Steinbach Millers 1964–1969

The Steinbach Millers captured the La Verendrye Baseball League Championship three times during the final five seasons of the league. Victories in 1965, 1966 and 1968 were offset by close losses in the 1964 and 1967 playoffs. The 1964 Millers were undefeated in league play and were dominant in weekly tournaments before being upset in the league semi-finals.

The team featured a tight defence, strong pitching from both sides and timely hitting while using only players from the local area. With the demise of the La Verendrye League at the end of the 1968 season, the Millers went on to play in the much stronger Manitoba Senior A Baseball League Eastern Division in 1969, marking the 30th consecutive season of Senior baseball in Steinbach.

Baldur Regals 2006–2011

The Baldur Regals captured the Border West Senior AA Baseball League title six consecutive seasons (2006-2011) and went on to win the Manitoba Senior AA provincial crown three straight years, 2008-10, while also being the 2011 Senior AA semi-finalists. They reached the pinnacle of Senior AA supremacy by winning the Western Canadian title at Peace River, Alberta in 2009.

Series MVP Darrick Jones was named 2009 Senior AA player of the year, and the Regals’ coach Gerry Janz was selected as the MBA High-Performance Coach in 2009. Pitcher Chris Reykdal was Senior AA player of the year in 2008 and southpaw Anthony Friesen was also a key member of the Regals pitching staff.

Stonewall Blue Jays 2003–2008

The Stonewall Blue Jays excelled in League, Manitoba and Western Canada Senior championships. The Blue Jays were Winnipeg Senior League champions in 2003, 2008, 2009 and were Manitoba Senior AA champions in 2002, 2005 and 2006.

The Jays were silver medallists in 2006 at Saskatoon and 2008 on their home field complex, Fines Field. Many former players are still active in coaching as a way to give back to the game of baseball.

Tom Yandeau

Born in 1965, Tom began playing senior baseball in 1979 at age 14. He played for the Plumas Pirates of the Santa Clara League for the next 32 years, posting a record of 182 home runs in 480 games and a .440 lifetime batting average. He played for Manitoba at the Western Canadian championships in 1995, ’96 and ’97, and has been coaching minor ball since 1995. His involvement in baseball in his community led him to receive the 2007 MBA Volunteer Award, and in 2012 was named Plumas’ Mr. Baseball by the Santa Clara League.

Winston Smith

Born in 1943, Winston began coaching in the 1980s at the AA and AAA levels in Winnipeg South. His coaching career eventually led him to become a member of the Board of Directors of the Winnipeg South Minor Baseball Association. His volunteer efforts expanded to include serving as the Vice-President of Policy on the Baseball Manitoba Management Committee, as well as serving on Baseball Canada’s Bylaws Committee. His involvement led him to the Pan-Am Games in 1999 as a member of the Technical Committee. He was also a representative for the Western Canada Baseball Association at numerous championships, including the 2011 Bantam AAA championship.