Layton Ferguson was born in Port Morien, Nova Scotia, in 1908. He played Junior, Intermediate, and Senior baseball in Port Morien and then moved on to play with the Sydney Reserve Miner Boys in the Cape Breton Colliery League. They were the first Cape Breton baseball team to reach the Nova Scotia finals in 1932.
Ferguson went on to play for the professional Glace Bay Miners team. He was one of the local stars in the Cape Breton Colliery League in 1936, pitching against many American professional imports who had a great deal of Major League experience. Ferguson proved he belonged with this class of players, pitching and winning two games of the Colliery League finals.
After his retirement from playing baseball he became the President of the Cape Breton Junior League and the Secretary-Treasurer of the Cape Breton Colliery League. He went on to organize Junior baseball in Port Morien and helped organize a midget baseball league for Glace Bay.
Layton” The Iron Man” Ferguson later became a lawyer and received a Master of Laws from McGill University. Layton Ferguson is an Original Sport Hall of Fame Inductee.
• Played with the Sydney Reserve Miner Boys team
• First team from Cape Breton to reach NS finals
• Played professionally for the Glace Bay Minors
• Pitched successfully against US pros for CB
• President of Cape Breton Junior League
• Secretary/Treasurer of Cape Breton Colliery League
• Organized Junior baseball in Port Morien
• Organized midget baseball in Glace bay