• HometownSt Boniface, MB
  • Inducted2000

Players

Front: (L-R)John Rendall, Ron Hewitt, Ken Little, Garnet Boutet, Ken Nicol (coach), Curt Grapentine.
Back: Doug McGhee (manager), Russ Smith, Al Johnson, Jim Wilson, Gordie Simpson, Fred Dunsmore, Don Craw.

Missing: Ron Hogue, Ken Nicol, Johnny Warren, Sid Humphries, Gordie Simpson, Joe O'Sullivan, Russ Smith, Ken Little, Bob Conacher, Pete Rettie, Ed Mazur, Fred Dunsmore, Reggie Abbott, Doug McGhee, Bob Hansford, Joe Barron, Bruce Hudson, Don COllins, Gordie Miller, and Porky Campbell, Gerry Brisson, Garry Aldcorn, Jack Warwick, Ken Busby, Murray Couch.

Story

The Native Sons were formed in 1932 and terminated operations in 1998. In the six years, from 1953-1958, they won the Winnipeg Senior League crown five times. They were known as the Yankees of the west. In the 1950’s they won the Senior League title seven times in nine years, losing in the finals the other two years. They were talented at all positions. Among the prominent players, 1953-1958, were pitchers Ed Mazur, Bruce Pell, Bruce Jones, John Robertson, Joe Baron, and Pete Rettie, catchers Bruce Hudson and Don Collins, outfielders Ken Little, Gord Simpson, Reg Chopp, and Ray Hayes, infielders Jim Zarie, Al Johnson, Bob Hansford, Ken Ridley, and Fred Dunsmore, coaches Terry Hind and Doug McGhee.

Blessed with a depth of talent in all positions the Native Sons won the Greater Winnipeg Senior League crown five times in the six year span and became known as the Yeankees of the local senior circuit. They won the Leage also in 1951 and were finalists in 1952 and 1954. Some team members included Bruce Hudson and Don Collins (catcher), Ed Mazur, Bruce Pell, Bruce Jones, John Robertson, Joe Baron, Pete Rettiel (pitchers), Ken Little, Gord Simpson, Reg Chopp, Ray Hayes (outfields, Jim Zarie, Al Johnson, Bob Hansford, Ken Ridley, Fred Dunsmore (infielders), Terry Hind, Doug McGee (coaches). The Native Sons were formed in 1932 and terminated in 1998.