Kingston & District Sports Hall of Fame

James Arniel

Nickname: Jimmy
Birth: December 01, 1900
Deceased: March 03, 1978
Home Town: Kingston, Ontario
Inducted as: Athlete
Inducted for: Baseball,
Inducted in: 2007


A catcher from 1925 to 1935 for the Kingston Ponies, Jimmy played on Central
Ontario Baseball League championship teams in 1925, 1926, 1931 and 1932.

In 1935, he was a member of the Kingston Ponies team that won the Ontario Baseball Association senior championship, the first team in Kingston to do so.

An outstanding defensive player and later a playing coach in the Kingston Baseball
Association, Jimmy played with a Canadian Locomotive team that won four consecutive league championships.

Jim and his son, Doug, a member of Kingston’s 1967 senior team, are the only father and son from the city to win OBA titles.