Al, Doug, and Ken, three brothers, were part of a well-known baseball family from the Elmwood/East Kildonan Area and were highly regarded players in Junior and Senior Leagues in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Al played junior baseball with the Morse Place Monarchs and senior baseball with Transcona, CUAC and the Elmwood Giants. He was a League All Star numerous times in his career. Al was also playing manager for the Giants in the late 1950’s, who were league finalist for three years.
Doug, a second baseman played junior baseball for Morse Place and the Selkirk Fisherman and senior baseball for the Elmwood Giants, St. Boniface, and the Carman Cubs. He played on seven consecutive Senior finalists teams from 1957-63, winning three championships. He was a great defensive player, who twice had six hits in one game.
Ken, a catcher, played junior baseball for the Giants at age 16. He was an All-Star catcher and led the Giants to three championships. Ken started his senior career with the St. Boniface Native Sons in 1962, who won the championship. He then joined the Transcona Atomics and was the starting catcher for four championships. He was a good hitter and an excellent defensive player and handler of pitchers.