December 2022 Newsletter

Call for Donations

7 December 2021

At the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, we are committed to preserving and displaying artifacts of baseball history in our province. Our collection consists entirely of donations from our members and supporters of baseball in Manitoba, and we are always looking for items to add to our exhibits. Donations made in memoriam are […]


Important Notice

6 August 2021

With the easing up of restrictions on Saturday, August 7th, we look forward to welcoming more of our visitors back to the museum. We want to do this safely for everyone. Please note the following measures will be in effect at the museum: Masks Recommended While not mandatory, we recommend that everyone wears a mask […]



3 August 2021

The All American Girls Professional Baseball League was a league that operated in cities located on or near Lake Michigan. It began in 1943. The main promoter was Philip Wrigley, owner of the Chicago Cubs, who was worried about the viability of (men’s) pro baseball during World War Two, and decided to establish an alternate […]


Artifact of The Day:

28 July 2021

Unable to afford the cost of new uniforms, the Smitty’s Cubs turned to an alternative way of creating uniforms. The Cubs would use flour sacks to create their uniforms. This jersey is one of our favourite artifacts here at the museum and was worn by George Smith.


Inductee Spotlight: Blaine Fortin

20 July 2021

Inducted in 2020, Fortin has a very impressive resume in baseball. Fortin represented Team Manitoba in 1993 and 1994. He also would go on to play for Team Canada at the Worlds in 1994 which was held in Brandon, Manitoba. In 94, Fortin was awarded as the MBA youth player of the year and the […]


Artifact of the Day:

14 July 2021

ARTIFACT OF THE DAY: In 1893, this baseball was used in an exhibition game between Morden and Winnipeg. It was known as the hospital game that took place at the laying of Cornerstone of the Freemason’s.


Inductee Spotlight

14 July 2021

Russ Ford was a great right handed pitcher who had a 99-71 record with a 2.59 E.R.A. over seven major league seasons (he started 170 games and completed 126). Ford left Brandon at age of nine and played minor pro for several years starting in 1905 with the Atlanta Crackers. Ford discovered the emery pitch […]



5 July 2021

In 2020 the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame inducted seven individuals, along with 4 team inductions. The museum also introducted the first ever Honourary life member. Honourary Life Member: Jack Callum. Individuals: Ron Arnst, Les Charles, Blaine Fortin, Andrew Halpenny, John Kroeker, Morris Mott, Kalam Paull. Teams: Cardale Bantams/Midgets, Carman Goldeyes Midget, Elmwood Giants Jrs, […]