First Name: John "Hap"
Last Name: Hanlon
Sport: Baseball
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: Original
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

John “Hap” Hanlon was an excellent baseball player with the professional Halifax Socials and with the semi-professional Halifax Crescents between 1920-1920. Hanlon was a renowned catcher and there were few that equalled him. Described as the most outstanding baseball player ever to be developed in Halifax, Hanlon would have furthered his professional baseball career if not for the outbreak of WWI.

The baseball player changed his uniform as he was called upon to serve his country. Upon his return home to Nova Scotia, he got involved with baseball again but this time as a manager. He went on to manage several teams in both Halifax and Yarmouth.


• Played for the professional Halifax Socials
• Played semi-pro with the Halifax Cresents
• Well known catcher
• Managed several teams in Halifax and Yarmouth