Ellis Woods

Ellis played in M.S.B.L. for 22 years with the Hamiota Red Sox and had a batting average of .272 and was named to all star team six times and never at the same position (2nd, C, 3rd, OF & Utility). Ellis won Manitoba title in 1964 and 1979 and won three provincial minor crowns with Hamiota in 1957,60, and 66. Woods played with Team Toba in Western Canadians at North Battleford in 1974 and was a team leader in developing computer programs at the Midget Nationals in Stonewall and at the 1999 Pan Am Games. Woods also coached the Shoal Lake high school basketball tour of Finland and Sweden in 1980’s and served the Winnipeg High School Hockey League as scheduler, Statistian and Commissioner.

Morris Seafoot

Morris Seafoot was the iron man third baseman for the Riverside Canucks. The Riverside Canucks were at the top of the tournament squad in the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s and Seafoot was a fierce competitor during this time but was always Mr. Congeniality after the game. When Riverside joined the M.S.B.L. Seafoot took on the role of coach and was at the helm of the team for several years. Morris also performed diamond maintenance and after he retired from active service, he became Riverside’s most active fan. Morris was given the distinction of being a Life Member of the Riverside Baseball Club.

Joe Pethybridge

Joe Pethybridge was a third baseman in Winnipeg during his younger days until he served in the army for 5 1/2 years (four overseas), was a D-Day veteran and then returned to Carman and coached minor baseball. In 1963 Joe acted as the manager for the Western Canada Pee Wee Championships,and again in 1965 for the Manitoba Midget Championships. Joe also managed the Goldeyes, with Fred Walker as coach. In 1967 Joe participated in the Carman Pan Am Games facility committee, and later in 1968 finished second in the Greater Winnipeg Baseball League. In 1969 with 25-3-2 record, the Goldeyes advanced to junior nationals in Sarnia where they won silver medals, and in 1970 they hosted the junior nationals in Carman. In 1981 Pethybridge was selected as Carman`s Citizen of the Year for many contributions to the community. Then in 1983 received the Goldeyes Alumni Award, elected to the M.B.A. Honour Society, and was fondly referred to as Carman’s “Mr. Baseball”.

Ian Lowe

Third baseman for Brandon Greys in late 40s and early 50s. He coached successful boys’ teams in Kenton, and managed the host team at the Canada Senior Baseball championships in 1970 at Brandon.

Henri (Hank) Lemoine

Hank was a power-hitting third basemen who played mostly for St. Boniface and Carman. He was known for his discerning eye at the plate and was always found among league leaders in home runs, RBI’s and batting average. Hank played two seasons in Australia, playing against teams from Korea, Japan and Canada’s national teams in exhibition matches. He coached at a variety of levels and has become an established umpire. He has previously been inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the St. Andrews Super Saints and Nicolett Inn senior basketball teams. Hank was one of the most colourful characters to play baseball in Manitoba, the sport he truly loves.

Bill Kinley

One of the most feared hitters of his era, he was consistently at or near the top of many offensive categories in the leagues he played in. In 1977, he led Team Manitoba to a silver medal at the Canada Games hitting four home runs in the tournament. In 1978, he was the top hitter for the Elmwood Giants Junior Team who won the Western Canadian Junior Championships. He is known for his “monster” home runs, Kinley could also play a little defense: As shortstop or third basemen, Kinley played the entire 1978 season without making an error. He led the Red-Boine Senior Baseball League in home runs in 1980 and batting average and RBI’s in 1981. He played four years at Mayville State where he was all-conference twice.

Gordon Hunter

Gordon Hunter played first base and was a south paw pitcher with the Riverside Canucks from 1952-1975. Gordon started a 28 year Senior career at age 15 with Wawanesa and he later played for the Brandon Mental Hospital team and Brandon Cloverleafs. Hunter was an excellent bunter and defensive player. In 1962 Hunter hit .419, which was second best in the M.S.B.L. Hunter was Riverside Field Manager from 1968-71 and from 1968-71 Riverside Canucks were M.S.B.L. champions in 1968, M.S.B.L. first All Star team in 1968, M.S.B.L. Pennant winners in 1969, and M.S.B.L. second All Star team from 1962-65, 67, 71. Gordon was an excellent all around athlete.

Bruce Hudson

Bruce Hudson played with the Rosedales, and the St. Boniface Native Sons. Bruce was a good catcher and contact hitter with the Rosedales from 1946-50, won city junior championships in 1949-50 over Elmwood, and also played third and outfield. Bruce was Tribune junior all star catcher in 1948-49, played with St. Boniface Native Sons 1951-55, won the Winnipeg title in 1951-53-55, and was runner-up in 52 and 53. Bruce became very proficient at golf and curling, was president of the Pine Ridge Golf Club from 1970-71, was on the Manitoba Senior Golf Team in 1991, was with the Manitoba Curling Champions in 1964 and 67, was president of Manitoba Curling Association from 1967-68, and was inducted into the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame as curler-builder in 1994.

Stan Furman

Stan Furman played for the Strathclair Buffaloes, Angusville Cardinals, Brandon Cloverleafs, Souris Cardinals and Birtle Blue Jays. He won two Manitoba senior crowns, in 1966 with the Brandon Cloverleafs and in 1985 with the Souris Cardinals. Stan was a power hitter who won two M.S.B.L. batting crowns, in 1976 with .470 and in 1980 (.447). Stan hit .500 at Fredericton with three homers and was selected as an all star third baseman at the Canadian Championships. Furman was a versatile individual who was a perennial M.S.B.L. all star. Furman was named nine times to the M.S.B.L. first all star team and twice to the second all star squad. He hit .332 in 17 M.S.B.L. seasons, and was selected as the utility player for the M.S.B.L. 40th Anniversary all star team.

Mark Flynn

Mark Flynn was a third baseman, and a consistent hitter with good power for the Elmwood Giants Juveniles (1947-48), Elmwood Giants Juniors (1949-51), St. James Legion (1952-53), St. Charles of Intermediate League (1954-55), C.U.A.C. Blues of Winnipeg Senior League (1955-57). Mark was also an integral part of the Fort Whyte tournament teams from 1954-60. Flynn was president of the Assiniboine Minor Baseball Association from 1961-67, and was also deeply involved in lacrosse, hockey, and horse racing.