Ron Shewchuk

Ron Shewchuk of Minnedosa has been involved in the umpiring programs of Manitoba, Baseball Canada, and international baseball for the past 35 years. On the field, Ron has umpired over 50 Provincial, MSBL, and Western Canadian championships and 900 professional games. In 13 national championships he always worked the gold medal game either behind the plate or at first base. Internationally, Ron has worked eight championships including the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He has earned Baseball Manitoba and Baseball Canada Umpire of the Year awards. Ron has also made significant contributions to the provincial and national umpire programs through his extensive supervisory and administrative involvement.

Carman Goldeyes Juniors 1971-1974

The Carman Goldeyes completely dominated Junior baseball in Manitoba from 1971-1974 as they captured MJBL and Provincial title in all four years. Strong pitching, batting and defence were hallmarks of this team. Comprised of talented, and eager young ball players in their first year of this four year run, many of the players played all four years, and went on to illustrious senior careers. Several have already been inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame as individuals and/or with senior teams.


Carman Goldeyes : 1971 July 3rd Newspaper Article

Carman Goldeyes : 1973 Newspaper Article

Carman Goldeyes 1971

Carman Goldeyes: Winnipeg Tribune July 12, 1971

Carman Goldeyes : 1971 Newspaper Article

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

Warren Seniors 1974-1979

Over the years the community of Warren produced some strong teams and the Senior team from 1974-79 has added to the vaunted history of that community. By focusing on the fundamentals of good defence, quality pitching and timely hitting, they met their competition head on. Warren played in the Interlake Baseball League which consisted of 10 teams from 1968-79 winning championships in 1970, 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1979. Warren also played in many tournaments for several years highlighted in 1976 by winning the Holland tournament over the Carman Goldeyes.

Morden Mohawks 1993-2000

The years 1993-2000 were part of the Mohawks winning the Border League championship for 11 consecutive seasons and for 13 of 14 years beginning in 1987. In 1994 they went a perfect 24-0 in regular schedule and league playoffs which earned them the Manitoba Baseball Team of the Year. The Mohawks competed in the majority of Provincial Senior B Championships and were a dominant supplier of players to the roster for Provincial A teams during this era. Mohawk players competed with the A team at the Western Canadian Championships in 1993, 1994, and 1997.

Brandon Marlins 1999-2008

The Brandon Marlins entered the MSBL in 1995 under the coaching of the late Neil Andrews to keep the league viable as it was down to three senior teams. After some growing pains the Marlins won their first league championship and provincial title in 1999. The Marlins repeated as champions in 2001 with a powerful team that set a record for runs scored with 171 in an MSBL 18 game schedule while racking up a .344 team batting average. The Marlins continued their success with league and provincial titles highlighted by playing in front of their home fans in 2006. From 1998-2004 the Marlins hosted a three day Canada Day tournament for senior teams from Manitoba, Sask., and the USA with the Marlins winning in 2004.