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					                 Baseball Manitoba
                    200 Main Street
                   Winnipeg, Manitoba
                       R3C 4M2
             Phone: (204) 925-5763
           Toll Free: 1-800-282-8069
               Fax: (204) 925-5928
        E-mail: info.baseball@sport.mb.ca
        Website: www.baseballmanitoba.ca

Member of :   Western Canada Baseball Association
              Baseball Canada
              International Baseball Association (IBA)
This 2009 Baseball Manitoba Handbook revised and updated
annually, is the "Document of Rules and Regulations" produced
and circulated as required by Article 15.0 of the Manitoba Baseball
Association Constitution and Bylaws.
Baseball Manitoba provincial playoffs are played in accordance with
the rules and regulations set out in this annual Handbook. The
Baseball Manitoba Handbook takes priority over the Baseball
Canada Rulebook. All baseball rules and regulations not covered by
the MBA Handbook will be played in accordance with the most recent
Baseball Canada Rulebook.




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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Preface .................................................................................................................................. 3
Presidents Message .............................................................................................................. 5
History ................................................................................................................................... 6
Management Committee ....................................................................................................... 7
CFAB Executive .................................................................................................................... 8
WCBA Executive / M.B.A. Committees .................................................................................. 9
Dates to Remember .............................................................................................................10
Regional Contacts ................................................................................................................11
Previous Provincial Champions ............................................................................................13
Honour Society .....................................................................................................................20
Annual Awards .....................................................................................................................23
MBA Member/Leagues .........................................................................................................27

MBA Constitution ..................................................................................................................31
MBA By-Laws .......................................................................................................................38

Playing Rules & Regulations .................................................................................................45
Guidelines for League Registration .......................................................................................46
Registration ..........................................................................................................................47
Regulations ..........................................................................................................................48
Eligibility ...............................................................................................................................49
Rules and Re-Entry ..............................................................................................................51
Play-Off Competition.............................................................................................................53
Regional and Provincial Pick-ups..........................................................................................58
Transfers and Releases ........................................................................................................61
Interprovincial Competition ...................................................................................................62
Discipline ..............................................................................................................................63

Hosting Guidelines ...............................................................................................................67
Protest Procedures ...............................................................................................................69
Helpful Hints for Tournament Hosts ......................................................................................85

Appendix I - Field dimensions/equipment summary ..............................................................87
Appendix II - League Fees and Provincial Registration Costs ...............................................88
Appendix III - National Coaches Certification Program ..........................................................89
Appendix IV - National Officials Certification Program ..........................................................95
Appendix V - Rookie Ball Program ........................................................................................96
Appendix VI - Sample Pitching Charts (Pitches Count) .........................................................97
Appendix VII – Pitch Count regulations .................................................................................98
Appendix VIII – Anti-Abuse/Harassment Policy .....................................................................99
Appendix VIIII - Video Library .............................................................................................100

2008 Provincial Champions ................................................................................................103

Provincial, Western and National Dates ....................................................... Inside Back Cover




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DID YOU KNOW
THAT BASEBALL MANITOBA...

   presently serves approximately 10,000 members in Manitoba.
   has a Management Committee, comprised of representatives
    from various regions of the province, who are elected at the
    Annual Meeting held each spring.
   is an extensive network of regional directors, delegates, league
    presidents and umpires who contribute to the grassroots
    promotion of baseball.
   aids various leagues throughout the province to foster
    sportsmanship and participation in a team setting.
   has leagues which are established based on various age
    categories and skill levels.
   coordinates zone playoffs, Provincials, Western Canadian and
    Canadian National Championships.
   encourages leagues to promote participation, opportunities for
    skill development and an introduction to fellowship in sport. As
    the age groups progress, more emphasis is placed on
    competition and the development of players for national and
    international events.
   publishes a yearly Handbook which outlines the Constitution,
    league regulations, By-Laws and general information.
   publishes the "Dugout" Newsletter annually to keep its
    membership informed.
   provides technical assistance through its office staff: an
    Executive Director and an Executive Assistant, who are
    responsible for coordinating the programs for the association.
   coordinates the registration of the various leagues throughout the
    province.




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BASEBALL MANITOBA MEMBERS ENJOY BENEFITS
SUCH AS...

   insurance for MBA members. This includes liability and
    accident insurance.
   an umbrella organization that is recognized by the Provincial
    Government and the Canadian Federation of Amateur Baseball.
   access to the development programs for players.
   access to coaching clinics.
   access to umpire clinics.
   baseball resource material and other inventory.
   annual awards that pay recognition to players, coaches,
    umpires, and volunteers.
   opportunities for grant money for Baseball projects.
   the opportunity to compete in a recognized provincial
    championship, with the possibility of advancing and competing
    at regional finals, national finals and/or international events.
   the opportunity to host a provincial tournament, Western
    Canadian or National Championship.
   access to Athlete Assistance Grants.
   travel assistance if representing Manitoba at a Baseball Canada
    National Championship.
   consistency throughout the province in the interpretation of the
    rules governing the game.
   members receive copies of the MBA "Dugout" Newsletter and
    any other pertinent information.
   an Annual General Meeting and a Semi-Annual Meeting at
    which time members may voice their opinions and help set the
    direction of baseball in Manitoba.
   a central office to assist in the administration of provincial
    programs, a contact for the baseball scene around and outside
    the province.




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                                                       PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

                                After an unpredictable winter, it is with great anticipation that I
                                welcome you to what we hope will be a great season of
                                baseball in 2009.

                                 Baseball Canada‟s Rally Cap Program, the initiation program
                                 for our youngest players, has been growing by leaps and
                                 bounds the last three years. We hope all leagues will support
                                 this program for the development of our young players and
                                 continue to grow this most important developmental age.
                                 Through the Baseball Canada Long Term Athlete
                                 Development model, additional changes are being made in the
                                 athlete development and coaching development programs,
                                 with more proactive revisions forthcoming in the next few
years. Baseball Canada has a vision for the delivery of baseball in Canada, and together we
share that vision to make our sport the best possible choice of summer activity for our youth.

The youngest participants, those at the Grassroots level, provide the base and the future for
baseball in Manitoba. It is through such programs as Rally Cap, Hit*Run*Throw, Rookie
Jamboree and Winterball, key programs in helping baseball move ahead, that we can make
strides in developing our game. I hope all leagues will work together with us to ensure a
successful and exciting future for these young players, while continuing to nourish the
grassroots base. With your support, we can do this.

Our website continues to grow to meet the demands of our membership. Communicating
efficiently and effectively with the membership was a goal of the website and e-newsletter, as
Baseball Manitoba is a member driven organization, and we are here to provide you with the
best baseball experience.

There were changes again to our executive board, and before welcoming the new members, I
would graciously like to thank the outgoing members for their commitment and dedication:
Faron Asham (VP Coaching), Aaron Tycoles (VP Finance) and Tom Thiessen (VP Marketing)
will be missed by our board, but we know that they are always around to lend a hand if needed.
To replace them we welcome for 2009 David Olsen (VP Coaching) and Wayne McLeod (VP
Finance). The VP Marketing portfolio remains vacant at this time. I am pleased to welcome
David and Wayne to our board and foresee great things coming out of the committee.

This summer we will host two very exciting Western Canada Championships – the Midget
“AAA” slated for St. James Optimist Park August 20-23, and the Junior “AAA”, hosted by the
Manitoba Junior Baseball League, August 13-16. I encourage everyone to get and support
these events, and if possible, volunteer to make sure they are a success.

