Philip Edward Marchildon

Philip Edward Marchildon, baseball player (b at Penetanguishene, Ont 25 Oct 1913). He was pitching in a semipro Ontario league when discovered at a Barrie tryout camp. He joined the Philadelphia Athletics in 1940 and, despite a 3-year interruption for war service, won 68 major league games before retiring in 1950. In 1947, 14 of his 19 wins for the 5th-place Athletics were against first-division teams. Marchildon is a member of the Canadian Baseball and Canadian Sports halls of fame.