• BirthplaceLac du Bonnet, MB
  • BornApril 14, 1947
  • Inducted 2015

Russ pitched for the Brandon Colt All-Stars in 1962-63, helping them win the Western Canadian Championship in 1962. This set him off on an outstanding career of pitching and batting cleanup, playing for the Brandon Canucks in 1964-65 and the Brandon Junior Greys in 1965-66. While he was with the Greys they won two Manitoba Championships and two Western Canada runner-ups. He joined St. Lazare Athletics in 1966, where his pitching record was 4-1. In 1967 he helped the Brandon Parklane Juniors with the Canadian Junior Championship, then moved on to the MSBL to play for the Riverside Canucks in 1968-69. The Canucks were Western Division champs in 1968 and Western Canadian Champions in 1969.


Russ Reid Newspaper Article 1966

Russ Reid Newspaper Article 1968

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