Colin Abbott Accepting His HOF Induction From Bill Barron
2014 SOFTBALL NL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: COLIN ABBOTT (ATHLETE)
Colin Abbott played softball for 28-years at the Local, Provincial, National and International levels.
The Portugal Cove native played 17-years in the St. John’s Senior Men’s League between 1985 and 2012. Over that span, Abbott was a member of six championship teams: three League titles, two St. John’s Day titles and 1 Senior Provincial title.
Abbott’s Career Senior League Stats:
Regular Season: 164GP, 169H-459AB, .368BA, 99RS, 27D, 5T, 22HR, 96RBI.
Playoffs: 89GP, 93H-253AB, .368BA, 54RS, 12D, 5T, 17HR, 61RBI.
On 13 occasions Abbott played on teams that represented Newfoundland Labrador at the Canadian Senior Men’s National Fastpitch Championships. During that time his teams captured 8 medals: 3 Gold, 2 Silver & 3 Bronze. Colin also played with four other provinces at the Senior Nationals winning Gold on 3 occasions.
Colin was a member of the Canadian Senior Men’s National team and represented Canada 15 times at National and International Championships. He helped Canada capture 2 Gold Medals at the Pan American Softball Championships (1995 & 1999) and three medals at the International Softball Federation Championships: Silver in 1996 & 2004 and Bronze in 2009.
Considered by many in the game as the Most Feared Hitter In Fastpitch, Abbott not only displayed his talent on the local scene and with the Canadian National Team, but also enjoyed tremendous success participating in the International Softball Congress Championships for 18-years (1992-2009) and in numerous American Softball Association Championships between 1994-2009.
At the ISC Championships, his teams enjoyed tremendous success winning 3 Gold Medals and 3 Silver Medals and he enjoyed individual success capturing 3 MVP Awards, 1 Batting Title and 10 All-World Selections: Six 1st Team & Four 2nd Team. ISC Career Stats: 124GP, 120H-356AB, .337BA, 73RS, 24D, 4T, 24HR, 86RBI.
At the ASA Championships, his teams captured 2 Gold Medals & 2 Silver Medals and he was selected to the ASA All-World Team on five occasions: Four 1st Team Selections & One 2nd Team Selection.
Colin was named Molson Athlete of the Month three times, Telegram Athlete of the Week eight times and St. John’s Senior League Player of the Month one time.
Abbott was named Softball NL Minor Player of the Year in 1988, Softball NL Adult Player of the Year in 1989, St. John’s Athlete of the Year in 1988, 1989 & 2000 and Provincial Athlete of the Year in 1989.
In 2012 he was named Softball NL’s Most Outstanding Player (1987-2012) and was Inducted into the Sport NL Hall of Fame on April 12th, 2014.
Abbott To Be Inducted Into The 2015 ISC Hall of Fame In South Bend, IN In August.
An Outstanding Career, An Outstanding Individual!