Lastly, I would like to thank those companies that so graciously sponsor Baseball Manitoba
endeavors. It is through their support that we are able to offer the programs and services that
we provide. Their donations allow us to keep costs as low as possible, which in turn keeps our
sport open to any interested athletes in our community.

And now it is time to get to work. I would like to recognize and thank the Baseball Manitoba
Management Committee and Staff for their dedication, passion and efforts in helping baseball
grow and prosper in our province. Should you have any comments on program improvements
our office remains open and willing to serve the membership.

Thank you and see you at the ballpark!

Ken Sharpe
President



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HISTORY of the MANITOBA BASEBALL ASSOCIATION


In 1952, under the leadership of Doug Cove of Winnipeg and Laurie Artis of
Dauphin, the Manitoba Amateur Baseball Association was formed which has had as
its primary purpose to organize and administrate provincial playoffs in various
categories of Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget, Juvenile and Junior. This organization
stayed in place until 1966 when it became known as the Manitoba Baseball
Association Incorporated. Following a successful tenure in minor age categories,
this organization decided to join with the intermediate and senior baseball bodies to
form the Manitoba Baseball Association (MBA) in 1968. At that re-organizational
meeting, under President Murray Zuk, the MBA also affiliated with the Canadian
Federation of Amateur Baseball. The aim of the association was to administer
baseball throughout the province and provide a level of consistency in the process.

Presidents of the MBA during the years have been as follows:

    1968-69                         Murray Zuk of Souris
    1970-71                         Al Robertson of Hamiota
    1972-73                         Gerry MacKay of Brandon
    1974-75                         Glennis Scott of Minnedosa
    1976-77                         Joe Wiwchar of Morden
    1978-79                         Jack Thompson of Winnipeg
    1980-82                         Roy Cuthill of Welwyn, SK
    1983-87                         Gladwyn Scott of Warren
    1988-90                         David Olsen of Winnipeg
    1990-92                         Alex Campbell of Brandon
    1993-96                         Glen Johnson of Winnipeg
    1996-99                         David Holt of Winnipeg
    2000-02                         Maurice Kohut of Winnipeg
    2002-                           Ken Sharpe of Minnedosa


Executive Directors of the MBA during the years have been as follows:

    1977-78                         Rick Lambert
    1979-80                         Rick Frost
    1981-85                         Darryl Einarson
    1985-86                         Ron Shewchuk
    1986-93                         Guy Constant
    1993-94                         Esther Thiessen
    1994-95                         Barbara McDougall
    1995-99                         Lorne Korol
    Current                         Morgan de Peña




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                               2009 MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

President            Ken Sharpe           Ph: (204) 826-2416 (H)
                     Box 1555             email: ksharpe@mts.net
                     Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0

Past President       David Holt            Ph: (204) 223-4299 (H)
                     312-666 St. James St. email: dholt1@shaw.ca
                     Winnipeg, MB R3J 1N4

V/P Finance          Wayne McLeod         Ph: (204) 223-2795 (C)
                     212-5 Leveque Street email: wmcleod@mts.net
                     Winnipeg MB R2J 0S9

V/P Marketing        TBA                     Ph:
                                             email:



V/P Competition      Tony Siemens         Ph: (204) 746-6167 (H)
                     Box 172              email: ajsiemens@mts.net
                     Rosenort, MB R0G 1W0

V/P Policy           Winston Smith        Ph: (204) 488-0765 (H)
                     204 Montrose Street  email: winsmith@mts.net
                     Winnipeg, MB R3M 3M7

V/P Grassroot        Jason Mateychuk       Ph: (204) 427-3762 (H)
Development          Box 148               email: tater@mts.net
                     Dominion City, MB R0A 0H0

V/P High Performance Jamie Bettens        Ph: (204) 487-6195 (H)
Development          108 Braemar Ave      email: jbettens@hotmail.com
                     Winnipeg, MB R2H 2K5

V/P Umpire           Larry Nicholls        Ph: (204) 523-7240 (H)
Development          Box 1421
                     Killarney, MB R0K 1G0

V/P Coaching         David Olsen          Ph: (204) 284-8728 (H)
Development          552 Jubilee Ave      email: dholsen@mts.net
                     Winnipeg, MB R3L 1P3

Staff                Morgan de Peña - Executive Director
                     email:morgan.baseball@sport.mb.ca
                     Brenda Horz - Executive Assistant
                     email: brenda.baseball@sport.mb.ca
                     200 Main Street        Ph: (204) 925-5763 (Office)
                     Winnipeg, MB R3C 4M2



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BASEBALL CANADA EXECUTIVE

President            Ray Carter                       (604) 943-0026 (R)
                     5343 Wildwood Cres.              (604) 736-4344 (B)
                     Tsawwassen (Delta), B.C. V4M 3S8 Fax: (604) 736-8235
                     email: raymond_carter@telus.net

Past-President       Ron Rice                          (902) 892-4326 (R)
                     Dept. of Education, Box 2000      (902) 368-4651 (B)
                     Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N8        Fax: (902) 368-4663
                     email: rfrice@hotmail.com

Vice-President       Linda Lewis                        (519) 677-5784 (R)
Ontario              4804 Hickory Cres.                 (519) 358-1115 (B)
                     Port Lambton, ON N0P 2B0           Fax: (519) 358-1934
                     Email: johnlindalewis@sympatico.ca

Treasurer            Al Fitzsimmons                    (306) 382-3023
                     914 Brookhurst Lane
                     Saskatoon, SK S7V 1G1
                     Email: alfitz@sasktel.net

Board of Directors   John Berry , British Columbia
                     Don Paulencu, Alberta
                     Larry Orth, Saskatchewan
                     Ken Sharpe, Manitoba
                     Don McKinght, Ontario
                     Jean Boulais, Québec
                     David Watling, New Brunswick
                     Jody Frowley, Nova Scotia
                     Don LeClair, PEI
                     Tom Devine, Newfoundland

Baseball Canada      Jim Baba, Director General        (613) 748-5606
Office               Andre Lachance, Manager, Baseball Operations
                     Greg Hamilton, Head Coach & Director, National Teams
                     Andre Cormier, Manager, Media/PR
                     Denise Thomas, Administrative Coordinator
                     2212 Gladwin Cres. Suite A7
                     Ottawa, Ont. K1B 5N1
                     email: info@baseball.ca




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                     WESTERN CANADA BASEBALL EXECUTIVE

    President                                Secretary/Treasurer
    Art Berard     Ph: (306) 731-2230        Wally Footz         Ph: (780) 474-0795
    Box 285        Fax: (306) 731-3572       12314 - 76th Street
    Lumsden, Saskatchewan S0G 3C0            Edmonton, Alberta T5B 2E4
    email:a.berard@sasktel.net               Fax: (780) 427-9032

                                                      M.B.A. COMMITTEES

COMPETITION COMMITTEE: Chair – Tony Siemens
Phil Habeck (Bonivital)                  Gladwyn Scott (Senior Rep)
Corina Sellner (St. James)               Greg Thompson (Westman South)
Glen Leskiw (North Wpg.)                 Blair Worb (Winnipeg South)
Bob Alm (Parkland)                       Ed Shaw (Westman North)
Ollie Schroeder (R. R. Valley)           Dave Nichol (Interlake)
David Williscroft (WABA)                 Red Sangster (Norman)
Ken Prociw (Carilllon)                   David Olsen (MJBL)
TBA (Central)                            Allan Maxwell (Pembina Hills)
Faron Asham (Brandon)                    Morgan de Peña (Office staff)

UMPIRES COMMITTEE: Chair – Larry Nicholls
Pierre Bedard                            Ron Shewchuk
Derrick Dubell                           Ferlin Asham
Harry Schellenberg                       Brian Hodgson
Morgan de Peña (Office Staff)


GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT: Chair – Jason Mateychuk
Iris McMIllan (Red River Valley)         Louis Cote (Carillon)
TBA (Interlake)                          Fred Sharpe (Westman North)
Red Sangster (Norman)                    Joe McKenzie (St. James)
Jason Cullen (Westman South)             Murray Wiegand (Wpg.South)
Glen Leskiw (N. Winnipeg)                Roman Deda /John Hayward (Bonivital)
Faron Asham (Brandon)                    Patti Hacault (Pembina Hills)
Chris Sumner (South Central)             Tony Kalechyn (Parkland)
Morgan de Peña (Office staff)

HIGH PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT: Chair - Jamie Bettens
Tom Yandeau (Midwest)                    Ryan Anderson (MJBL)
Faron Asham (Brandon)                    Andy Boehm (Portage la Prairie)
Kevin Dunn (Bonivital)                   Joe Raposo (North Winnipeg)
Gord Selinger (Portage la Prairie)       Corina Sellner (St. James)
Curtis Smith (Carillon)                  Greg Thompson (Westman)
Ross Tycoles (Oildome)                   Wade Watson (Pembina Hills)
                        Morgan de Peña (Office staff)




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2009 DATES TO REMEMBER
   Mosquito Monster Mania (Little Mtn Sportplex)             May 23-24
   Roster Deadline “AA” and “A” teams                        June 1
   Registration Fees Due     All teams                       June 1
   Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet, (Morden)          June 6
   Roster Deadline “AAA” teams                               June 15
   Rookie League Jamboree (province wide)                    June 13
   Provincial Rookie Jamboree (Canwest Park, Winnipeg)       June 27
   Zone 1 “A” playoffs (Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget)   July 4-5
   Zone 2 “A” Prov. Championships (Mos., PW, Bant.)          July 10-12
   Field of Dreams: Scholarship Deadline                     July 13
   Provincial “AA” Finals (minor ball)                       July 16-18
   Provincial Senior “AA” All-Star Finals (Stonewall         July 17-19
   Provincial “AAA” Pee Wee Finals (West St. Paul)           July 30-Aug 3
   Provincial “AAA” Bantam Finals (Brandon)                  July 30-Aug 3
   Provincial “AAA” Midget Finals (St. James)                July 30-Aug 3
   HitRunThrow Provincial Finals (Canwest Park, Winnipeg) August 5
   Baseball Canada Cup (Kindersley, SK)                      August 5-9
   National Junior Championships (Trois Rivieres)            August 6-9
   Provincial Senior “AA” Finals (Wawanesa)                  August 7-9
   National Midget Championships (Fredericton, NB)           August 13-16
   Western Canada Finals “AA” (TBA, BC)                      August 13-16
   Western Canada Finals “Senior AA” (TBA, AB)               August 13-16
   National Bantam Championships (Vaughan, ONT)              August 20-23
   Canada Summer Games (Charlottetown, PEI)                  August 22-29
   Western Canada Finals “AAA”                               August 20-23
   National PeeWee Western Champ. (Spruce Grove, AB)         August 20-23
   National Senior Championships (Dartmouth, NS)             August 20-23
   Deadline for hosting site applications for 2010           September 14
   Deadline for 2009 Award nominations                       September 18
   Semi-Annual Meeting & Awards (Brandon)                    October TBA
   Baseball Canada Convention, Newfoundland                  November 4-8




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                                                REGIONAL CONTACTS
REGION        DIRECTOR               DELEGATE               UMPIRE IN CHIEF

Boni-Vital    Phil Habeck            Cal Hawley             Gord Steiss
              50 Lochinvar Ave       30 Talon Bay           35 Jubinville Bay
              Winnipeg, R2J 1R4      Winnipeg, R2M 4R2      Winnipeg, R2J 2A4
              Ph:254-5508            Ph: 257-8467           Ph: 254-8352

Brandon       Faron Asham            Bill Johnston          Ferlin Asham
                                     83 Clement Drive       34 MacLeod Drive
              Brandon                Brandon, R7B 0X1       Brandon, R7A 6G1
              Ph: 727-3912           Ph: 725-4594           Ph: 727-4781

Eastman       Ken Prociw             Louis Cote             Murray Lawrance
              General Delivery       Box 361                511 Evergreen Ave
              Sandilands, R0A 1W0    LaBroquerie, R0A 0W0   Steinbach, R5G 0J1
              Ph: 429-2143           Ph: 424-5981           Ph: 326-5407

Interlake     Rod Ledochowski        Jim Beauchamp          Don Adamko
              Box 833                Box 22                 Box 342
              Teulon, R0C 3B0        Woodlands, R0C 3H0     Warren, R0C 3E0
              Ph: 886-2291           Ph: 383-5028           Ph: 383-5223

Norman        Red Sangster           Jack Sangster          Frank Dicks
              Box 121                7-90 Thompson Dr       96 Oxford Bay
              Thompson, R8N 1M9      Thompson, R8N 1Y9      Thompson, R8N 1K6
              Ph: 778-4010           Ph: 778-7071           Ph: 778-4411

North         Bill Firman            Ray Bretecher
Winnipeg      424 Dalton St          139 Arrowwood Cr.
              Winnipeg, R2X 2C6      Winnipeg, R2V 2N8
              Ph: 586-6021           Ph: 334-8624

Parkland      Bob Alm                Jeff Thiele            Bryan Luke
              169 Davidson Ave E     209 – 6th Ave SE       124 Edgar Ave
              Dauohin, R7N 3B6       Dauphin, R7N 2C8       Dauphin, R7N 0R6
              Ph: 638-9062           Ph: 638-4179           Ph: 638-3079

Pembina       Allan Maxwell          Wade Watson            Bruce Potter
Hills         Box 122                Box 440                Box 185
              Pilot Mound, R0G 1P0   Pilot Mound, R0G 1P0   Pilot Mound, R0G 1P0
              Ph: 825-2631           Ph: 825-2158           Ph: 825-2305

Portage       Meredith Pilkington    Andy Taylor            Kevin Lelievre
la Prairie    144 - 5th St S.E       46 Peony Bay           402 10th St. NW
              Portage LP, R7N 3B6    Portage LP, R1N 3T2    Portage LP, R1N 2R6
              Ph: 857-3856           Ph: 239-1046           Ph 239-6696

River East,   Gil Delorme            Ollie Schroeder        Rob Hochkievich
Transcona     86 North Meadow Dr     1051 Consol Ave.       152 Crestwood Cres
              Winnipeg, R2C 4V4      Winnipeg, R2K 1T9      Winnipeg, R2J 1J1
              Ph: 224-8797           Ph: 669-7655           Ph: 222-5985



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REGIONAL CONTACTS

REGION          DIRECTOR              DELEGATE              UMPIRE IN CHIEF

St. James       Corina Sellner        Maurice Gervais       Norbert Thibert
                8 Carlyle Cres        18 Bourkewood Pl      115 Coleridge Park Dr
                Winnipeg, R3K 0H4     Winnipeg, R3J 1B2     Winnipeg, R3K 0B4
                Ph: 832-0090          Ph: 896-8290          Ph: 889-1101

South Central   Joe Wiwchar           Conley Kehler         Tony Siemens
                448 – 5th Street      Box 1303              Box 172
                Morden, R6M 1N8       Altona, R0G 0B0       Rosenort, R0G 1W0
                Ph: 822-5682          Ph: 324-5440          Ph: 746-6167

