It is with deep sadness that Tillsonburg Minor Baseball has to say goodbye to one of our own, Sam Lamb. Sam has been a apart of Tillsonburg Baseball for many years in many capacities, as a player, a coach and a long time board member. We have truly been blessed to have had Sam as a part of Tillsonburg Minor Baseball and we are so thankful for all that he has done.
These are just a few of the highlights of Sam's storied baseball career.
He began playing as a starting pitcher in 1947 for the men's senior team in Tillsonburg.
In 1973 he coached The Tillsonburg Jets to a Women's A Provincial Fastball Championship.
In 1974, he started the Tillsonburg Red Sox. He also started the Tillsonburg Old Sox, an old timers team that has won three Canadian National Championships.
He was a member of the Canadian National Baseball Championship team in 1999.
in 2005 he managed the Tillsonburg Old Sox team to winning the Canadian National Baseball title for 35+.
In June 2011 the hardball field was renamed Sam Lamb baseball field in recognition of Sam's long standing contributions to the community and specifically baseball in Tillsonburg.
In 2020 Sam Lamb's baseball #2 was retired, #2 will always and forever be Sam's number in Tillsonburg.
Sam loved baseball and he especially loved watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren play ball, he was so proud of all of them. The ball games won't be the same without seeing Sam there, smiling, cheering and maybe arguing a call or two. There aren't enough words to thank Sam enough for all of his contributions to Tillsonburg Minor Baseball. We tip our caps in respect and thanks, you will be missed!