• BirthplaceKenora, ON
  • BornMay 10, 1924
  • Inducted 2004

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.