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Harvey Bailie
Born: 1932
Died: 2007
Discipline: Coach, Baseball
Years Active: Over 38 Years
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Harvey Bailie

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  • Born in Fullarton Township, Perth County in 1932; died in London, March 2007.
  • Coached Byron minor baseball teams to 4 OBA championships and 11 league championships.
  • Teacher/Vice-Principal/Principal in the London (now Thames Valley) School District for almost 35 years.
  • An active member of the Byron Optimist Club for 38 years and a founding member of the Byron Optimist Sports Complex committee.
  • President of Byron Optimist Baseball and member of the London District Baseball Association for more than 20 years.
  • Byron Optimist Sports Complex includes the Harvey Bailie Diamond
  • As Vice President of Baseball Canada represented Canada at international meetings and major tournaments in Amsterdam, Milan, Kobe, Seoul, and Havana.
  • Chef de Mission for Baseball Canada at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
  • Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame member.
  • 1988 Winter Olympics Torch Relay participant.