This Sunday Simon Galpin will play his 700th Senior Club Game against Henley & Grange at Home @ 3pm.
Simon made his debut into Senior baseball in 1996/1997 at the age of 16 as a utility player with many baseball tools. He tried his hand in the Infield, Catching, Pitching and then found his home at Centre Field. It is here where he has spent most of his playing time.
As a rookie, Simon came into our squad fresh out of Seaton High School Baseball Program as the Shark of the Year ready to take on the world and still, after 636 Division 1 Games, carries this attitude into the game.
It is this attitude that has seen him spend 6 years in the Claxton Shield Team 2001/2002, 2002/2003, 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2005/2006 and 2007/2008
4 Division 1 Premierships for the Indians and numerous finals campaigns.
He has provided many exciting moments from spectacular catches, blistering speed around the base paths, a consistent hitter and a gun for an arm.
Who would forget the Grand Salami in Game 3 of the 2006 GF to sink the final nail in Ports’ coffin?
Over the years Rexy has worked through some tough injuries from a hernia to a shoulder that has worn over time.
It is his desire to get through these injuries, fierce determination for success and to continue to be a key player in Division 1 that sets a true example to all his team mates.
These attributes make his leadership and role as Club Captain well deserved.
A true club man Rexy helps out around the club whenever needed and is now coaching his son Sam at Little League to bring through the next generation for Goodwood Indians. Along with his wife Megan who has been our social director and given Simon so much support for all of the 700 games.
Simon has played
- 636 Division 1 games
- 63 Division 2 games
Congratulations and thank you for the many memories you have given us.