Lane Curry has been an outstanding performer on the field and valuable contributor off the field to baseball in Manitoba. Always a dangerous hitter Lane was an all-star in the Border League, Manitoba Junior League, the Manitoba Senior League and was often picked up by other teams for Westerns and National play. He was a member of the Manitoba champion St. Boniface team in 1988 and MSBL champions Hamiota Red Sox in 1990 and Riverside Canucks in 1992. Lane acted as playing manager/coach for Senior AA teams from 1997-2004 in Manitou, Lorne, Altona, and Morden winning three League championships. Lane is even more recognized for his tremendous effort in coaching and promoting baseball as a Baseball MB clinician, high school and minor baseball coach, and as a team Manitoba coach at the 1997 Summer Games. At Mayville State University Lane won the 1989 Conference Batting title and was inducted into their Sports Hall of Fame both as a baseball and football player on 1990 teams.
“Good evening everyone, I appreciate the job of to introduce Lane Curry, I was fortunate enough to be Lanes teammate, at Mayville State University, in 1990, as well as with the Hamiota Red Sox the same year. Being a teammate of his and watching him in other sports, coaching with Lane at the Canada Games, are a few things that stand out to me. First of all, he was a great teammate both on and off the field, he had a positive influence and kept the team loose with his sense of humor and unique fashion sense, I remember in the late 80’s and 90’s you had the sweat pants he would wear and vintage jerseys, it encumbers everything in the 80’s and 90’s, you can just imagine how he looked out there. In general just a great person to be around, tonight I can barely read what I wrote, I forgot my glasses, Lane didn’t give me his cause he was afraid I was going to do something with them. Lane is highly competitive and would do anything to get on base when needed, he would sometimes sacrifice a right elbow just to get on base, he is a personable player, not only a good hitter but could play any position and played them well. In fact he could play any sport and be good at it. Probably one of the best all around players and athletes I’ve ever seen, which isn’t surprising to any of us really given the amazing Zeus like athletic figure he had back in those days, its hard to believe by looking at him but that’s more nutrition and high performance training after he retired. He was just born lucky I guess, He understands the game of baseball and is a great coach, to young players. He has the unique ability to connect with the young people, I think the people who have gone under his wing have really benefited from him. His coaching and community involvement over the years has continued wherever he has lived, and I believe the community here in Morden and the surrounding area is very fortunate to have, please join me while we welcome Lane Curry as a new member of the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame.”