Kingston & District Sports Hall of Fame

Jim Sprott

Birth: September 25, 1945
Home Town: Kingston, Ontario
Inducted as: Athlete
Inducted for: Baseball, Hockey,
Inducted in: 2011


One of his era’s finest all-around athletes, Jim displayed exceptional ability in hockey and baseball early on.  Upon reaching high school at Q.E.C.V.I., he went on to play basketball, football, and track and field.

In all five sports, his teammates valued his talent, leadership and unselfish character.

Jim’s Q.E. teams won a city basketball championship in 1960 and EOSSA football championships in 1961 and 1964.

In track and field, he was dominant in the 100 and 200 yard sprints, the shot put and the discus setting meet records with his throws.

In baseball, he was a frequent champion: a Lions Little League champion in 1958, a Kingscourt Pony League champion in 1960, and Eastern Ontario (EOBA) Midget champion in 1961, and a KBA Senior Men’s champion in 1963.

In hockey, he was an Ontario Midget champion in 1961, an Ontario Finalist in 1962, an Ontario Jr. B Finalist in 1963, a member of the Jr. A Peterborough Petes in 1963-64 and a 1968 Spengler Cup Silver Medalist in Switzerland with the Kingston Aces.

Jim now lives in Oakville where he coached baseball and hockey teams to provincial championships in 1984 and 1985.