First Name: William
Last Name: Carter
Sport: Baseball
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1998
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

Halifax native William Carter first became a familiar figure on the sports scene as a batboy for the 1947 Halifax Arrows, H&D League, and Maritime Champions. In the midst of such diamond heroes as Buddy Condy, Frankie Redmond, and Doc Acocella, Carter observed the best in action and quickly learned the game. When the Arrows ousted the Kentville Wildcats in 1950 and emerged as H&D League champs, Carter was once again pictured with the Arrows, this time as a utility infielder who hit a respectable .250.

In the early weeks of the 1951 season, Carter batted .320 and .302 for the Halifax Capitals and the Arrows, but still failed to secure a spot in the fabled league. He performed with Lockeport for a season and a half and returned to star in the H&D League in 1953. As a member of the Halifax Cardinals, he was one of the few stars for the struggling Halifax franchise.

A year later, the Cardinals won both the regular season and the playoffs with Carter batting .316, including a seven-for-seven game against Stellarton. In 1955, his season started as a banner one. Hitting consistently, he suddenly had his season end when he broke his leg while attempting a double play. Carter retired from baseball in 1962.

William Carter passed away on December 3rd, 1973 at the age of 43.

(Reference: Annual Program Induction Article by Burton Russell)


• Bat Boy 1947 Halifax Arrows
• Utility Infielder Halifax Arrows 1950
• Starred in H & D League in 1953
• Joined Independent Canning Habs 1960
• Won Senior Provincial Title 1960
• 1969 Howie Spear’s Hfx Keith’s Prov Sr A Softball
• Summer 1969 Selected for NS Senior Men’s Team