First Name: Wilson
Last Name: Parsons
Sport: Baseball
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1998
Home Town: Sydney
County: Cape Breton County

Wilson Parsons a promising right-handed pitcher from Halifax, Nova Scotia blew out his elbow on a strikeout fastball. It happened in 1954 during a game in Charleston, West Virginia. He was working an early spring game with the New York Yankees AAA farm team and unfortunately was unable to play the same again.

Two years before the accident he threw a no-hitter for the Yankees Norfolk B farm team. The Charleston game was his second in AAA after allowing one run in eight innings to beat Toledo a week before. Parsons believes “Had I not hurt my arm, I felt certain I would have been with the big club in a year.” He continued to pitch in the minor leagues winning 13 games with Birmingham AAA in 1956, but only totalled eight wins in his last three years before ending his pro ball aspirations in 1959.

He returned home to help the Dartmouth Arrows win the last H&D League Championship. Wilson Parsons was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1998.


• Right-Handed Pitcher
• On New York Yankees AAA Farm Team
• Helped Dartmouth Arrows win last H&D League ‘Ship