Hawco HOF








Eddy McDonald Presenting Tony Hawco With His HOF Induction


Tony Hawco (Flatrock) played three seasons in the St. John’s Junior League, six seasons in the Mercantile League and 23-seasons in the St. John’s Senior League.

In 1979, Tony played for the Flatrock entry and led the Junior League in Hits and Home Runs and as a result was named Rookie of the Year. In 1984, he helped his Junior 50’s team to the League Championship and was selected to the All-League Team at second base.

In 1983 and 1984, his Junior 50’s club captured two Provincial Championships and he was a member of the Junior 50’s team that won a Silver Medal at the Canadian Junior Championships.

In Mercantile, Tony played with Bayview Grocery and Atlantic Specialities and captured three League Championships: 1978, 1980 and 1981. In 1981, he led the league in runs scored and captured the Sportsmanship & Ability award. In 1982, he led the League in Runs Scored (17) and Triples (6). In 1982, he led the League in Hits (26).

Tony played 23-years in the St. John’s Senior League with the following teams: Big Ben’s (1985-1987), Green Sleeves (1988-2001), Newfoundland Herald (2002-2003), Sundance (2004) and Impact Signs (2005-2007).

Over the course of his 23-year Senior League Career, he captured 6 Regular Season Titles: 1986-1989 & 2003-2004 and 8 Playoff Championships: 1985, 1987, 1988-1992 & 1996.

He finished his Senior League Career with a .306 Batting Average, won 1 regular season Batting Title, 1 Comeback Player of the Year Award, 1 Golden Glove Award, 1 Playoff MVP Award and 9 All-League Team Selections.

Career Regular Season Stats:
Batting: 438GP, 429H-1403AB, .306BA, 297RS, 67D, 20T, 19HR, 177RBI.

Career Playoffs Stats:
Batting: 168GP, 148H-545AB, .272BA, 95RS, 15D, 3T, 9HR, 49RBI.

Tony played on six St. John’s Day Tournament Championship teams: 1984, 1986, 1988-1990 & 1994.

At the Provincial level, he played on 8 Senior Provincial Championship Teams: 1988-89, 1992-1994, 1996-97 & 2004 and won the Sportsmanship & Ability Award on two occasions.

At the Senior National level, he played on 7 Provincial teams (1988-89, 1992-1993, 1995, 1998 & 2007) and captured a Bronze Medal with Greensleeves Too in 1989.

Other Awards:
-Named To Senior League 4th All-Decade Team (1987-1996).
-Named One Of The Top 15 Senior League Performers (1957-2006).

Tony was known throughout his career as an outstanding player with a passion for the game and a quite leader who was completely committed to every team he represented.