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

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

Mike Krykewich

  • Born in Grandview, MB in 1965
  • Respected coach who contributed invaluably to baseball in Manitoba
  • Coached Manitoba Provincial teams at every level, including Manitoba’s select team for the Canada Cup
  • Guest Coach with Women’s National Team in 2009 and was awarded Baseball Canada’s Coach of the Year Award
  • Coached internationally in Cuba, in Japan at the World Children’s Baseball Fair, and in England to promote baseball
  • Vice-President in both Coaching and Marketing, as well as serving on the Management Committee of Baseball Manitoba
  • Mike volunteered his time to begin a baseball program at the University of Winnipeg on minimal funding and developed it into official status within the NAIA program

Glen Johnson

  • Born in Winnipeg, MB in 1961
  • Contributed immensely to baseball in Manitoba as an umpire and an administrator
  • Began umpiring in the 1970s
  • Umpired all levels of national and international tournaments
  • Became the youngest umpire to work in the Olympics in the Atlanta Summer Olympics of 1996
  • Glen was the plate umpire for the Toronto Blue Jays vs. Team Canada for the 1992 Exhibition Game
  • Throughout his career, Glen developed, instructed, and supervised multiple umpire clinics
  • Inaugural recipient of Baseball Canada’s Umpire of the Year in 1993
  • President of Baseball Manitoba from 1993-1996 and served on the Board of Directors for 7 years

Jamie Hodgson

  • An all-around talented player who had a 20+ year career
  • 14-time Manitoba Senior Baseball League All-Star
  • Played on seven Manitoba Senior Baseball League championships
  • Manitoba Senior Baseball League Batting Champion in 1999, 2002, and 2003
  • Recorded a Manitoba Senior Baseball League lifetime 0.375 batting average
  • Jamie played in 8 National Senior Tournaments
  • Pitched US College Ball in the early 1990’s until he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals, where he pitched for the minor league in 1992
  • In 1989, Jamie played on the Manitoba Youth Team and the Summer Games Team

Myles Bond

  • Three-time inductee to Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame with the St. Boniface Legionnaires, St. Boniface Native Sons, and the Grosse Isle Blue Jays
  • Played on championship teams at every level from Bantam to Senior during his career
  • 10 trips to Westerns or Nationals from 1978 to 1993
  • Won silver at Canada Summer Games in 1985
  • Pitched a no-hitter at Westerns for Grosse Isle in 1988
  • Redboine League Pitcher of the Year and playoff MVP in 1992
  • One of Myles’ career highlights was his 1986 trip to Australia to play winter baseball in a Brisbane League
  • In 1993, Myles won the Winnipeg Intermediate League All-Star Right-Handed Pitcher Award In 1985, Myles played with St Boniface Legionnaires in an MJBL all-star game and was named to Team Manitoba for the Canada Games in St John NB
  •  In 1985, Myles played with St Boniface Legionnaires in an MJBL all-star game and was named to Team Manitoba for the Canada Games in St John, New Brunswick
  • Won Winnipeg Senior AA League Crown in 1993 with the Grosse Isle Blue Jays