• Baseball
  • 1995
  • Athlete

Arthur Leggatt

It isn’t easy to get from Chatham to the San Joaquin valley of California. Art Leggatt completed that trip, fuelled by the combination of a streaming fastball and unforgiving forkball.

Following a two-year stint in the Cleveland Indians’ minor system, and, as a consequence of an arm that would not respond to treatment, he returned to the Miramichi to continue his 26-year career as one of our finest homegrown baseball talents. Championships came fast and frequently for his Ironmen teammates until his retirement in 1981.

He has been honoured before, as a pro and amateur all-star, as sportsman of the year, and by induction in the New Brunswick Baseball and Chatham Halls of Fame.

To paraphrase a former American general: “Old pitchers never die; they just become equally superb first basemen!”

Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 3, 1995.

Quick Facts

  • Helped Chatham Ironmen to two provincial and two Maritime titles
  • Played minor league baseball in the Cleveland Indians’ organization; spent the 1964 season pitching for the Indians’ Class A farm team in Dubuque, Iowa
  • Played Class AA in 1965 in Salinas, California
  • Played with the Chatham Ironmen from 1966-81
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