Westman         Ed Shaw               Mike Krutkewich       Peter Perreault
North           Box 98                Box 2202              Box 1181
                Cardale, R0M 0J0      Neepawa, R0J 1H0      Russell, R0J 1W0
                Ph: 566-2397          Ph: 476-3256          Ph: 773-3752

Westman         Jason Cullen          Dale McKinnon         Larry Nicholls
South           Box 102               Box 647               Box 1421
                Wawanesa, R0K 2G0     Deloraine, R0M 0M0    Killarney, R0K 1G0
                Ph: 824-2193          Ph: 747-2128          Ph: 523-7240

Winnipeg        Ian Wise              Murray Wiegand        Kevin Crouch
South           26 Lake Albrin Bay    3432 Parkin Ave.      841 Somerset Ave
                Winnipeg, R3T 4S7     Winnipeg, R3R 2G1     Winnipeg, R3T 1E5
                Ph: 275-3253          Ph: 488-7840          Ph: 453-7424

W.A.B.A.        Dave Williscroft      Don Duncan            Pierre Bedard
                149 Wharton Blvd      39 Prairie View Dr.   1801 – 11 Evergreen Place
                Winnipeg, R2Y 0S9     Winnipeg, R3J 1H1     Winnipeg, R3L 2T9
                Ph: 889-7858          Ph: 885-1579          Ph: 229-5123

Junior “AAA”.   Dave Olsen            Wayne McLeod          Derrick Dubell
                552 Jubilee Ave       13 Westmount Bay.     29 William Gibson Bay
                Winnipeg, R3L 1P3     Winnipeg, R2J 0S9     Winnipeg, R2C 5E4
                Ph: 284-8728          Ph: 223-2795          Ph: 222-6352

Senior “AA”     Gladwyn Scott
                Box 38
                Carberry, R0K 0H0
                834-3460

Senior “AAA”    Barry Wowk            Lloyd Rolling         Bob Senff
                Box 85                55 Imperial Cres      Box 122
                Angusville, R0J 0A0   Brandon, R7B 3E7      Oak Lake, R0M 1P0
                Ph: 773-2222          Ph: 728-5810          Ph: 855-2511



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                                  PREVIOUS PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONS
                   FRANK RICHARDSON MEMORIAL (Senior “AAA”)

1970   Brandon Cloverleafs            1971     Brandon Cloverleafs
1972   Binscarth Orioles              1973     Riverside Canucks
1974   Riverside Canucks              1975     McAuley Blazers
1976   Brandon Cloverleafs            1977     Binscarth Orioles
1978   Riverside Canucks              1979     Hamiota Red Sox
1980   Brandon Cloverleafs            1981     Riverside Canucks
1982   Riverside Canucks              1983     Carman Goldeyes
1984   Carman Goldeyes                1985     Carman Goldeyes
1986   Carman Goldeyes                1987     McAuley Blazers
1988   Carman Goldeyes                1989     St. Boniface Native Sons
1990   St. Boniface Native Sons       1991     St. Boniface Native Sons
1992   St. Boniface Native Sons       1993     St. Boniface Native Sons
1994   Elmwood Giants                 1995     St. Boniface Native Sons
1996   Brandon Cloverleafs            1997     Neepawa Farmers
1998   Legion 141 Veterans            1999     Brandon OraDental Marlins
2000   Birtle Blue Jays               2001     Brandon OraDental Marlins
2002   Birtle Blue Jays               2003     Brandon OraDental Marlins
2004   Birtle Blue Jays               2005     Brandon OraDental Marlins
2006   Brandon Cloverleafs            2007     Brandon Cloverleafs
2008   Brandon Marlins

                    INTERMEDIATE “AAA” (Senior “AA” All-Stars)

1975   Teulon Cardinals               1976   Teulon Cardinals
1977   South-Central All-Stars        1978   East. Manitoba All-Stars
1979   Waskada Orioles                1980   Deloraine Royals
1981   Neepawa Farmers                1982   Deloraine Royals
1983   Deloraine Royals               1984   Melita
1985   Border East All-Stars          1986   Border East All-Stars
1987   Border East All-Stars          1988   Grosse Isle Blue Jays
1989   South-West All-Stars           1990   Border East All-Stars
1991   Border East All-Stars          1992   Yellowhead Allstars
1993   Border East All-Stars          1994   Border West All-Stars
1995   Santa Clara All-Stars          1996   Santa Clara All-Stars
1997   Border East All-Stars          1998   Yellowhead All-Stars
1999   Yellowhead All-Stars           2000   Pembina Valley Border West
2001   Elmwood Giants                 2002   Stonewall Blue Jays
2003   Elmwood Giants                 2004   Southwest Allstars
2005   Stonewall Blue Jays            2006   Stonewall Blue Jays
2007   Southwest Allstars             2008   Border West Allstars




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PREVIOUS PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONS

                            INTERMEDIATE “AA” (Senior “AA”)

1970   Binscarth Orioles                1971   Binscarth Orioles
1972   Angusville Cardinals             1973   Neepawa Cubs
1974   Teulon Whips                     1975   Teulon Cardinals
1976   Carman Goldeyes                  1977   Carman Goldeyes
1978   Carman Goldeyes                  1979   No Winner Declared
1980   Deloraine Royals                 1981   Neepawa Farmers
1982   Snowflake Orioles                1983   Pilot Mound Pilots
1984   Clearwater                       1985   Waskada Orioles
1986   Waskada Orioles                  1987   Clearwater
1988   Waskada Orioles                  1989   North Winnipeg Pirates
1990   Boissevain Centennials           1991   Boissevain Centennials
1992   Angusville Cardinals             1993   Souris Cardinals
1994   Grosse Isle Blue Jays            1995   Dauphin Brewers
1996   Boissevain Centennials           1997   Stonewall Blue Jays
1998   St. Boniface BlackSox            1999   Stonewall Blue Jays
2000   Stonewall Blue Jays              2001   Non declared (rain)
2002   Cypress River Comets             2003   Carillon Sultan
2004   Altona Bisons                    2005   Brandon O‟Kelly Sox
2006   Winkler Diamond Dogs             2007   Wawanesa Brewers
2008   Baldur Regals

                                    JUNIOR “AAA”

1973   Westman All-Stars                1974   Carman Goldeyes
1975   St. Boniface Legionaires         1976   Westman All-Stars
1977   Legion 141                       1978   Elmwood Giants
1979   Elmwood Giants                   1980   Elmwood Giants
1981   Transcona Jaycees                1982   St. Boniface Legion 43
1983   St. James A's                    1984   Elmwood Giants
1985   St. Boniface Legion 43           1986   St. Boniface Legion 43
1987   Elmwood Giants                   1988   St. Boniface Legionaires
1989   St. James A's                    1990   Elmwood Giants
1991   St. Boniface Legionnaires        1992   Elmwood Giants
1993   Legion 141                       1994   Carman Goldeyes
1995   Elmwood Giants                   1996   Pembina Valley Orioles
1997   Carman Goldeyes                  1998   Carman Goldeyes
1999   Carman Goldeyes                  2000   Carman Goldeyes
2001   Carillon Sultans                 2002   Pembina Valley Orioles
2003   Elmwood Giants                   2004   Pembina Valley Orioles
2005   Elmwood Giants                   2006   Elmwood Giants
2007   Elmwood Giants                   2008   St. Boniface Legionaires

                                     JUNIOR “AA”

1970   Dauphin Redbirds                 1971    Carman Goldeyes
1972   Carman Goldeyes                  1973
1974   Carman Goldeyes                  1975    St. Boniface Legionnaires
1976   River East Raiders               No Further Competition




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                                   PREVIOUS PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONS

                                     BISON “AAA”

