Eddy McDonald Presenting Blair Langmead With His HOF Induction
2014 SOFTBALL NL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: BLAIR LANGMEAD (ATHLETE)
Blair Langmead (Flatrock) played two seasons in the St. John’s Junior League and 23-seasons in the St. John’s Senior League.
In Junior, Blair played for the Junior 50’s in 1985 and 1987. In 1985, his Junior 50’s club captured the Regular Season and League Championship and in 1987 he was named to the All-League Team-Outfield.
He played in two Provincial Junior Championships in 1985 and 1987, both with the Junior 50’s, and helped the club to a 2nd Place finish in 1987.
At the Junior Nationals, he played with the Junior 50’s club that competed in the 1985 and 1986 tournaments and captured a Bronze Medal in 1985.
Blair patrolled the outfield in the St. John’s Senior League for 23-seasons and with six different teams: Junior 50’s (1986), Big Ben’s (1987), Greensleeves (1988-2001), Newfoundland Herald (2002-2003), Sundance (2004) and Impact Signs (2005-2008).
Over the course of his 23-year Senior League Career, he captured 5 Regular Season Titles: 1987-1989, 2003 & 2004 and 7 Playoff Championships: 1987-1992 & 1996.
Blair finished his Senior League Career with a .317 Batting Average (512H-1614AB) in 512 Games! He led the League in Hits on six different occasions, won the Top Batter twice, 1 MVP Award, 1 Comeback Player of the Year Award and 14 All-League Team Selections-Outfield.
Career Regular Season Stats:
Batting: 512GP, 512H-1614AB, .317BA, 344RS, 64D, 14T, 64HR, 241RBI.
Career Playoffs Stats:
Batting: 164GP, 152H-543AB, .280BA, 82RS, 17D, 6T, 12HR, 58RBI.
Blair played on five St. John’s Day Tournament Championship teams: 1988-1990, 1994 & 2003.
At the Provincial level, Langmead played on 8 Senior Provincial Championship Teams: 1988-89, 1992-94, 1996-1997 & 2004 and captured one Batting Crown.
At the Senior National level, he played on 13 Provincial teams (1988-89, 1992-1993, 1995, 1998-2000, 2004-2007) and captured 4 Medals: 3 Silver and 1 Bronze. Was instrumental in Impact Signs (Silver Medal) reaching the Canadian Senior Men’s Fastpitch Championship in 2005 in St. Thomas, ON.
-Named To Senior League 5th All-Decade Team (1997-2006).
-Named One Of The Top 15 Senior League Performers (1957-2006).
The foregoing stats are indicative of the type of career enjoyed by Blair. There is no denying he was a great ball player, an impact player, who brought intensity to every game. His eagerness to win was consistently displayed by his on field competitiveness.