In memory of James Tonks
October 6, 1992 to April 11, 2012
James played with the Baseball Calgary 2010 Midget team and will always
be remembered for his dedication to baseball and his desire to see
kids develop in their skills and love of the sport. He appreciated
the people who invested in his life and believed in paying it forward.
"How can you not be romantic about baseball?"
Billy Beane in "Moneyball"
James' Recipe for Success
Happiness and success will follow
Tribute Presentation to Players
Players and parents alike were invited to a tribute presentation at the diamond where Baseball Calgary designated the east diamond "Home" dugout to be now called the "Tonks Dugout". A plaque is mounted in James' honor. Although the new boys coming up did not know James, he loved the game of baseball and spent much of his time teaching others the elements of the game. Present were his mother, Candy Adams and his brother Shane Graham.
2012 Bantam Team at Tribute