William Fitzgerald

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Birthdate 1888
Birthplace
Year Inducted 2013
Category Athlete
Sport Lacrosse

BIOGRAPHY

  • Played minor Lacrosse in St. Catharines 1904-1906
  • Played senior with St. Catharines Athletics 1907-1908
  • (Team never lost a game in 2 years)
  • Turned professional with the Toronto Lacrosse Club 1909-1910
  • Won the Canadian Championship both years 1909-1910
  • Won the Canadian Lacrosse Championship with Vancouver Lacrosse Club 1911
  • Along with Newsy Lalonde became the top 2 highest paid athletes in all sports
  • Returned to St. Catharines & organized a Semi-Pro team in Ontario 1918

SPORT AFFILIATIONS

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Canadian Lacrosse Championship 1909-1910
  • Elected to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in Toronto 1961
  • Elected to the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame 1965
  • Elected to the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame 1997