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Simpson, Cedric (Ceddy) (1981)


Simpson, Cedric (Ceddy) (81)

Cedric Simpson was cool and cagey as a baseball, football and basketball player, but when he was watching one of his three sons play sports a different person came out—those seated near him were lucky to escape with their lives.

Like many ballplayers, Simpson, an Edward Little athletic giant in the 1920’s, found it easier on himself to play than watch.

His three sons, Bob, Jerry and Mike, were some of the best ballcarriers the Deering Rams ever fielded.

Bob and Jerry later attended the University of New Hampshire and Mike went to New Hampston Prep School.

Always a catcher and centerfielder, he played in various baseball leagues, spanning almost 20 years. Some of his road stops: Eastern Maine Conference seminary in Bucksport after Edward Little; next two seasons with Three Rivers (Quebec) of the Provincial League; then two years as catcher with the Saratoga springs (N.Y.) All-Stars; a year in the Twilight League tor Ray's Diner; and finally with the Lewiston-Auburn Twins under Maine Hall of Famer Bucky Gaudette.

Simpson will join Gaudette as a member of the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame this year, an honor he well deserves.


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