1973    Transcona Mallards              1974     Brandon Kiwanis
1975    River East Raiders              1976     Charleswood
1977    Morden Mohawks                  1978     Elmwood Giants
1979    St. Boniface Legionaires        1980     St. James A's
1981    Manitoba All-Stars              1982     Seven Oaks Pirates
1983    Hamiota Red Sox                 1984     Hamiota Red Sox
1985    Legion 141 Veterans             1986     Legion 141 Veterans
1987    Interlake Knights               1988     St. Boniface Legionaires
1989    St. Boniface Legionaires        1990     Carman Goldeyes
No Further Competition
                                      BISON “AA”

1970    St. James A's                   1975     Cardale
1971    Brandon Kiwanis                 1976-88 No Competition
1972    Carman Goldeyes                 1989     Kirkfield Park Blues
1973    No Winner Declared              1990-91 No Competition
1974    Brandon Kiwanis                 No Further Competition



                                     MIDGET “AAA”

1973     Cardale                        1974     Chalmers Cougars
1975     Isaac Brock Royals             1976     Isaac Brock Royals
1977     St. Boniface Knights           1978     Pilot Mound Pilots
1979     Kirkfield – Westwood           1980     Souris Cardinals
1981     St. Boniface Knights           1982     St. Boniface Knights
1983     Interlake Royals               1984     Southdale Lakers
1985     St. James A's                  1986     Brandon All-Stars
1987     Winnipeg South Chiefs          1988     Boni-Vital Lancers
1989     Elmwood Giants                 1990     Brandon Salamanders
1991     Portage Athletics              1992     Elmwood Giants
1993     St. James A's                  1994     Carman Goldeyes
1995     Carman Goldeyes                1996     Legion 141 Veterans
1997     Carman Goldeyes                1998     Carillon Sultans
1999     Brandon Mano‟s                 2000     Brandon Mano‟s
2001     South Central All-Stars        2002     Midwest All-Stars
2003     Carillon Sultans               2004     Brandon
2005     Winnipeg South Chiefs          2006     Bonivital Black Sox
2007     Interlake Blue Jays            2008     Brandon Total Eye Care Knights




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PREVIOUS PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONS

                                  MIDGET “AA”

1970   Glenboro Canucks               1971   Norberry Royals
1972   Hamiota Red Sox                1973   Cardale
1974   Neepawa Knights Columbus       1975   Morden
1976   No Winner Declared             1977   Morden
1978   Minnedosa                      1979   No Winner Declared
1980   Souris Cardinals               1981   Winkler
1982   South End Chiefs               1983   Hamiota Red Sox
1984   Hamiota Red Sox                1985   Virden
1986   Killarney                      1987   Carman Goldeyes
1988   Sanford                        1989   Morden Mohawks
1990   Killarney                      1991   Morden Mohawks
1992   Brandon Tri-Star A's           1993   Labroquerie/Kaleida
1994   Snowflake Orioles              1995   LaBroquerie A's
1996   Selkirk Reds                   1997   Blumenort
1998   Neepawa                        1999   Steinbach
2000   Neepawa                        2001   Altona
2002   Neepawa                        2003   Neepawa
2004   Neepawa                        2005   Brandon Marlins
2006   Altona                         2007   Altona Bisons
2008   Cardale

                                  BANTAM “AAA”

1973   Winnipeg South                 1974   Winnipeg South
1975   Deloraine Royals               1976   Pilot Mound Pilots
1977   North Kildonan Cobras          1978   Gilbert Plains
1979   Champlain                      1980   Hamiota Red Sox
1981   Legion 141 Veterans            1982   Transcona Optimist
1983   Legion 141 Veterans            1984   Altona Bisons
1985   Brandon All-Stars              1986   Baldur Tigers
1987   Killarney A's                  1988   Portage Keystone Chiefs
1989   Legion 141 Veterans            1990   Oil Dome A's
1991   Brandon All-Stars              1992   St. James A's
1993   Interlake Oriloles             1994   Interlake Orioles
1995   Parkland All-Stars             1996   Carillon White Sox
1997   Midwest All-Stars              1998   South Central All-Stars
1999   Oildome Riggers                2000   Carillon Sultans
2001   Carillon Sultans               2002   Winnipeg South
2003   Brandon Elite Communications   2004   South Central
2005   Brandon Hometown               2006   North Winnipeg Pirates
       AutoGlass Cloverleafs          2007   Winnipeg South Chiefs
2008   South Central




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                             PREVIOUS PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONS

                                     BANTAM “AA”

1970   Hamiota Red Sox                 1971   Cardale
1972   Norberry Royals                 1973   Winnipeg German Society
1974   Transcona                       1975   Champlain
1976   Champlain                       1977   Boissevain
1978   No Winner Declared              1979   No Winner Declared
1980   Fort Gary 90's                  1981   Brandon Elks
1982   South End Chiefs                1983   Virden Oilers
1984   Hamiota Red Sox                 1985   Silver Heights
1986   Neepawa                         1987   Hartney-Elgin
1988   Neepawa                         1989   Neepawa
1990   Dauphin                         1991   Reston
1992   Portage                         1993   Charleswood Mets
1994   Blumenort                       1995   Baldur
1996   Altona Bisons                   1997   Brandon TKM
1998   Brandon TKM                     1999   Nepawa
2000   Altona Bisons                   2001   Steinbach Digimon
2002   Steinbach Digimon               2003   Deloraine
2004   Deloraine Royals                2005   MacDonald
2006   Morden                          2007   Friedensfeld
2008   Portage la Prairie

                                     BANTAM “A”

1984   St. Charles                     1985   none
1986   Weston                          1987   Northwood & Carman
1988   Pierson & Gateway               1989   Selkirk Expos & LaBroquerie A‟s
1990   Ft. Richmond & Grunthal         1991   Regional Championships held
1992   Regional Championships held     1993   Cartwright
1994   Rosenort Red Sox                1995   Roblin
1996   Altona Bears                    1997   Brandon Kullbergs
1998   Brandon Sports Traders          1999   Altona
2000   Hamiota                         2001   Ile des Chenes
2002   Brandon Marlins                 2003   Grunthal
2004   Hamiota Red Sox                 2005   Brandon Barker Agencies
2006   Rosenort                        2007   Cardale/Oak River
2008   Plum Coulee




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PREVIOUS PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONS

                               PEEWEE “AAA”

1973   Isaac Brock                   1974   Deloraine Royals
1975   CPAC Winnipeg                 1976   Gilbert Plains
1977   Sinclair Park Sabres          1978   Hamiota Red Sox
1979   Neepawa Cubs                  1980   Brandon
1981   Mid-West All-Stars            1982   Fort Richmond
1983   Brandon                       1984   Legion 141 Veterans
1985   Winnipeg South Indians        1986   St. James A's
1987   Brandon PeeWee All-Stars      1988   Brandon PeeWee All-Stars
1989   Legion 141 Veterans           1990   St. James A's
1991   Portage                       1992   Portage
1993   Interlake Orioles             1994   Oil Dome All-Stars
1995   Brandon TKM Nets              1996   Winnipeg South Chiefs
1997   Winnipeg South Chiefs         1998   Midwest All-Stars
1999   Carillon Sultans              2000   BoniVital Blacksox
2001   Winnipeg South Chiefs         2002   South Central
2003   Brandon HomeTown Auto Glass   2004   Winnipeg South Chiefs
2005   Winnipeg South Chiefs         2006   Brandon Brewers
2007   Parkland                      2008   Winnipeg South Chiefs

                                PEEWEE “AA”

