Jason Mateychuk

Jason has posted an extensive resume as a player, coach, and builder for the great sport of baseball in Manitoba. He had an outstanding junior career from 1987-92 with the Elmwood Giants and excelled as a pitcher, first baseman, and power hitter. Jason had a four year career at Mayville State and was All-conference in 1993.  He began his Senior career in 1993 and from 1995-2004 was player-coach with the Carillon Sultans of the Winnipeg Senior League. The Sultans won five league championships and the 2003 Provincial Senior A title. Jason was player-coach of the Franklin Border Kings of the Border East League from 2005-11 and won four more league championships. His still active coaching career involves success at all levels from Grass Roots & High Performance to Junior, Senior, and Provincial teams. He also still contributes to Baseball Manitoba and Minor Baseball in clinician and executive capacities.

Ross Tycoles

  • Born in Reston, MB in 1954
  • A significant player, coach, and builder in the history of Manitoba Baseball
  • Perennial South West Baseball League All-Star in the 1980s as a slugging first baseman and pitcher
  • At the Provincial Championships, Ross hit five home runs including three grand slams and three doubles en route to the Deloraine Royals Championship
  • As a coach, Ross’s teams have made 17 provincial playoff appearances since 1991
  • Manitoba Baseball Association’s High-Performance Coach of the Year 2003
  • Three-time Manitoba Senior Baseball League Coach of the Year
  • High involvement in promoting and reviving baseball across Southwestern Manitoba
  • South West Baseball League President for 10 years and President of Reston Minor Baseball for 12 years
  • Manitoba Baseball Association Director and Vice-President of High-Performance for three years
  • Inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Association Honour Society in 2012

Ross Tycoles Newspaper Article 1980


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

Hal Westberg

Hal played, mainly as a pitcher and on first, 21 years with 15 in senior ball. In 1951 and 1952 Hal played for the Morseplace midgets, in 53 and 54 for the Morseplace juveniles, and in 1954 and 55 for the Selkirk juniors. Hal pitched two scoreless innings in Tribune all star game , and in 1956 the Selkirk Seniors won the North East League. From 1957-1958 Hal played for the Elmwood Giants, from 1959-61 for the St. Boniface Athletics, and won the Parochial League each year. In 1962 Hal played for the St. Boniface Native Sons as their all star first baseman, won the senior league with 22-0 record. From 1963-64 Hal played for the Vita Mallards, from 1965-66 for the C.U.A.C. Blues, from 1967-1970 for the St. Boniface Seniors. Hal played a considerable tournament ball with Lorne Benson and Sam Tascona teams. He was a very active as a player and a volunteer in culing and slow pitch with Morseplace Flashbacks. Hal also ran track and played midget, juvenile and industrial hockey.

Jack Warwick

Jack Warwick was a great hitter, and a flawless first baseman. In 1943 he played with the Norwood Seniors, in 1944 and ’45 with the St. Boniface Seniors, from 1946-’47 with the Elmwood Giants Juniors, in 1948 with the Washington Senators (played 3.5 months with Fulton, Kentucky. In 1949 Jack played with the Elmwood Giants, 1950 Man Dak League with Willie Wells Sr., Solly Drake, Hal Price, Lyman Bostock on Giants, in 1951 with Selkirk, in 1952 and `53 with Transcona, 1954 St. Boniface Native Sons plus rural tournaments in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Tom T. Town

All Star first baseman with Brandon Cloverleafs, 7 time Central Manitoba Baseball Association champs (’54-60) 9 times. all star first baseman in M.S.B.L. 1961-7l, league batting champion in ’66 and ’69, Canadian champs in ’72, Manitoba champs in ’66, ’67, ’69, ’71, president of first Canadian Youth championships at Brandon in 1989, president of World Youth championships at Brandon in 1991. past president of World Youth championships at Brandon in 1994

Russ Smith

Russ Smith was an excellent outfielder/first baseman with amazing speed whose average over fifteen year career ranged from .300 to .452. Smith played with teams in Selkirk, Radville (Saskatchewan), Toronto, Maher, and St. Boniface. Russ also played fastball with Flin Flon and the Kiewels in Winnipeg. Hockey and track were also some of Russ`s favorite activities. Russ spent fifteen years coaching baseball and hockey at community club levels.

Jack Raleigh

Jack Raleigh was a flawless glove man who starred at first, second, and short, first being his favorite position. Raleigh was known as a daring baserunner who stole home standing up in a triple steal against Winnipeg (6-5) at Osborne Stadium on June 15, 1949. Jack was named all star second base in M.S.B.L. in 1948, won 28 consecutive games with East Kildonan Rangers who were Manitoba juvenile champions in 1941, when Jack hit .300. His team was the Winnipeg junior champions in 1942 and 1943. Throughout 1944 and 1945 Jack played with the Navy in Victoria, B.C. In 1946 Jack played for the C.U.A.C. Blues, who were runners up to Transcona , in 1947 and 1950 were Winnipeg League champions, and were runners up to St. Boniface in 1951. In 1948 Jack played with the A.N.A.F. Vets all star second base, and in 1949 was the youthful playing manager with the A.N.A.F. Vets in the provincial League. The Vets played in the Osborne Stadium with Brandon, Elmwood, and the Reo Rods in 1948 and 49. Jack moved to Portland, Oregon in the summer of 1952.

Terry Moore

Terry Moore was an outstanding southpaw pitcher and hard hitting first baseman. Terry played with Fort Garry, Riverview, and Isaac Brock on championship teams in Little League, Pony League, Bantam, Midget, Junior. Terry won 5 provincial senior crowns with the Transcona Atomics and was on another provincial finalist with Ste. Agathe Bisons. Moore played in the Saskatchewan Senior League with Melville and Moose Jaw. Highlights of Terry`s baseball career included; 1956 Canadian Pony League championship, back to back no-hitters at Notre Dame tournament, 21 strikeouts in 7 innings at Notre Dame tournament, beating Washington State in finals of tourney at Lacombe, Alberta, being part of 1969 Summer Games, signing with St. Louis Cardinals and Toronto Maple Leafs in same year.

Stan McPhee

Stan was a great player, pitcher, first baseman and power hitter during the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s for the Redbirds. Stan won titles in Northern League (Neepawa, Gilbert Plains, Grandview & Dauphin), Man Sask League (Kamsaek, Yorkton, Roblin, Gilbert Plains, Bowsman etc.) & Manitoba Senior Baseball League (Binscarth, Hamiota, Riverside, Cloverleafs). Stan was a good tournament hurler for many years, a long ball hitter, quiet, reliable & a true sportsman.

Al Johnson

Al Johnson was a talented left handed pitcher, first baseman, and outfielder, was the starting first sacker for River Heights Cardinals in Tribune Junior All Star and was perennial all star. Al was a valued member of the St. Boniface Native Sons and Fort White teams and performed for excellent Winnipeg Maroons junior team who played out of Osborne Stadium. Al Johnson was a classy first baseman, good hitter, and fierce competitor with a gentlemanly attitude.