Remembering Don McKnight

December 30, 2019

We would like to express our condolences to the family of Don McKnight, who passed away on December 27, 2019.

 

Don McKnight's love for the game of baseball started as a player in his youth. Playing for Newmarket Baseball Association in the late 1940's, he played every position of the field. There are nine positions on a baseball field and countless more outside of the white lines. Don did them all, duties ranging from umpire to equipment manager. Even after coaching two sons, he remained in coaching and moved into the administration role. He was President of Baseball Ontario from 2006-2008. A Life member of Baseball Ontario and York Simcoe Baseball Association. Past President of Newmarket Minor Baseball Association and inducted into the Newmarket Sports hall of fame. He was the Chef de mission for the Ontario Youth Team, winning gold at the Canada Cup 2012 and 2018. Represented Baseball Ontario at the Ontario Summer Games and McKnight Baseball Field named after him. 

 

Don was a passionate baseball volunteer and made our game better through his tireless efforts. He will be missed.

 

 

 

 

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