Sonny Phillips

Catégorie

Athlete

Sport

Softball

Ville natale

Fredericton

Année d'intronisation

2007

Ambassadeur Sportif

athlete

Sonny Phillips

MEMBRE HONORÉ

Biographie

Ewart “Sonny” Phillips began his softball career in 1968 with the Hoyt Schooners.During the next three years his skills as a catcher and hitter would contribute to three New Brunswick and Maritime Intermediate Championships. In 1974 he graduated to the Fredericton Senior Men’s League and for twenty-one seasons was a major part of fourteen New Brunswick Championship teams.He represented New Brunswick at seventeen Canadian Senior Men’s Fast-Pitch Softball Championships, garnering all-star honours three times, and awards as the tournament’s top hitter in 1978 and Most Valuable Player in 1990. In 1978 he was recruited by the Victoria Budgets to play in the Pan American Games in Puerto Rico where the team won the gold medal. Having already been recognized by the Canadian and New Brunswick Softball Halls of Fame as well as the Fredericton Sports Wall of Fame, Sonny Phillips now takes his rightful place among New Brunswick’s sports greats. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 9, 2007

Faits rapides

  • 27 year career in softball from 1968 to 1994 

  • From 1968 to 1973 played for the Hoyt Schooners, an intermediate softball team and won three New Brunswick and Maritime championships 

  • Began playing in the Senior Men's League in Fredericton in 1974 

  • Won a total of 14 New Brunswick Senior Championships 

  • Represented New Brunswick at 17 Canadian Senior Men's Fast-Pitch Softball Championships 

  • In 1978, recruited to play for the Victoria Budgets and won gold at the Pan-American Games in Puerto Rico 

  • All-Star catcher and top hitter of the Canadian Championship in 1978 

  • All-Star catcher of the 1981 and 1984 Canadian Championships 

  • MVP of the 1990 Canadian championship 

  • MVP of the 1991 New Brunswick Softball Senior Championship 

  • Inducted into the Canadian Softball Hall of Fame as an individual athlete in 1999