The Hall of Famer was remembered at a memorial service Thursday as one of the finest kickers in Canadian football. Box died Sunday at the age of 91.
Box, whose full name was Albert George Box, spent two years with the junior Malvern Grads in 1928-29 and once kicked 13 single points in a game.
"It was a windy day." he explained.
He joining Balmy Beach in 1930-31, helping the team win the Grey Cup that year with an 11-6 victory over Regina.
Lew Hayman and the Toronto Argonauts then acquired Box and he helped them to the Grey Cup in 1993 before returning to Balmy Beach from 1935 to 1938. The Argo team includes such notables as Ted Reeve and Ross Trimble.
In 1934 he won the Jeff Russell Memorial Trophy as the most outstanding player in the Eastern Division.
Box was a halfback and kicker in an era where the single point was a key weapon in a team's arsenal -- the forward pass wasn't introduced until 1932. Box could boom a punt for 60 yards. He could run a bit as well and was rated one of the top halfbacks of the era alongside the likes of Huck Welch and Bummer Stirling.
He was inducted as a player in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1965 and in the Canada's Sports hall of Fame in 1975.
Box also starred in senior baseball and fastball in Toronto.
He worked as a sportswriter for the Toronto Telegram in the early '30s before moving to Minden, Ont., to operate a lodge in the summers.