Tag Archives: H&D League

Nobody Takes the Fort!

There have been two sports teams called the Halifax Citadels.  During the 1956 Halifax & District Baseball League season, there was a team called the Citadels.  This was the only season the baseball Citadels existed.  They replaced the old Cardinals … Continue reading

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Timeline of High Level Baseball in the Maritimes

Here is a brief summary of all high level baseball played in the Maritimes.  It highlights all professional, semi-professional leagues in the region.  All Major League exhibitions are also mentioned as well as some proposed leagues and teams that never … Continue reading

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A Call For Help

I enjoy putting together the historic posts for this blog.  I have done league history posts and single season posts for the 1937 & 1938 Colliery Leagues.  In future I will do the 1939 Colliery League, 1913 Maine – New … Continue reading

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Old Liverpool Ball Field

As one might guess from my posts regarding the Wanderer’s Grounds and Little Brooklyn, I have a fascination with old ball fields and what they’re used for today.  This post will be on the old Liverpool Ball Park. Baseball was … Continue reading

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There Used to Be a Ballpark

This post is about Arrow’s Ball Park, which was home to the Dartmouth Arrows of the old Halifax & District League.  The Arrows’ park was nicknamed Little Brooklyn (in honor of Ebbets Field in Brooklyn).  Little Brooklyn was located on … Continue reading

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Vern Handrahan, 1936-2016

Vern Handrahan, one of only three Major Leaguers from P.E.I. (and the only since 1900), passed away yesterday (November 2) at the age of 79 (born November 27, 1936). Handrahan was born, raised and learnt his baseball in Charlottetown.  He … Continue reading

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Halifax and District Baseball League

The H&D League operated in central Nova Scotia from 1946-59.  The H&D League was formed out of the old Halifax Defense League that operated during World War Two and was said to have hosted the best baseball in Canada, outside … Continue reading

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