• BirthplaceGilbert Plains, MB
  • BornJuly 17, 1922
  • Inducted 2016
  • A hard-working and valuable coach who had an amazing ability to work with youth through sports
  • Spent over 20 years organizing teams and tournaments, preparing diamonds, and coaching in his hometown of Gilbert Plains, MB
  • Mel’s teams won five Manitoba Championships and three Western Canada Championships at two different levels in the four years from 1965-1968
  • Mel became the director of the Manitoba Baseball Association in the 1960’s and spent 9 years as the scorekeeper and statistician for Grandview Lakers Senior Ball in the Manitoba Senior Baseball League in the 1970’s

Newspaper Article 1978

These articles were gathered from the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Winnipeg Tribune Collection