• BirthplaceCoultervale, MB
  • BornMarch 22, 1918
  • Inducted 2000

Leighton “Tiny” Downey was an outstanding pitcher in the Coultervale district in the late 1930s and in the 1940s. Leighton often pitched with the strong Coultervale team during the week and with Westhope, North Dakota on Sunday because Sunday ball was not allowed in Manitoba. Leighton once struck out 19 in a game at Carievale, Saskatchewan. Leighton became a left-hander after his right arm was done, and later after his playing career, he became a respected umpire.