Dr. George Evans

Manager - Dr. E. George Evans
Dr. E. George Evans

During the 1920’s and 30’s the sound of the crack of the bat and the smack of leather dominated the Huntsville Sporting scene. At one time there was a baseball facility nearby the present Centennial Center, that could seat nearly 700 fans. The seating capacity was needed as Huntsville was very well represented by one of the Province’s more outstanding baseball teams. The Huntsville “RED SOCKS” as they were known were led, by “Doc Evans” who acted as manager and the driving force behind the local baseball scene.
In 1926 and 1932 The Huntsville Red Socks managed to make the Ontario Semi Finals, losing in 1926 to a factory team from the Good Year Rubber Plant in Toronto, and in 1932 to a team from Gananoque. Although many names on the player roster changed during this time, names such as Rice, Chantler, Cooper and Brothers, one name always remained constant, that being Dr. George Evans.