1996 Inductees

1996 Inductees (11)

The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame inducts 1996 Members

Lionel Conacher Football/Hockey
Toller Cranston Figure Skater
Foster Hewitt Sportscaster
George Knudson Golf
Joe Krol Football
Tom Longboat Track & Field
Sammy Luftspring Boxing
Phil Marchildon Baseball
Dr.James Naismith Basketball
Bobbie Rosenfeld Track & Field
E.P Taylor Horse Racing

Edward Plunket Taylor, (January 29, 1901 - May 14, 1989) was a Canadian business tycoon and famous breeder of thoroughbred race horses. Known to his…
Called Bobbie for her "bobbed" haircut, Fanny ("Bobbie") Rosenfeld was born December 28, 1904, in Dneipropetrovsk, Russia) Her family then immigrated to the small town…
James Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was a Canadian and naturalized American sports coach and innovator. Naismith invented the sport of basketball…
Philip Joseph Marchildon, aka Philip "Babe" Marchildon (October 25, 1913 – January 10, 1997) was a Canadian Major League Baseball pitcher. Born in Penetanguishene, Ontario,…
Sammy Luftspring was a Jewish Canadian boxer. A former Canadian Welterweight Champion and highly ranked in the Welterweight class during his career, Luftspring was forced…
Cogwagee (Thomas Longboat) (June 4, 1887 – January 9, 1949) was an Onondaga distance runner from the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation…
Joe "King" Krol (February 20, 1919 – December 16, 2008) was a Canadian Football League quarterback, running back, defensive back, and placekicker/punter from 1942 to…
George Alfred Christian Knudson, CM (June 28, 1937 – January 24, 1989) was a Canadian professional golfer, who along with Mike Weir holds the record…
Foster William Hewitt, OC (November 21, 1902 – April 21, 1985) was a Canadian radio pioneer. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Hewitt attended Upper Canada College…
Toller Shalitoe Montague Cranston, CM (born April 20, 1949) is a Canadian figure skater and painter. He is the 1971-1976 Canadian national champion, the 1974…
Lionel Pretoria Conacher, MP (May 24, 1900 – May 26, 1954), nicknamed "The Big Train", was Canada's top all-around athlete in the 1920s, excelling in…

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