Mike Krykewich

  • Born in Grandview, MB in 1965
  • Respected coach who contributed invaluably to baseball in Manitoba
  • Coached Manitoba Provincial teams at every level, including Manitoba’s select team for the Canada Cup
  • Guest Coach with Women’s National Team in 2009 and was awarded Baseball Canada’s Coach of the Year Award
  • Coached internationally in Cuba, in Japan at the World Children’s Baseball Fair, and in England to promote baseball
  • Vice-President in both Coaching and Marketing, as well as serving on the Management Committee of Baseball Manitoba
  • Mike volunteered his time to begin a baseball program at the University of Winnipeg on minimal funding and developed it into official status within the NAIA program

Glen Johnson

  • Born in Winnipeg, MB in 1961
  • Contributed immensely to baseball in Manitoba as an umpire and an administrator
  • Began umpiring in the 1970s
  • Umpired all levels of national and international tournaments
  • Became the youngest umpire to work in the Olympics in the Atlanta Summer Olympics of 1996
  • Glen was the plate umpire for the Toronto Blue Jays vs. Team Canada for the 1992 Exhibition Game
  • Throughout his career, Glen developed, instructed, and supervised multiple umpire clinics
  • Inaugural recipient of Baseball Canada’s Umpire of the Year in 1993
  • President of Baseball Manitoba from 1993-1996 and served on the Board of Directors for 7 years

Jamie Hodgson

  • An all-around talented player who had a 20+ year career
  • 14-time Manitoba Senior Baseball League All-Star
  • Played on seven Manitoba Senior Baseball League championships
  • Manitoba Senior Baseball League Batting Champion in 1999, 2002, and 2003
  • Recorded a Manitoba Senior Baseball League lifetime 0.375 batting average
  • Jamie played in 8 National Senior Tournaments
  • Pitched US College Ball in the early 1990’s until he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals, where he pitched for the minor league in 1992
  • In 1989, Jamie played on the Manitoba Youth Team and the Summer Games Team

Myles Bond

  • Three-time inductee to Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame with the St. Boniface Legionnaires, St. Boniface Native Sons, and the Grosse Isle Blue Jays
  • Played on championship teams at every level from Bantam to Senior during his career
  • 10 trips to Westerns or Nationals from 1978 to 1993
  • Won silver at Canada Summer Games in 1985
  • Pitched a no-hitter at Westerns for Grosse Isle in 1988
  • Redboine League Pitcher of the Year and playoff MVP in 1992
  • One of Myles’ career highlights was his 1986 trip to Australia to play winter baseball in a Brisbane League
  • In 1993, Myles won the Winnipeg Intermediate League All-Star Right-Handed Pitcher Award In 1985, Myles played with St Boniface Legionnaires in an MJBL all-star game and was named to Team Manitoba for the Canada Games in St John NB
  •  In 1985, Myles played with St Boniface Legionnaires in an MJBL all-star game and was named to Team Manitoba for the Canada Games in St John, New Brunswick
  • Won Winnipeg Senior AA League Crown in 1993 with the Grosse Isle Blue Jays

Myles Bond 1980 Newspaper Article

These articles were gathered from the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Winnipeg Tribune Collection