Elmwood Giants 2000-2005

Elmwood Giants Senior AA Baseball Club

2002, 2004 Western Canada Senior AA Champions

2001, 2003 Manitoba Senior AA All-Stars Champions

2000, 2005 Winnipeg Senior Baseball League Champions

(pictured: 2002 Western Canada Champions)

Wawanesa Brewers 2006–11

Back Row (L–R): Wayne Gullett (Coach), Mark Shearer, Mark McGregor, Lindsey Gullett, Scott Elder, Mark Plett, Shaun Cory, Derek McGregor, Mitch Fry, Trevor Kozak, Brent Kirkup, Curt Seafoot, Ron Seafoot (Manager)

Front Row (L–R): Ryan Powers, Curtis Plett, Jeremy Plett, Cody Moore, Brock Fisher, Kain Shearer (Bat Boy), Brayden Lockhart, Bryce Fisher, Dane Seafoot, Chris Obach

Missing: David Badiou, Derek Beare, Tyler Tinant, Ryan Plett, Justin Smith, Seth Cory, Nathan Cory, Jeremy Cory (Bat Boy)

Waskada Orioles 1984–89

Back: Murray Stewart, Colin Bambridge, Lloyd McKinney, Ralph Smart, Wayne Stewart, Brad Meggison, Tim Palmer, Greg Workman
Front: Brent Montague, Tom Sclater, Ron Bertholet, Ron Stewart, Roy Kontzie

Ross Tycoles

  • Born in Reston, MB in 1954
  • A significant player, coach, and builder in the history of Manitoba Baseball
  • Perennial South West Baseball League All-Star in the 1980s as a slugging first baseman and pitcher
  • At the Provincial Championships, Ross hit five home runs including three grand slams and three doubles en route to the Deloraine Royals Championship
  • As a coach, Ross’s teams have made 17 provincial playoff appearances since 1991
  • Manitoba Baseball Association’s High-Performance Coach of the Year 2003
  • Three-time Manitoba Senior Baseball League Coach of the Year
  • High involvement in promoting and reviving baseball across Southwestern Manitoba
  • South West Baseball League President for 10 years and President of Reston Minor Baseball for 12 years
  • Manitoba Baseball Association Director and Vice-President of High-Performance for three years
  • Inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Association Honour Society in 2012

Jeff Trager

  • Born in Winnipeg, MB in 1969
  • A local star in Winnipeg for 25 years in Junior and Senior Leagues form 1987-2011
  • Jeff had a 4-year junior career in Elmwood, winning the Provincial Championship in 1987 and 1990
  • Jeff, with a few friends, formed the Kildonan Mudcats and joined the Winnipeg Senior Baseball League
  • The Kildonan Mudcats won the League Title in their first year, and Jeff was named MVP
  • Jeff also won awards such as the Outstanding Pitcher Award with the Winnipeg South Chiefs in 1995
  • Winner of the All-Star Utility Player with the Winnipeg South Chiefs Seniors in 2005
  • In 2005, Jeff won the All-Star Short-Stop Award with the St Boniface Black Sox
  • Won All-Star Third Baseman Award with the Winnipeg South Chiefs Seniors in 2009
  • Jeff was on five Provincial winners and played in two Western tournaments
  • Also coaches AA and AAA levels

Melbourne Stoughton

  • A hard-working and valuable coach who had an amazing ability to work with youth through sports
  • Spent over 20 years organizing teams and tournaments, preparing diamonds, and coaching in his hometown of Gilbert Plains, MB
  • Mel’s teams won five Manitoba Championships and three Western Canada Championships at two different levels in the four years from 1965-1968
  • Mel became the director of the Manitoba Baseball Association in the 1960’s and spent 9 years as the scorekeeper and statistician for Grandview Lakers Senior Ball in the Manitoba Senior Baseball League in the 1970’s

Gerald Palidwor

  • A respected player, coach, and organizer for baseball in Manitoba
  • Played for Springfield in the Manitoba Junior Baseball League
  • Reorganized and developed the Winnipeg Junior “B” League, where teams Gerry coached have won multiple titles
  • Organizes minor baseball in Oakbank, MB
  • Gerry has served several terms as President of the Winnipeg Senior Baseball League
  • Promoted and developed baseball programs for the 40+ age group
  • Gerry’s teams have won numerous championships in the Winnipeg Junior Baseball League
  • As a computer professional, Gerry worked to develop league-wide sites for league statistics that are still in use today

Larry Nicholls

  • Larry started playing and winning baseball at a very young age
  • A strong pitcher, catcher, and first baseman
  • In 1968, Larry began playing for Holland and helped coach the town’s A team
  • Instrumental is organizing the Santa Clara League and having it associated with the Manitoba Baseball Association
  • In 1976, Larry started umping senior ball and eventually became the Umpire-in-Chief of the Manitoba Senior Baseball League
  • Became President of Killarney Minor Ball in 1983
  • Awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Manitoba Baseball Association in 1986
  • Larry left coaching in 1987 to become a full-time umpire
  • Was an official at National Championships and Western Canada Championships numerous times and at the World Championships twice

Rod Leduchowski

  • Rod was a talented hitter, shortstop, and pitcher as well as an influential coach
  • One of very few athletes who could play with four teams in one season
  • Won the Western Canada Championships with the Elmwood Giants in 1987 in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Had a successful four-year college baseball career in North Dakota (1986-1989)
  • Distinguished career in senior baseball with the Teulon Cardinals
  • In 1999, Rod won the Manitoba AA Senior Player of the Year Award
  • Rod also coached many Teulon Minor Baseball teams, winning multiple medals and leading numerous teams to championships
  • Since 2001, Rod has been in charge of Teulon Minor Baseball
  • Rod has served for over a decade on the Interlake Minor Ball Executive