Jack Thompson was born at Shoal Lake and played minor and senior ball there. From 1940-1945 Jack served with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles in Britain and France. Thompson coached minor ball in St. James during the 50’s and 60’s. From 1973-82 Jack served on the M.B.A. board of directors, from 1976-77 he was president of the Winnipeg Minor Baseball Association, and from 1978-79 he was president of the Manitoba Baseball Association. From 1983-84 Jack was vice president of the Manitoba Junior League, from 1973-79 he was an area scout for the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Dodgers, and in 1984 Jack was named to the M.B.A. Honour Society. In 1985 Jack started using his own P.A. system to announce minor, junior, and provincial tournaments and he became known as the “Voice of Baseball in Winnipeg”.