Gar Taylor

Gar, who made Victoria his home in the 1930's, competed in almost all team sports but baseball became his life long passion. He started in school and in Victoria he played for the VMD when Sr. Amateur baseball reigned supreme at Athletic Park during the war years. Later he played for the Eagles, where he finished his field days as their manager. In 1962 Gar took on the job as acting president of the Victoria and District Baseball Association when the graduating Little Leaguers needed places to play. Leagues like Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, Colt and Pony were formed and through their fund raising the Baseball Association was able to assist the new organizations. Agreements with the Parks Board saw the baseball funds help develop diamonds at Topaz, Reynolds, Bullen and other locations.

saveonABOUT THE GREATER VICTORIA
SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.

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