Mirrison Scott – Athlete

Morrison Scott began a lengthy softball pitching career at the age of 16 with the Prince Albert Lehrers.  In 1941, Scott joined the navy and played with a navy all-star squad while posted in Victoria.  In 1943, he led that team to the British Columbia Championship.

After returning to Canada from Europe in 1945, Scott pitched in the Halifax Commercial League.  He made his mark in this league with two no-hitters while leading his club to the Nova Scotia Intermediate championship.  After his discharge, Scott moved back to Saskatchewan where he played for the Osler Monarchs and the Olympics, dominating the Saskatoon Senior Men’s League.

In 1949 Scott moved to Calgary.  It was while playing in the Alberta Big Six Fastball League that he struck out 22 batters in one game. In 1953 he led the Calgary Doodlebugs to the Western Canadian championship, pitching a three‑hitter in the final game. That club also competed at the world championship in Fresno, California.

Scott’s pitching prowess and timely hitting made him a dominant player with clubs in Red Deer and later Edmonton.  He was described in the Red Deer Advocate as probably the best fastball pitcher in Western Canada.

In 1971 Scott returned to Saskatchewan and at the age of 53 pitched for the Clouston Lads. That club captured the Saskatchewan 8-7 victory over the Regina Raiders, a contest that completed a four-decade career.

Inducted into the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.