First Name: Billy
Last Name: Richardson
Sport: Baseball
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: Original
Home Town: Stellarton
County: Pictou County

“Billy” Richardson was said to be Stellarton’s number one athlete. He made his debut in Senior Baseball in 1917 in Westville, Nova Scotia. In 1920, Richardson moved from the outfield to playing the pitcher position. The left-hander struck out 22 batters while playing for Westville in 1921, on one of the strongest teams that Stellarton ever had.

In 1923, Richardson joined the Bear River team and took them to the Nova Scotia finals. He went professional in 1924, spending two years playing for Middleton until the professional league folded in 1926. He was then able to regain his amateur status and returned to lead the Westville team to the provincial title.

Richardson went on to graduate from Dalhousie Law School. While at Dalhousie, he played basketball to keep his arm in shape for pitching. In 1927, he was still pitching — this time for the Stellarton Albions. He will always be remembered as one of Nova Scotia’s best of his time.


• Struck out 22 batters in 1921 for Westville
• Professional career started, 1923 with Middleton
• Returned to Westville team in 1926
• Played for Stellarton Albions, 1927