The Plum Coulee Pirates were a prominent team in southern Manitoba in the 1950’s, but their best year was probably 1955. They won tournaments at Winkler, Vita, Carman, St. James, Plum Coulee and two in Manitou. They also won the Southeastern Manitoba League championship with a pair if 1-0 wins in a best of three series against Miami (Miami took game 2, 2-0.
The Plum Coulee Pirates were a great tournament team and were well known and respected. They won 7 tournaments in 1955, and in 1956 was equally as good, especially when pilot Mound picked the two best teams to play at their fair day. Belmont from the west and Plum Coulee from the east. plum Coulee won 6-4, in a tremendous game.
The Pirates were a very well balanced team with great speed, good pitching and strong hitting.
Front Row (L-R): Barry Mulvenny, C.F.; Richard Clark, Catcher; Alvin Toews, Mascot; Ron Toews, Pitcher; Glen Unger, 3rd base; Allan Harder, L.F.
Back Row (L-R): Fred Karlenzig, gate collecting; Jake Penner, Playing Coach; Brian Toews, 1st base; Brian Kehler, 2nd base; Henry Neufeld, S.S.; Vern Loeppky, Outfield; Rodney Friesen, Statistics; P.P. Toews President
Missing: Garry Dyck, Peter Dyck, Johnny Friesen, Peter Hildebrand, Peter Kutcher, Bob Loeppky, Cal Mantey, Hugo Mantey, Hank Neufeld, Frelan Loewen, Bill Toews, Elmer Wiebe, Cornie Wiens, Lyle Wilcox