• BirthplaceSt. Boniface, MB
  • BornJune 30, 1924
  • Inducted 1999

Gus Merlevede was one of the great catchers of Manitoba baseball history. Gus started playing at 12 years of age with Provencher High School, and later played with Lord Roberts, River Heights, West End Maroons, St. Boniface Native Sons, St. Claude, St. Anne with brothers George and Roger. In 1944 and 1945, Gus joined the West Coast Service League with the Canadian Army Team. They toured different convalescent service camps in Washington State and Oregon, playing against Major League Class AAA and AA players, providing entertainment for US soldiers and their families.Gus broke his ankle with Superior Blues {1946), played with the Reo Rods from 1947-50, Transcona {1950), St. Boniface {1951), and Fannystelle from 1952-54. Great tournament team.