Ferguson led the Truro Bearcats to the Halifax and District League championship in 1946 winning eighteen games while losing just one (18-1). To add to his achievement on the mound he also won the batting title, hitting .468, while easily winning the league MVP award.

 

In his career with the Dominion Hawks, Halifax Shipyards, and the Truro Bearcats he accumulated a record of 51 wins and 5 losses. One of the greatest testaments to his ability and endurance is the fact that he never left a game that he started.

 

Despite offers from three major league baseball teams, he decided to attend St. Francis Xavier University to obtain an engineering degree.

 

On the ice he led the X-Men to an undefeated season in his graduating year, 1945-46, scoring 22 goals, along with 20 assists.

 

He was inducted into the St. F. X. University Hall of Fame in 1979 and the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.

 

 

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