Ferguson Sr., George H. (1980)
From Dignity Memorial
Mr. Ferguson was born in Lewiston, July 19, 1922 the son of Valerie and Hugh Ferguson and the brother to Arthur, Helen and Francis Ferguson. He was educated in local schools and remained a lifelong resident of this community of Lisbon Falls. In his younger days he loved and played baseball for many of the Lewiston teams, especially the Mohawks. His competitive spirit and baseball skills attracted the attention of the Boston Braves, but his career with them was cut short due to a serious knee injury. In 1981 George became a proud inductee into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame and also recently witnessed the same honor being bestowed upon his son. Mr. Ferguson was a proud Veteran of the Military having served his country in the U.S. Army until his Honorable Discharge in 1944 and was a Lifetime Member of the American Legion Post 158 in Lisbon.
Ferguson used Lewiston High play under Coach Hyme Shanahan as a springboard to semi-pro ball. He and fellow townsman Harry Lizotte campaigned for Bradford Pa. Ferguson played all nine positions for several Maine combines. He is best remembered for hard and accurate throws from a shortstop post.