|6 ft 4 in (0 m)|
225 lb (102 kg)
|Born||February 25, 1938,|
St. Thomas, ON, CAN
|Died||January 20 2006 (aged 67),|
|Pro Career||1964 – 1977|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Football[edit | edit source]
Ball spent six years in the Canadian Football League as a defensive end.
Hockey[edit | edit source]
Ball would earn the nickname "Badman" because of the excessive time that he spent in the penalty box as a member of the New Haven Blades. As a member of the New Haven Blades, Ball had four consecutive seasons of at least 290 penalty minutes, including a career high 362 PIMs in 1968-69. During the 1968-69 season, Ball also recorded a career high in assists (42) and points (55).
After a single season with the Johnstown Jets, Ball would be named player-coach for the Jacksonville Rockets on September 13, 1971. Despite holding a position as player-coach, Ball - along with goaltender Ted Ouimet - were dealt to the Syracuse Blazers on December 15, 1971.
Acting career[edit | edit source]
Ball had a minor role in the movie Slap Shot. He played the role of defenceman Gilmore Tuttle. Tuttle, was billed as being from Mile 40, Saskatchewan, and was running a donut a shop after his retirement from hockey. Tuttle was also claimed to be the "former penalty-minute record holder for the years 1960 to 1968 inclusive." Gilmore Tuttle, according to public address announcer Jim Carr, wore uniform number 10.
"We'll straighten you out, you little prick."
——Gilmore Tuttle, a character played by Blake Ball in the movie Slap Shot.