First Name: Reginald
Last Name: Beazley
Sport: Baseball
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1990
Home Town: Dartmouth
County: Halifax County

Born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on January 26, 1910, Reginald Beazley was an all-round athlete who refused to part with the sports he loved when his playing days ended. The Dartmouth native, an outstanding athlete in baseball, hockey, and track and field, became one of the most active sport officials in the province. He refereed both hockey and baseball at the highest possible provincial levels.

Beazley refereed for the Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League during the Second World War when the calibre of play was nearly equal to that of the National Hockey League. He was an umpire in the Halifax and District Baseball League when the circuit was sending players by the score to the major and high minor leagues of professional baseball.

As an umpire, he liked to patrol the infield where his speed and agility kept him on top of the play. As a hockey official, he had no trouble keeping up with the fastest playmakers the Nova Scotia League could provide. Beazley refereed in the Big Four and Six Hockey Leagues, which were similar in calibre to the American Hockey League, but he refused a promotion to pro hockey because he preferred to stay at home where he could handle both baseball and hockey games.

Reginald Beazley was named Dartmouth’s Citizen of the Year in 1981 and his induction into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame was held in 1990.

Reginald passed away on February 23rd, 1994.


• Reginald excelled in baseball, hockey and track
• 1 of the most active sport officials in NS
• Refereed baseball at highest provincial level
• Umpire in Halifax and District baseball league
• Dartmouth’s Citizen of the Year, 1981