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 BUDDYCONDY   
William A. "Buddy" Condy Minimize

The year was 1938 and "Buddy" Condy happened to be in the right place at the right time. One of the Springhill Fencebusters, of the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League, had not managed to get off work on time. Coach "Blondie" Burden looked around for a suitable replacement, but could only see 15-year old Buddy. With two outs in the second inning, it was pitcher Edgar Cormier's turn to bat. Much to Condy's chagrin, Cormier got on, loading the bases. The 650 fans that night might have been 65,000 as far as Condy was concerned. The count went to 3-2. The fastball came down the middle and Condy hit a grand slam home run in his very first at bat in senior baseball. It was to the first of many.

After the war years, Condy played for his beloved Fencebusters but then played for a series of teams in the Halifax and District (H&D) League as he pursued his medical degree at Dalhousie University. In 1947 his Halifax Arrows won the H&D League and Maritime championships and was voted the MVP.

His lifetime batting average is the best baseball league Nova Scotians shall ever see, .356. Today, the odd baseball player is accused of corking his bats. Condy was alleged to have made his heavier. The story best describing the reverence with which Condy was held, occurred when a new Middleton pitcher asked veteran umpire, “Squirm” Noiles, how to best pitch to him. He looked the rookie in the eye and told him to "pitch the ball low and behind him."

Described by all who were fortunate enough to watch him as the most consistent long-ball hitter the province has ever seen. Condy turned down lucrative Major League offers to practice medicine in Halifax.

  
 
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