• BirthplaceMorden, Mb
  • BornNovember 1, 1925
  • Inducted 1999

Jim Mutcheson was a Builder of the sport of baseball. He coached in Morden from 1954-62, winning regionals three times. He was a driving force behind the Little League program from 1958-85, and spent countless hours throughout Manitoba with Little League. Jim moved the championship from Winnipeg to Morden in 1982 where his wife, Sylvia, was very supportive, and as many as 54 teams participated at one time in the provincials. Jim was instrumental in building the Morden Ball Park in 1961, complete with fences and dugouts. Jim then moved to Steinbach in 1968 where he helped build their baseball park. Jim was very active in building and promoting hockey and baseball programs, and was awarded Morden`s citizen of the year and Royal Canadian Legion Award for sports development. Jim believed that “A man never stands so tall as when he stoops to help a boy.”