First Name: Mellish
Last Name: Lane
Sport: Baseball
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: Original
Home Town: Lunenburg
County: Lunenburg County

Mellish Lane, of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia was the “Iron Man” of the Maritime Baseball League of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Mellish could pitch both left and right handed and possessed terrific speed. He was known for his infamous slider pitch called the “drop”, and for his classic “windmill” pitching style. Mellish was one of the best, if not the best pitcher ever produced in Nova Scotia.

Mellish was a member of the Maritime College Players, a team that toured the United States and Canada in order to make enough money to pay for their tuition. They won 52 of 69 games against the outstanding American teams and Mellish would regularly be call upon to pitch double headers. Mellish was a strong man who could pitch all day if need be and loved to challenge batters. He pitched all 6 games in the 1930 Maritime Senior Base Championships when Halifax St. Agnes defeated the Moncton C.C.’s.

Aside from baseball, Mellish was an excellent curler, and an all-around sports enthusiast. Mellish passed away August 15, 1976, and is an original Sport Hall of Fame inductee.


• Nicknamed the ‘iron man’ of Maritime Baseball
• Could pitch left and right handed
• Known for his ‘drop’ and ‘windmill’ pitching
• Member of college players team
• Also excelled in curling