• BirthplaceBrandon, MB
  • BornMay 9, 1942
  • Inducted 2005

Norm was a player and a builder of baseball. He played senior ball with Birch Hills and Crystal Springs as a 16-18 year old. Norm joined the Saskatoon Joes juniors from 1961-63, played for the Virden Oilers from 1964-71 in the M.S.B.L. Norm was a player coach in 1972, won the MB Senior B crown with the Neepawa Cubs (1973), and was instrumental in getting Neepawa to join M.S.B.L. in 1974 where they were defeated by Riverside in the seventh game of the final series. Norm played with Neepawa in 1975 while living in Brandon, helped the Cloverleafs win M.S.B.L. title in 1976, was a n M.S.B.L. all star at 3 different positions (catcher, shortstop, & outfielder). Norm led Virden several years in home runs, triples, doubles & batting average, and led M.S.B.L. in 1974 with only one strike out. Norm coached extensively in Brandon Minor 1978-88, was the organizer and founding president of Brandon intermediate league 16 years ago. Norm was also the chairman of Brandon Simplot Millennium Park in 2000-01, a $1.25 million facility with 8 diamonds for minor ball (two with lights). Norm excelled in wrestling, football, golf, and curling where he was deeply involved administratively.