1970   Neepawa                       1971   Morden
1972   Russell                       1973   Carman Goldeyes
1974   Deloraine Royals              1975   No Winner Declared
1976   No Winner Declared            1977   Clearwater
1978   No Winner Declared            1979   No Winner Declared
1980   Brandon                       1981   Hamiota Red Sox
1982   Hamiota Red Sox               1983   Brandon Run N' Racquet
1984   Neepawa                       1985   Killarney
1986   Neepawa                       1987   Neepawa Blues
1988   Pierson                       1989   Brandon Boston Pizza
1990   Vita                          1991   Portage
1992   Carman                        1993   St. Andrews Aces
1994   Morden                        1995   Altona Bisons
1996   Brandon TKM Nets              1997   Russell Chargers
1998   Altona Braves                 1999   Steinbach
2000   Morden Killer Bees            2001   Deloraine
2002   Morden #1                     2003   Fort Garry Sox
2004   Altona Bisons                 2005   Plum Coulee Pirates
2006   Lundar                        2007   Dauphin
2008   Altona Bisons




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                              PREVIOUS PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONS

                                      PEEWEE “A”

1984   Gateway                          1985   Charleswood Expos
1986   Charleswood Astros               1987   Melrose Missiles & St. Adolphe
1988   Roblin & Riverview               1989   Kaleida & Fort Garry Flyers #2
1990   Regional Championships held      1991   Regional Championships held
1992   Regional Championships held      1993   Roblin
1994   Plum Coulee                      1995   Rosenort
1996   Lowe Farm                        1997   Deloraine
1998   McGregor                         1999   Brandon
2000   Rosenort                         2001   Rosenort
2002   McDonald Orioles                 2003   Brandon Cloverleafs
2004   Brandon Team 1                   2005   Brandon Source For Sports
2006   Cardale/Oak River                2007   Winkler
2008   Elkhorn

                                     MOSQUITO “AA”

1983   Dauphin                          1984   Portage
1985   Portage                          1986   Brandon Tramer-Andrews
1987   Neepawa Blues                    1988   Heritage – Victoria
1989   Portage                          1990   Morden
1991   Boissevain                       1992   Morden
1993   Brandon                          1994   Maples CC
1995   Waverley Heights CC              1996   Russell Chargers
1997   Binscarth                        1998   Morden Killerbees
1999   Brandon                          2000   Thompson Reds
2001   Carman                           2002   Grosse Isle Blue Jays
2003   Winakwa                          2004   Brandon Team 7
2005   Carman                           2006   Altona Bisons
2007   Reston                           2008   Assiniboine-West


                                     MOSQUITO “A”

1984   Valley Gardens Gold              1985   Charleswood Expos
1986   River Heights                    1987   Fort Garry & La Broquerie
1988   Fort Gary Flyers                 1989   Boissevain/ Charleswood/ Kenton
1990   Westwin/ Portage/ Ste. Rose      1991   Regional Championships held
1992   Friedensfeld West                1993   No Winner Declared
1994   Altona                           1995   Altona
1996   St. Norbert Raiders              1997   Thompson
1998   Carman Goldeyes                  1999   Hamiota
2000   Altona Bears                     2001   Ste. Rose
2002   Altona Bears #3                  2003   Brandon Team #7
2004   Carman Goldeyes                  2005   Swan Valley
2006   Morden                           2007   Brandon Remax
2008   Brandon Tastees




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HONOUR SOCIETY
Each year at the Annual Awards Banquet Baseball Manitoba takes time to recognize
those individuals who have paved the way, and have spent their lifetimes involved in
baseball as either a builder, player or official. These honorees are very valuable to
our sport and it is their countless efforts and dedication that keep baseball moving
forward.

For 2008 we had four very deserving honorees and are proud to add them to our
Honour Society.
MEMBER (CITY)                      YEAR       MEMBER (CITY)                    YEAR
                                 INDUCTED                                  INDUCTED
Eddie Cass* (Winnipeg)              1969      Dick McKenzie* (Neepawa)           1969
Frank Mote* (Souris)                1969      John Whyte* (Kenton)               1969
Cliff Cory* (Virden)                1970      Alex Turk* (Winnipeg)              1970
Louis Molgat* (Ste. Rose)           1970      Cecil Murray* (Lyleton)            1970
Curly Haas* (Winnipeg)              1971      Fred Parnell* (Winnipeg)           1971
Ab Richardson* (Brandon)            1971      Hub Orchard* (Miami)               1972
Bob Wilson* (Grandview)             1972      Scotty Oliver (Winnipeg)           1972
Clark Simpson* (Winnipeg)           1972      William White (Winnipeg)           1973
Ernie O'Dowda* (Winnipeg)           1973      Al Seymour* (Winnipeg)             1974
Len Gzebb* (Winnipeg)               1974      Lorne Caldwell* (Hamiota)          1974
Sam Burns* (Winnipeg)               1976      Sam Tascona* (Winnipeg)            1976
Bob Brown (Winnipeg)                1976      Dick Campbell* (Boissevain)        1976
Gerry Couthard* (Pilot Mound)       1977      Bill Stephen (Winnipeg)            1977
E.C. "Kay" MacKelm                  1977      Don Sumner (Brandon)               1978
William Neville* (Binscarth)        1978      Monty Montague (Rivers)            1978
J.C. Chuck Winram* (Pilot Mound)    1979      Gayton Labossiere (Rivers)         1980
George Robertson* (Hamiota)         1980      Claude T. Gagnon (Lac du Bonnet)   1981
Bobby Bend* (Stonewall)             1981      Mike Makowski* (Teulon)            1981
Ian Lobban* (Hamiota)               1982      Gerry MacKay (Brandon)             1982
Terry Hind* (Winnipeg)              1983      Joe Pethybridge (Carman)           1983
George Leduchowski (Teulon)         1983      Andy Newton* (Dauphin)             1983
Lorne Lilley (Brandon)              1984      Jake Epps (Winnipeg)               1984
Jack Thompson* (Winnipeg)           1984      Garth Seafoot (Carroll)            1986
Glennis Scott (Minnedosa)           1986      Steve Clark* (Brandon)             1986
Gladwyn Scott (Warren)              1987      Almer McKerlie (Miami)             1987
Jim Mutcheson (Morden)              1987      Lloyd Orchard* (Miami)             1987
Maurice Meyers* (Wawanesa)          1988      Al Robertson (Hamiota)             1988
Dr. Gordon Bonar* (Deloraine)       1988      Joe Wiwchar (Morden)               1989
Lloyd Brown (Brandon)               1989      Cliff Seafoot* (Carroll)           1989
Murray Zuk (Souris)                 1990      Stan Oleson (Glenboro)             1990
Bob Dobbelaere (Cartwright)         1990      Roy Cuthill* (Welwyn)              1990
Walter Proutt (Winnipeg)            1991      Joe Sandryk* (Winnipeg)            1991
Bob Wasslyn (Winnipeg)              1991      No inductee                        1992
John Parobec* (Angusville)          1993      Andy Alexiuk (Winnipeg)            1993
Tom Town (Brandon)                  1993      Graeme Shaw (Cardale)              1993
Bill Kirkup (Souris)                1994      Bill Carpenter* (Libau)            1994
Ian Lowe* (Bradwardine)             1994      Red Sangster (Thompson)            1994
Don Hunter (Souris)                 1994      Don Breen (Winnipeg)               1995


