1944 Welland, Ontario, Atlas Steels     

1944 Welland Atlas Steels

The Welland Atlas Steels captured the 1944 Ontario Senior A Baseball championship defeating the London Majors. One of the Welland stars was pitcher Sal Maglie (middle row, left) who would go on to an outstanding major league career, mainly with the New York Giants. Catcher Bill Fairs, a long-time standout in Intercounty ball in Ontario, was another member of the squad.