Frank Watkins lived in Reston before World War Two, and enlisted from there in the Canadian Army. Returned from the War and excelled as a pitcher with Reston, Grandview, Brandon Greys, and Souris Cardinals. He was league All Star in 1948 through 1951 while playing with Brandon Greys. In 1949 he was 17-3, and in the final game against Elmwood Giants before 5200 fans at Kinsmen Stadium, he pitched all 15 innings and singled home the winning run in a 2-1 nail-biter. The only run scored off him was by Solly Drake, later with the Chicago Cubs. He pitched for Souris Cardinals in 1953 and 1954 when they won the Central Manitoba Baseball Championship.