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                                                         HONOUR SOCIETY
MEMBER (CITY)                     YEAR      MEMBER (CITY)                      YEAR
                                INDUCTED                                   INDUCTED
Tom Thompson (Winnipeg)            1995     Daryl Steen (Winnipeg)             1995
Ross Kinley* (Winnipeg)            1995     Maurice Kohut* (Winnipeg)          1995
Irv Powers (Brandon)               1996     Ray Simms (Brandon)                1996
Roy Seidler (Giroux)               1996     Ollie Schroeder (Winnipeg)         1996
Walter Meuller (Manitou)           1996     David Boileau* (Vassar)            1997
Henry Constant (Winnipeg)          1997     Don Duncan (Winnipeg)              1997
Alex Campbell (Brandon)            1998     Jake Sanheim (Elkhorn)             1998
David Olsen (Winnipeg)             1999     Gord Leduchowski (Riverton)        1999
Gord Fines (Stonewall)             1999     Grant Norman (Winnipeg)            2000
Bob Jones (Winnipeg)               2000     Dean Danforth (Winnipeg)           2001
Art Essery (Stonewall)             2001     Walter Hillhurst (Killarney)       2001
Harry Lalonde (Glenboro)           2001     Ray Walker (Plumas)                2001
Bev Fisher (Winnipeg)              2002     Ted Nowicki (Winnipeg)             2002
Garth White (Neepawa)              2002     Barry Wowk (Brandon)               2002
Wally Walker (Plumas)              2003     Ron Jaremy (Ste. Rose)             2003
Al Kinley (Winnipeg)               2003     Bill Smigelski (Dauphin)           2003
Duane Bountang (Winnipeg)          2003     Gary Crellin* (Winnipeg)           2004
Brian Smitten (Winnipeg)           2004     Linda Tomanek (Winnipeg)           2004
Gil Normandeau (La Broquerie)      2005     Brian Savage* (Stonewall)          2005
Jack Hrehirchuk (Dauphin)          2005     Ed Shamray (Oak River)             2006
Sam Katayama (Winnipeg)            2006     Larry Ausman* (Winnipeg)           2006
Jim Giesbrecht (Morden)            2006     Ken Prociw (Sandilands)            2007
Allan Maxwell (Pilot Mound)        2007     Orville Renwick (Melita)           2007
Joe Scheiring* (St. James)         2008     Bob Boyce (Winnipeg)               2008
Rita Morton (Stonewall)            2008     Byron Morton (Stonewall)           2008
* deceased


 BAT RULES FOR PROVINCIAL, WESTERN CANADA AND
        BASEBALL CANADA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Wood bats are to be used for all Senior “AA” and “AAA”, Midget “AA” and “AAA”
teams, and new for 2009 - Bantam “AAA” teams for Manitoba provincial
championships will also use wood bats. Winnipeg Midget “A” teams and all Bantam
“AA” and Bantam “A” teams will still follow the minus 3 rule for metal bats.

The wood ruling also applies to Western Canada Bantam “AAA”. Wood bats will also
be used at Western Canada and Baseball Canada Midget “AAA” Championships.

The wood bat ruling does not apply to Baseball Canada National “AAA” Bantam
Championships or Western Canada Bantam “AA” championships. These will still
use metal bats that comply with the minus 3 bat rule (2 5/8 barrel)

Please ensure that for Provincial Western Canada and National Bantam
Competition, and for Midget, Junior and Senior regional, provincial, Western
Canada and national competition, that your teams have the correct bats.



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                               Manitoba Baseball

            Hall of Fame & Museum
                  “Honour Our Past - Ensure Our Future”
The tenth Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony will be
held at the Morden Recreation Centre, Saturday, June 6, 2009, commencing at 5:00
p.m. Eight individuals along with one team, one team and one family in the Special
Category and one team in Small Community will be inducted.
The Hall of Fame committee objectives are:
   1. to select and recognize outstanding Manitoba players, builders,
         officials and teams
   2. to collect, preserve and display memorabilia related to the history of
       Manitoba baseball
   3. to establish a baseball museum
   4. to publish a newsletter about the Hall of Fame and Museum
   5. to foster and encourage the development of baseball

The following are the individual inductees for 2009:
   Rod Fallis         Bill Kinley                      Scott Neiles
   Wayne Seidler Gordon Fines                          Brian Reid
   Kerry Lowe         *Bob Smith
   * posthumous
The following are special honorees:
        Major Team Category – St. Lazare Athletics (1962-1967)
        Special Category – Giroux Athletics (1988-1993)
        Special Category – The Robertson Family -Al, Lorna, Jeff and Randy
        Small Community Category – Carberry Royals (1979-1984)
Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame Board Members:
  Chairman               Jack Callum, Winnipeg                 889-0818
  Vice-Chairman          John Hindle, Winnipeg                 257-7039
  Secretary/Treasurer    Gord Arbuckle, Pilot Mound            825-2570

Directors
Andy Alexiuk (Winnipeg), Jack Hrehirchuk (Dauphin), Al Kinley (St. Andrews), Frank
McKinnon (Winnipeg), Glennis Scott (Minnedosa), Gladwyn Scott (Carberry), Al
Robertson (Hamitoa), Dr, Morris Mott (Brandon), Scott Neilles (Winnipeg), Jim
Mutcheson (Morden), Winston Smith (Winnipeg), Bob Thompson (Oak Lake), Joe
Wiwchar (Morden), David Olsen (Winnipeg), Lloyd Brown (Brandon), Bill Kirkup
(Souris), Murray Zuk (Souris), Gord Arbuckle - (Pilot Mound) 825-2570, John Hindle
- (Winnipeg)

The Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is constantly developing its
permanent site in Morden, at the Recreation Centre and is looking for any baseball
memorabilia. Contact the curator, Joe Wiwchar at (204) 822-4636 if you have any
items of interest or email at mbbbhof@mts.net.


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                                                               ANNUAL AWARDS


VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR                            TEAM OF THE YEAR

1984   Maurice Kohut (Winnipeg)                  1984   Altona Bisons (Bantam)
1985   Joe Wiwchar (Morden)                      1985   Team Manitoba (Junior)
1986   Larry Nicholls (Killarney)                1986   Carman Goldeyes (Senior)
1987   Don Duncan (Winnipeg)                     1987   Killarney A's (Bantam)
1988   Henri Constant (Winnipeg)                 1988   Brandon All-Stars (Pee Wee)
1989   Bill McKetiak (Miami)                     1989   St. Boniface Native Sons (Senior)
1990   Maurice Meyers (Wawanesa)                 1990   Oil Dome A's (Bantam)
       Dick Campbell (Boissevain)                1991   Portage Athletics (Midget)
1991   Brandon World Youth                       1992   Elmwood Giants (Midget)
       Baseball Committee                        1993   St. Boniface Native Sons (Senior)
1992   Gary Crellin (Winnipeg)                   1994   Morden Mohawks (Intermediate)
       Guy Yerama (Winnipeg)                     1995   Carman Goldeyes (Midget)
1993   George Leduchowski (Teulon)               1996   Russell Chargers (Mosquito)
1994   John Kroeker (Stonewall)                  1997   Winnipeg South Chiefs (Pee Wee)
1995   Jerry Maryniuk (Niverville)               1998   St. James A‟s (Bantam)
1996   Gladwyn Scott (Stonewall)                 1999   Carillon Sultans (Pee Wee)
1997   Sam Katayama (St. James)
1998   Winston Smith (Wpg South)                 In 2000, the Manitoba Baseball Association
1999   Maurice Kohut (St.James)                  divided Team of the Year into two categories
2000   Al MacDonnell (Thompson)                  Grassroots and High Performance.
2001   Ken St. Germain (Winnipeg)
2002   Jake & Ange Spenst (Grunthal)             TEAM OF THE YEAR – Grassroots
2003   Faron Asham (Brandon)                     2000 Altona Bisons Bantam “AA”
2004   Gord Selinger (Portage la Prairie)        2001 Carillon Digimon Bantam “AA”
2005   John Matas (Winnipeg)                     2002 Boissevain Pee Wee “AA”
2006   Shelley Old (Brandon)                     2003 Neepawa Midget “AA”
2007   Tom Yandeau (Plumas) and                  2004 Grosse Isle Pee Wee “AA”
       Al Kinley (Elmwood Giants)                2005 Plum Coulee Pee Wee “AA”
2008   Conley Kehler (Altona)                    2006 Morden Bantam “AA”
                                                 2007 Altona Midget “AA”
                                                 2008 Cardale Midget “AA”

