First Name: Robert "Bob"
Last Name: Kaplan
Sport: Baseball
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 1990
Home Town: Dartmouth
County: Halifax County

In 1946, Herm and Bob Kaplan returned to their favorite sport of baseball by launching the Dartmouth Arrows in the Halifax and District Baseball League. In 1947, the Arrows fielded a team with the likes of Buddy Condy, Chick Charlton, Billy Hannon, Brother MacDonald, Tommy Dulmage, and Neil Staples. That year they lost the first three games of the final series to the Halifax Shipyard, swept the next four and then went undefeated to the Maritime title. The story of Bob and Herm Kaplan is unique in Nova Scotia sport history, brothers close on and away from the athletic fields who combined for a total of 130 years of enthusiastic building within their communities. The Kaplans are most easily recognized as the management team behind the Halifax Arrows and later the Dartmouth Arrows of the H&D League and the Dartmouth Arrows of the Maritime Big Four Hockey League. The involvement in sport goes back to the 1930s when they organized and played for the Halifax Blue Sox in the Peoples Baseball League and the Employed Boys League, names that reflect the times in depression years Halifax. Athletes played for fun and it was fun to play with and for the Kaplans who were quick to share their talents and limited resources. Bob and Herm Kaplan was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1990.


• Management team for Halifax and Dartmouth Arrows
• Organized and played for the Halifax Blue Sox
• 1946: Launched Dartmouth Arrows, Halifax Baseball
• 1947: Dartmouth Arrows are the Maritime Champions