Softball Newfoundland Labrador
Most Outstanding Player Awards (1963-1987)
Softball Newfoundland Labrador announced the Most Outstanding Players (1963-1987) at the 25th Anniversary Celebration.
The Most Outstanding Players (1963-1987) were Marg Davis & Ross Crocker.
Marg Davis (Fox Harbour)
Marg played in the St. John’s Senior Ladies Softball League for 16-years from 1973 to 1988 and was a member of four League Championship Teams: 1979-Black Horse, 1980 & 1981-Labatts and 1987-Big Ben’s.
She captured 1 Regular Season MVP Award (1974), 1 Playoff MVP Award (1985), 3 Golden Glove Awards (1985, 1986 & 1987), 3 Batting Titles (1974, 1975 & 1976), led the League in Hits on three occasions (1974, 1976, & 1979), led the League in Triples on four occasions (1975, 1981, 1985 & 1986), led the League in Home Runs on two occasions (1975 & 1982), led the League in RBI’s on three occasions (1975, 1976 & 1987), led the League in Doubles on three occasions (1976, 1985 & 1988), led the League in Runs Scored on two occasions (1981 & 1982) and led the League in Stolen Bases once (1974).
Marg was a member of nine Provincial Senior “A” Ladies Championship Teams. She captured back-to-back provincial crowns with the St. John’s All-Stars in 1973 & 1974, was a member of the Black Horse team that captured four championships in five seasons (1975, 1976, 1977 & 1979) and captured three titles with Labatts in 1980, 1981 & 1985. She also captured the Top Batter Award in 1978, 1980 & 1983.
Marg represented the Province at 15 straight National Senior Ladies Championships from 1974 to 1988. Over the 15-year span she played with four teams: Provincial All-Stars (1974-1977), Black Horse (1978-1979), Labatts (1980-1984) and St. John’s All-Stars (1985-1988). She captured the Batting Title in 1974 with a .582 Batting Average and was Selected to the All Canadian Team in 1986 (Outfield) and 1987 (1st Base).
Marg was named St. John’s Female Athlete of the Year (1974-1977) and Provincial Female Athlete of the Year (1977).
In 1978, she was a member of Canada’s National Senior Ladies Team that captured a Silver Medal at the Women’s Word Softball Championships in El Salvador.
In 1987, Marg was named Softball NL Female Player of the Year.
Ross Crocker (Heart’s Delight)
Ross was a member of three Junior League Championship Teams: 1966-Jays and 1967 & 1968-Guards. He captured 1 Playoff MVP Award (1966), 1 Batting Title .478BA (1969), led the league in Triples once (1969) and was named Golden Glove Award winner (1969). Ross set a Junior League Record in the 1966 Junior Finals with his team down three games to none against Gonzaga he pitched four straight wins–36 shutout innings–in leading his Jays team to the Junior City League Championship!
Ross was a member of two Provincial Junior “A” Men’s Championship Teams, both with the St. John’s Captials in 1967 & 1969. He was named the tournament’s Top Batter in 1969 with a .500BA.
Ross played in the St. John’s Senior Men’s Softball League for 23-years from 1965-1987 and was a member of 10 League Championship Teams: 1969-Arcade Specials, 1970-Guards, 1972-Black Horse, 1973, 1974 & 1975-Stokes Angels, 1976-Host Rent-A-Car, 1978-John Gregory’s, 1981-Beothuck Crushing & Paving and 1986-Venice Pizzeria.
He captured 3 Regular Season MVP Awards (1971-1973) and 5 Playoff MVP Awards (1968, 1974-1976 & 1978). He captured 8 ERA Awards (1969-1975 & 1978), 7 Pitching Awards (1970-1973, 1978, 1981 & 1985), led the league in shutouts on four occasions (1970, 1972-1974), led the league in strikeouts on two occasions (1973-1974), captured one Batting Title (1973), led the League in Hits on two occasons (1972-1973), led the League in Slugging on two occasions (1973 & 1975), led the League in RBI’s once (1968), led the League in Home Runs once (1972) and led the League in Doubles once (1985) and was selected to the All-League Team on two occasions (1974-1975).
Ross was a member of two St. John’s Day Tournament Championship Teams, both with Beothuck Crushing & Paving in 1981 & 1983. He was named the MVP of the 1981 Tournament.
Ross was a member of 11 Provincial Senior “A” Men’s Championship Teams: 1969-Chesterdawe Lumberjacks, 1970-Guards, 1971 & 1973-St. John’s Capitals, 1974-Stokes Angels, 1975-St. John’s Capitals, 1976-Host Rent-A-Car, 1980-1981-St. John’s Capitals and 1986-1987-Venice Pizzeria. He was a double winner of the following awards: MVP (1974 & 1976) and Batting Champion (1970 & 1976). He captured 1 Sportsmanship & Ability Award (1972).
Ross was a member of 3 Provincial Qualifying Championship Teams, all with the St. John’s Capitals in 1972, 1977 & 1978. He was named MVP and Top Batter (.571BA) of the 1978 Tournament. In 1976 he struckout 29 in a 7-Inning game vs. Agrentia Seals and in 1977 he hit 3 Home Runs in tournment, both tournament records.
Ross represented the Province at 16 National Senior Men’s Championships: Goose Bay (1969), St. John’s Capitals (1972-1975), Argentia Seals (1976), St. John’s Capitals (1977-1981), Stokes Angels (1982), St. John’s Capitals (1983), Best Western Travellers (1984) and Venice Pizzeria (1986-1987). He captured 1 MVP Award (1973), 1 Top Pitcher Award (1976), 1 All-Star Pitcher Selection (1976), captured a Bronze Medal in 1979 with the St. John’s Capitals and was the Top Batter (.625BA) in 1982.
In 1968, Ross was named Team MVP Guards Junior Softball Team by the Guards Athletic Association.
In 1969, Ross was named Team MVP Guards Senior Softball Team by the Guards Athletic Association.
In 1970, he was a member of the Guards Labour Day Touranament Championship Team.
In 1971, he was a member of the Provincial Junior All-Star Team that captured the Atlantic Invitational Championship. In the same year, he was picked up the Brookfield Elks, NS to play in the Senior Men’s National Softball Championships.
Ross was named St. John’s Male Athlete of the Year in 1972 and 1973.
In 1976, he was named All-Star 3B and captured the Batting Title (.583BA) at the Alpine Invitational Softball Tournament.