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Town Officially Names the Jim Crosbie Field

Town Officially Names the Jim Crosbie Field

June 20, 2019

Town of Conception Bay South Officially Names the Jim Crosbie Field

Yesterday, the Town of Conception Bay South, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Avalon Northeast, held an official baseball field naming ceremony, in honour of the late Jim Crosbie. The baseball field at Remembrance Square is now named the Jim Crosbie Field.

“Construction of this baseball field was made possible by Mr. Crosbie’s involvement in having baseball be a part of the first Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games held in Conception Bay South back in 1996. We are very pleased to name the baseball field at Stoney Hill the Jim Crosbie Field in honour of his legacy and his passion for the sport,” said Mayor Terry French.

Mr. Crosbie was a long-time resident of Conception Bay South and was a prominent figure in the Town’s sporting community, in particular with baseball. He was a member of the Conception Bay South Hall of Fame as a builder and long-time volunteer. He passed away in July 2018.

Mr. Crosbie was also President of the Conception Bay South Baseball Association for many years and was referred to as “Mr. Baseball”. Because of Mr. Crosbie’s efforts, many teams from Conception Bay South were able to compete in provincial and Atlantic baseball championships.  He often financially supported many teams and members from his own pocket. According to family and friends, in Jim Crosbie’s world, no child was ever denied a game because the family could not afford it.

Mayor Terry French, councillors, dignitaries, members of the Crosbie family, members of the Rotary Club of Avalon Northeast, as well as other special guests were in attendance for the ceremony.



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