Stealers: How it all began

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An energetic baseball loving high school teacher, Ian Anderson, started a baseball comp in 1974 between St. Ives High School and Turramurra High School. Gradually as this comp became more popular, Cliff Oval became their base and then they moved to Golden Jubilee after it was developed from the local tip. The numbers grew rapidly forcing them to split the teams into three clubs — Willoughby, Ryde and St. Ives becoming Ku-ring-gai Stealers Baseball Club established in 1977. Thornleigh, Pennant Hills, Beecroft and Berowra added teams to play in the competition and a special committee was formed to run that competition. In 1988 the North Shore Major League Club was formed by combining the Ku-ring-gai and Mosman Major League Clubs.

Because of the phenomenal growth of the Stealers, another club was formed called Kissing Point. In 2003 Ku-ring-gai Stealers moved from the North Shore Junior Baseball League to the Ryde-Hornsby Baseball League, now Ryde Hawks Baseball league and features strongly in providing rep players for ages U10, U12, U14 & U16

Entering our 35th anniversary year, this is a great time to be apart of Stealers.

By |2018-07-26T17:29:08+00:00Monday, January 28, 2013|Baseball, Club News|1 Comment

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  1. Daryl Hallam February 4, 2013 at 1:11 am - Reply

    The historian has forgotten about or never knew of the explosive development of the game at both junior & senior level at Hornsby Heights Sports Club. I know as I & Nino Bonello took the game to Hornsby Heights from the Stealers Club when we went there for only 2 years. When we returned to the Stealers, we had wiped out cricket at that club. They eventually joined with Berorwa (when it closed) to form the Rangers
    Baseball club. Cheers Daryl Hallam..

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