Gord Leduchowski

Gord Ledochowski played with Chatfield in 1962, Teulon midgets, Balmoral Orioles, Fort Rouge Mallards Warren Transcona Mallards, South End Chiefs, Teulon Whips, Binscarth Orioles, Teulon Cardinals, Elmwood Giants, Carman Goldeyes, and attended Mayville State College from 1970-74. Gord was voted an outstanding graduating player. Gord was with the Western Canada Senior B gold medalists at Watrous, Saskatchewan in 1975, Western Canada Senior B silver medalists at Glenboro in 1976, M.S.B.L. champions (1977), Redboine champions (1980), Team Canada member in Nicaraguo (1977). Gord took part in 11 Senior National Champions, spent 20 years coaching the Teulon Cards, coached Interlake Orioles to silver in Western Canada Bantam Games in Teulon (1988), coached Team Canada 1990 – 91) who won World Youth gold medals in Brandon over Chinese Tai Pae (91). Gord coached Team Manitoba in 93, 94, 95, 97, had his level 3 coaching certificate, organized 400 Hitter Baseball School (1997-2001), and is currently playing coach of Chatfield Old-timers.

Albert Lamoreux

Albert Lamoreux pitched for Transcona for the Winnipeg Senior League titles in 1938 and 1939. Lamoreux was allowed six hits in a 7-1 win over St. Boniface, winning the fifth consecutive Intermediate crown for Transcona in 1931. He also pitched, for the Elks, a total of 17 innings back to back in a 7-6 loss to Norwood and 15-3 win over Dokey Tigers in a four team Winnipeg Senior League (Arenas were fourth team). The highlight of Albert`s pitching career was the opportunity to pitch against Lefty Grove, a great pitching star of the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox at the old Wesley Park, in St. Boniface as a Winnipeg All-Star player. Albert mainly pitched for the Elks and Transcona, and now joins Transcona team mates, catcher Gerry Marcotte and shortstop Joe Teres in Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame.

Cam Hurst

Cam Hurst played for the Deer Lodge Community Club, Arborg, Isaac Brock Royals, Transcona Atomics, Team Canada, and Team Manitoba. Cam had several well developed skills – throwing, running, hitting for power. The Cincinnati Reds and the New York Yankees were very interested in Cam, especially after he won back to back Junior Championships with Isaac Brock. Transcona also won several provincial titles throughout the 1960’s. Cam’s career highlights were playing left field for Canada in 1967 Pan Am Games and for Team Manitoba at first Canada Summer Games in Halifax in 1969. Cam then moved to a career in the outdoors – managing Arctic Fishing Lodges, outdoor writing and guiding.

Robert Hunter

Robert Hunter played with Strathclair, Orioles Community Club (1955), Transcona Atomics, Transcona Blues, Ste. Agathe Bisons, and Team Canada (1967). Robert was the Orioles MVP for seven consecutive years, pitched two consecutive no hitters in Jr., Orioles were perennial City Champs from 1955-64, and won five of seven provincial senior crowns. Hunter also played with Team Manitoba in two Canada Summer Games. The highlight of Bob`s career was with Team Canada as a relief pitcher in a 10-9 victory over Cuba, its first loss in twelve years, at Pan Am Games (1967). Bob later coached Lord Roberts Community Club (city champs), and the Crescentwood Community Club.

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.

Ken Blight

Ken was a southpaw pitcher who started with Portage at age 24 against Poplar Point. Ken played three years with Oakville in a junior league with Winnipeg Maroons, Portage and MacGregor, in late 40’s and early 50’s. Ken played first base, outfield and pitcher for 17 years, played tournament ball extensively, and pitched a 3-2 win over Winnipeg Buffaloes for Neepawa.