Softball NL is saddened to learn that Gus Crotty passed away on Monday, May 5th, 2014.
To Gus’s family and friends, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Gus Crotty played 15-years (1967-74, 1976-1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985 & 1989) in the St. John’s Senior Men’s Fastpitch League. He was a member of three League Championship Teams (1972, 1973 & 1974), two Provincial Senior Championship Teams (1973 & 1974), two Provincial Junior Championship Teams (1969 & 1970), two Provincial Senior “B” Championship Teams (1986 & 1988) and three Senior Men’s National Teams (1972, 1973 & 1974). He finished his career with a .197 Batting Average in the Regular Season and a .224 Batting Average in the Playoffs, He was named Comeback Player of the Year in 1969 and captured the Golden Glove Award in 1973.
Member of the Following Senior Teams:
London Aces (1967-1968)
Chester Dawe Lumberjacks (1971)
Black Horse (1972)
Stokes Angels (1973-1974 & 1976)
Modern Paving (1977)
Molson (1979, 1981 & 1983)
Big Ben’s (1985)
Silver Dollar (1989)
Career Regular Season Batting Stats:
214GP, 107H-543AB .197BA, 70R, 9D, 1T, 6HR, 36SB, 6SAC, 3HBP, 24BB, 41RBI
Career Playoff Batting Stats:
63GP, 32H-143AB .224BA, 21R, 4D, 1T, 0HR, 8SB, 2SAC, 1HBP, 3BB, 6RBI
3 Senior League Championships:
Black Horse (1972)
Stokes Angels (1973 & 1974)
2 Provincial Senior Championships:
St. John’s Capitals (1973)
Stokes Angels (1974)
2 Provincial Junior Championships:
St. John’s Capitals (1969 & 1970)
2 Provincial Senior “B” Championships:
Placentia Silver Dollar (1986 & 1988)
3 Senior Men’s National Tournaments:
St. John’s Capitals (1972 & 1973)
Stokes Angels (1974)
Named Comeback Player of the Year In 1969 As A Member Of Crosbies
1969: 15GP, 12-49 .245BA, 7R, 1D, 1SB, 3BB, 2RBI, .265SLG, .288OBP, .911FP
1968: 11GP, 2-29 .069BA, 2R, 1BB, 2RBI, .069SLG, .100OBP, .865FP
Golden Glove Award Winner in 1973 As A Member Of Stokes Angels
Gus Crotty Set The Record For Stolen Bases In A Season With 12 In 1971. A Record Which Stood For 39 Years!
The Record Was Broken On Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 When Justin Gill (Imagewear Custom Apparel) Led Off The Bottom Of The 5th Inning With A Single To Left-Field, Then Stole Second Base Which Was His 13th Stolen Base Of The Season And With That Broke The 39-Year Old Single Season Stolen Base Record Held By Gus Crotty (Chester Dawe Lumberjacks in 1971=12). Gill Then Added To His Total By Stealing Third Base For His 14th Stolen Base And Would Finish The Season With 14 SB.
Gus Crotty Was In Attendance At Lions Park On Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 To Witness Justin Gill Breaking His 39-Year Old Record.
CROTTY, Gus (Augustine) Passed peacefully away on Monday, May 5, 2014 after a brief illness, in the presence of his loving family at the age of 62. Predeceased by his parents Leo and Mary Crotty. Leaving to mourn his three children Mark (Vernon, B.C.), Laura (Allen Jones, Vernon, B.C.) and Kyle (Michelle, Nain , NL); Two beautiful grand-daughters Maggie and Nikki Jones; six siblings Peggy Walsh (nee Crotty), Walter (Kathy), Ignatius, Faith (John Piccolo, Halifax NS), twin brother Al (Ann), and Mary (Chris Vardy); Also his nephews and nieces: Craig Walsh (Pam, Fort Smith NWT), Erin Crotty (Ken Brough, Ottawa ON), Shannon Crotty, Leslie (Darryl Ball, Beaver Bank NS), Jonathan Crotty (Erin), Alison (Dave d’Entremont), and Colleen (Jason Peckham, Windsor ON): as well as numerous other family members and close friends, especially Dominic O’Reilly, Milley Careen, Norman Corrigan and their families. At Gus’s Request, cremation has taken place. Resting at Caul’s Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Visitation on Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from Caul’s Chapel on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 1 p.m. with inurnment to follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice.