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Lloyd Simpson, Administrators and Officials
Written by: Jamie Simpson
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In 1976 he took his league champion, King Farms of Owen Sound, to Long Beach, Ca to compete in their first-ever ISC World Tournament. The team dubbed “Team
Carrol Forbes, founder of the ISC, appointed Lloyd as Travel League Director for his respective area in 1977. For the following sixteen years, Lloyd would bring ISC fastball to
With new ideas came hardships and hurdles. With the lack of respect from the
With perseverance his message started to get through to some teams and these teams began joining the ISC Travel League. Over the years, many great teams have played in this league. Teams such as the Owen Sound Selects, Waterloo Twins and Toronto Gators have shown great success at the ISC World Tournament.
Lloyd wanted to grow the game outside of just the
With the persuasion of Bob Tomlinson, Lloyd contributed to the start of what is now the I.S.C. Developmental Program. In 1991, Midget teams traveled to the Midget World Tournament along with other teams from
Up until his passing in 1996 after a valiant fight with cancer, Lloyd knew that the youth was the future of the I.S.C. This was always a focus for him to keep fastball going. He established pitching clinics which are still running today. In his later years he would be seen at ball parks with PCI on the back of his coat. It stood for Pitching Coach Instructor. He traveled across
He was proud to be part of the I.S.C. and everything it stood for. His service to the ISC for sixteen years was one of the most important things of his life.
Lloyd’s family including his wife Verna, twenty children and grandchildren supported him in all of his endeavors. They are honoured and would like to thank the ISC for acknowledging him as a member of their Hall of Fame.
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