Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame inductee
Robert Putnam (BComm’76), of Brookfield, N.S., is being inducted into the prestigious Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame on November 20. He was a standout in fastpitch softball for his hometown Brookfield Elks, often cited as “the best player on the best team for 16 seasons”. He made 10 appearances at the Canadian Championships, leading the Elks to a National title in 1980 (he was the winning pitcher in the final game, it was the first time a team from Atlantic Canada were Canadian champs!), as well as a silver (’77) and two bronze (’78, ’86) medals. “Putty” was not only a standout pitcher, but a batting champion, lightning-like base runner, and terrific fielder, who won several MVP awards.
He is retired from his role as Director of Finance for the Town of Truro, and is well known in Maritime entertainment circles, backing his daughter Alycia on guitar , a sterling ‘fiddle’ player, and wife Kelly on the bag pipes/chanter at many venues. He is very active in several community non-profit organizations in Brookfield.
Robert was elected with others in the Class of 2020, but the pandemic cancelled the 2020 ceremony, which was pushed back to 2021.