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A Look Back At Terrier History
Submitted By Dan Thompson on Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Looking back at an article from 2007... TERRIERS RETURN TO HISTORIC DICKSON PARK The 2007 Terriers Home Opener in the Premier Baseball League of Ontario (PBLO) will be held at noon Sunday May 6th at the fabled Dickson Park in Cambridge.

They will play 18 home games at Dickson. Home to the original Galt and Inter County Terriers, Champions of the Senior Inter County from 1922-1924, 1927-1931, 1935, 1964, 1966, 1979 and 1983, the new generation of players did not take long to return the Terriers name to glory winning the PBLO League Championship (28-6) in 2006, followed by the Select Amateur National Developmental League of Travel Teams (Sandlott) Baseball 18u World Series Championship, held in Nashville, TN last July.

The Terriers have also won 5 Ontario Baseball Association Provincial Championships. It is with tremendous gratitude to Cambridge Minor Baseball that the present edition has been given the opportunity to continue the tradition, which goes hand in hand with the return of the Inter County Terriers to Dickson Park.

The park itself got it's name from the town founder, William Dickson, a Scot from Niagara. Looking back as far as 1949, Terriers President at the time, Gus Murray, assembled what still is to today, one of the greatest and most powerful teams to ever take the field in Canadian baseball history, boasting four ex major leaguers. Player- coach Tom Padden highlighted the list. It was a comforting feeling for Terrier team mates to look down the bench and see Padden knowing he had played with the likes of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. That season Murray modeled the Terriers after the New York Yankees-everything from players contracts to pre-game warm-ups. Even their uniforms bore the distinctive dark blue pinstripes. As part of the effort to maintain tradition, the present day Terrier uniform is accented with dark blue.

Big name players of that era, drew crowds of up to seven thousand to the park with the short right field fence, the hill in left and the endless center field that was always, and still is, unbounded by any fence. There was, in truth, more to summer than Dickson Park, but there was nothing more to Dickson Park than summer and the Inter County Terriers. Seasons have passed, stories have been told and through it all, countless players came and went. They all left their mark to a greater or lesser degree. Local baseball historians still talk about Jesse Orosco's no hitter on June 16, 1977, when the Terriers beat Guelph 15-0, and how Orosco was later pictured in Sports Illustrated after his 1986 NY Mets won the World Series over the Boston Red Sox. They talk of Major Leaguers, Rob Ducey in the 80s and 90’s and Scott Thorman of the new millennium. Now local baseball fans can look forward to the next generation to carve their way continuing the tradition of Terriers Baseball at Dickson Park. Stayed tuned for more history...
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