Joe Pethybridge was a third baseman in Winnipeg during his younger days until he served in the army for 5 1/2 years (four overseas), was a D-Day veteran and then returned to Carman and coached minor baseball. In 1963 Joe acted as the manager for the Western Canada Pee Wee Championships,and again in 1965 for the Manitoba Midget Championships. Joe also managed the Goldeyes, with Fred Walker as coach. In 1967 Joe participated in the Carman Pan Am Games facility committee, and later in 1968 finished second in the Greater Winnipeg Baseball League. In 1969 with 25-3-2 record, the Goldeyes advanced to junior nationals in Sarnia where they won silver medals, and in 1970 they hosted the junior nationals in Carman. In 1981 Pethybridge was selected as Carman`s Citizen of the Year for many contributions to the community. Then in 1983 received the Goldeyes Alumni Award, elected to the M.B.A. Honour Society, and was fondly referred to as Carman’s “Mr. Baseball”.