First Name: Steven
Last Name: Whelan
Sport: Baseball
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: Original
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

Steven Whelan was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was one of the best baseball players from Halifax just after the turn of the century. Whelan could play any position and was a powerful hitter in both the amateur and professional leagues.

In 1906, Whelan played in the Senior League with St. Patrick’s. He started out playing shortstop, but by the end of the season he had played every position on the field, including catcher and pitcher. In 1911, he played for Johnny Murphy’s Standards in the Nova Scotia Professional League. He was the catcher for the team, and continued to be a powerful hitter.

Many people referred to Whelan as the most dangerous slugger in the league. In 1916, after the professional league disbanded, Whelan joined the semi-professional Halifax Crescents team. It was there that he showed his versatility as an athlete, playing the shortstop position, catcher position for 10 games, pitcher, and filling in as a third baseman for many games. He was one of the best baseball players ever to play in Nova Scotia.

Steven Whelan is an Original Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame Inductee.


• Powerful hitter: amateur and professional leagues
• Member of 1906 St. Patrick’s Team in Senior League
• Pro league member: 1911 Johnny Murphy’s Standards
• Star player for Halifax Crescents Team
• Could play any position on the baseball field