First Name: Jim
Last Name: Beckman
Sport: Baseball
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 2003
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

Jim Beckman was a standout hockey and baseball player from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Beckman played and starred with the import-laden Windsor Maple Leafs hockey team from 1959 to 1965, capturing the Maritime Senior title with the 1964 team. His hockey exploits landed him a tryout with the Boston Bruins.

Beckman played baseball for the Halifax Cardinals of the Halifax & District League and was a standout with the Hantsport Shamrocks in Nova Scotia, Thetford Mines, in Quebec, and in Grand Falls, Newfoundland. He was offered a tryout with the Atlanta Braves.


• Fairview Midgets Provincial Champions 1955
• Played 2 Seasons Lakeshore Bruins TO Jr B League
• Turned down offer to play for the AHL
• 1960 2nd in League Scoring with Windsor NS Senior
• 1963-64 Captured Maritime Senior Title
• 1969 Playing Coach & Town Rec Director Grand Falls
• Refereed for 3 years at all Levels
• Refereed 1980, 84 and 88 Canadian Olympic Teams
• Played on 8 Championship Teams
• Played in 7 Allan Cup Playoffs
• Has played every position, including Goalie
• Played for 22 years (1952-1974)
• Refereed for 18 years (1974-1992)
• One of the Best Baseball Players in NS
• Baseball Career Lasted 26 years (1953-1979)
• Given 1961 Invite to Atlanta Braves Training Camp
• Playing Coach Hantsport 2-Time League MVP
• Led Team to Maritime Senior Championship ’61 & ’64