• BirthplaceDauphin, MB
  • BornJune 12, 1942
  • Inducted 2012

John Lesyshen was a speedy centre fielder with the Dauphin junior & senior Redbirds (1957-68), he played in the Manitoba Senior Baseball League (1961-68), and was an inaugural M.S.B.L. champion in 1961. Lesyshen was a consistent .300 hitter with strong throwing arm, an unanimous 1968 all star with .338 average, and also a Redbirds M.V.P . He was an excellent hockey player with Edmonton Oil Kings who were National Junior finalists twice, received a four year scholarship with North Dakota Fighting Sioux, and spent one year coaching in Switzerland with the next 3 decades at Waterloo, Iowa as an educator.