Gladwyn Scott Inducted Into The Canadian Baseball Hall Of Fame

Posted 28 June, 2008

Scott was formally inducted when they held their annual ceremonies on June 28, 2008, in St. Mary’s, Ontario. He is Manitoba’s first homegrown Hall of Famer. Scott, 76 years old, has contributed 60 years of his life to baseball as a player, coach, builder, and volunteer.

He played on his home-based McConnell team until he was 50 years old, along with brother Glennis and father Jim. Scott coached Canada’s first national team, during the 1967 Pam Am Games. He also was involved with coaching the Red Sox senior team and several youth teams in Hamiota, Carman, Souris, Warren, Stonewall, and Carberry.

Scott, a former vice-president of Baseball Canada, also was president of the Manitoba Baseball Association in 1987, where he still is chairman of the senior council. In addition, he is the founder of the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Scott has already been inducted provincially in the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame.

Jim Mutcheson Inducted Into The Manitoba Sports Hall Of Fame

Posted 26 April, 2008

Jimmy (Jim) Mutcheson, already an inductee of the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999, recently added another provincial sport induction to his long list of accomplishments on April 26th, 2008. James Adrian Mutcheson was born in Portage la Prairie, a natural athlete, particularly in both Baseball and Hockey. He won three SEMHL championships with the Miami Rockets in 1942–1962 along with Provincial A & B titles in 1962 all as a goaltender. He was also named top goalie in the South East Manitoba Hockey League three times. The sport most often linked to Jim’s name is baseball—although hockey was still a great love. He coached minor hockey from 1950–85 and was of great assistance with the building of outdoor rinks for the ‘youngsters’. He also coached minor baseball from 1950–78 in Morden and Steinbach (helping to build Minor Ball Parks at both locations), his teams winning regionals throughout the years. In 1966, he coached Man-Dak to silver medals at the Western Canadians. Jim also served as Chairman of Little Canadian Baseball from 1974–82 and was honoured with both a 60th-anniversary medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. Jim is a man known for his continuous passion to assist teams and build parks and rinks for the ‘youngsters’, so this induction is very well-deserved.