• BirthplaceWinnipeg, MB
  • BornJune 16, 1934
  • Inducted 2004

Frank Mckinnon was a player and builder of the sport of baseball and he was known for his slick fielding. McKinnon was a dynamic second baseman for the Brandon Cloverleafs from 1950-56 and for the Hamiota Red Sox from 1957-63. he was a great team leader and he helped the Cloverleafs win their first tournament in 1950 at Ninette. McKinnon paced the Cloverleafs to finals with Notre Dame at Indian Head. The Cloverleafs dominated Westman baseball in 1956 (with 54 wins,4 losses, and 2 tied). Barnstormng with Hamiota in 1957, won 2 M.S.B.L. pennants and championships with Hamiota in 61 and 62. From 1957-62 McKinnon won and his team won the Birtle tourney six times. McKinnon went on to act as supervisor of Brandon Minor Ball in 1955, as co-coach for the Hamiota juveniles and juniors to the Manitoba crown in 1958. In 1967 McKinnon was on the Carman Pan Am baseball committee, from 1978-90 he acted on the Carman Minor Baseball executive, and acted as a coach, manager, and umpire. In 1990 McKinnon was the manager of the Carman Goldeyes Bison team, who ranked as Manitoban Champions, and were fourth in Canadians at Abbottsford, BC. McKinnon was also prominant in hockey as a player, coach and administrator, and life member of Hockey Manitoba and Hockey Canada.