                                                 TEAM OF THE YEAR – High Performance
                                                 2000 Brandon Marlins Midget “AAA”
                                                 2001 Carillon Sultans Bantam “AAA”
                                                 2002 Elmwood Giants Senior”AA”
                                                 2003 Carillon Sultans Midget “AAA
                                                 2004 Pembina Valley Junior “AAA”
                                                 2005 Elmwood Giants Junior “AAA”
                                                 2006 Elmwood Giants Junior “AAA”
                                                 2007 Brandon Cloverleafs Senior ”AAA”
                                                 2008 Winnipeg South Pee Wee “AAA”




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ANNUAL AWARDS

COACH OF THE YEAR                                         UMPIRE OF THE YEAR


1984    Rick Penner(Altona Bantams)                       1986   Gilles Taillon (Winnipeg)
1985    Al Robertson, Ray Mutcheson &                     1987   Ron Shewchuk (Binscarth)
        Mike Labossiere (Team Manitoba Jr.)
1993    Joe Wiwchar and Les Ehnes                         UMPIRE AWARD OF MERIT
        (Pembina Valley Junior)
1987    Sam Jamieson (McAuley Sr.)                        1988   Percy Cassel (Winnipeg)
1988    Doug Miner (Pierson Pee Wee)                             Walter Weremiuk (Wpg.)
1989    Bob Landry (St.Boniface Jr.)                      1989   Garth Sararas (Hamiota)
1990    Brad Clegg (Hamiota Sr.)                          1990   Larry Nicholls (Killarney)
1991    Gord Leduchowski (Team Canada)                           Merril Kiliwnik (Binscarth)
1992    Erwin Warkentin (St. James Bantam)                1991   Don Howard (Winnipeg)
1993    Art Essery (Grosse Isle Int.)                     1992   Lloyd Orchard (Miami)
1994    Gord Van Hussen (Int'lake Bantams)                1993   Brian Hodgson (Winnipeg)
1995    Brian Reid (Carman Midgets)                       1994   Maurice Kohut (Winnipeg)
1996    Barry Chartrand (Oakbank)                         1995   Sam Tascona (Winnipeg)
1997    Mike Rolling (Russell)                            1996   Bob Senff (Oak Lake)
1998    Jeff Robertson (Birtle)                           1997   Wilbert D. Funk (Altona)
1999    Neil Andrews (Brandon)                            1998   Orville Renwick (Melita)
                                                          1999   Bob Boyce (Winnipeg)
                                                          2000   Stan Plewak (Grandview)
                                                          2001   Alvin Semenek (Winnipeg)
                                                          2002   Glenn Perrin (Killarney)
                                                          2003   Emile Jacob (Ste. Rose)
                                                          2004   David Whitehead (Winnipeg)
                                                          2005   Bruce Potter (Pilot Mound)
                                                          2006   Vic Fron (Dauphin)
                                                          2007   Weldon Newton (Neepawa)
                                                          2008   Don Adamko (Woodlands)

In 2000, the Manitoba Baseball Association                In 2000, the Manitoba Baseball
divided the Coach of the Year into two categories:        Association created a Youth Umpire of the
Grassroots and High Performance                           Year Award

COACH OF THE YEAR – Grassroots                            YOUTH UMPIRE OF THE YEAR

2000    Jim Findlay (Grosse Isle)                         2000   Aaron Tycoles (Reston)
2001    Gary Williams (Waskada)                           2001   Ashton Liskie (Winnipeg)
2002    Nick Mancussi (St. James)                         2002   Benjamin Ericson (Killarney)
2003    Bill Old (Brandon)                                2003   Eric Ledoux (Winnipeg)
2004    Bill Old (Brandon)                                2004   Brenden Sommerhalder(Winnipeg)
2005    Rick Baldwin (Grosse Isle)                        2005   Sid Rashid (Morden)
2006    Cody Reimer (Rosenort)                            2006   Devin Moore (Pilot Mound)
2007    Dale McKinnon (Deloraine)                         2007   Adam Barr (Brandon)
2008    Jason Quick (RRVSL)                               2008   Jared Bruce (Balmoral)

COACH OF THE YEAR – High Performance
2000 Morgan de Peña (Winnipeg)                            2004   Faron Asham (Team MB)
2001 Darryl Bruce (Carillon)                              2005   Bryan Ezako (Winnipeg)
2002 Lawson Davie (Neepawa)                               2006   Eric Mabon (Winnipeg)
      and Bob Andruchuk (Winnipeg South)                  2007   Russ Paradoski (Winnipeg)
2003 Ross Tycoles (Reston)                                2008   Glen Hunter (RRVSL)



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                                                                      ANNUAL AWARDS
PLAYER OF THE YEAR (MINOR)                             PLAYER OF THE YEAR (SENIOR)

1984    Scott Hendrickson (Brandon)                    1984    Brian Reid (Carman Sr.)
1985    Todd Dann (Morden)                             1985    Jeff Bouchard (Team Manitoba Jr.)
1986    Terry Letkeman (Altona)                        1986    Darryl Ingham (St. James Jr.)
1987    Keith Carriere (Legion 141)                    1987    Shane Moffatt (Carman Sr.)
1988    Darryl Bruce (Boni-Vital)                      1988    Terry Letkeman (PmbVlly Jr.)
1989    Andrew Halpenny (Interlake)                    1989    Jeff Robertson (Hamiota Sr.)
1990    Marty Murray (Oil Dome)                        1990    Kalam Paull (Elmwood Jr.)
1992    Troy Fortin (Interlake)                        1991    Dale Hunter (Riverside Sr.)
1993    Blaine Fortin (Interlake)                      1992    Gord Paddock (Oak River, Int.)
        Derrick Jones (Oil Dome)                       1993    Curtis Grieve (St.Boniface Jr.)
1994    Blaine Fortin (Interlake)                      1994    Scott Hlady (Bdn Cloverleafs Sr.)

In 1995, the Manitoba Baseball Association instituted individual Player of the Year Awards for each age
category from Pee Wee to Senior. Intermediate Player of the Year is now Senior “AA” Player of the
Year, and the Senior category is now Senior “AAA”.

PEE WEE PLAYER OF THE YEAR                             BANTAM PLAYER OF THE YEAR

1995    Ryan Dueck (Carillon)                          1995      Kevin Wilson (Thompson)
1996    Ryan Haggarty (Cardale)                        1996      Scott Kelman (St. James)
1997    Tyler Boldt (Winnipeg South)                   1997      Manley Mackedenski (Midwest)
1998    Derrus Gray (Oildome)                          1998      Jordan Mikkelson (St. James)
1999    Jeff Thompson (Carillon)                       1999      Jayden Murray (Oildome)
2000    None Nominated                                 2000      Jason Neufeld (Winnipeg South)
2001    Steven Kletke (Altona)                         2001      Jeff Thomson (Carillon)
2002    Michael Mutcheson (Morden)                               Jon Lawrence (Carillon)
2003    Kurt Wallace (Brandon)                         2002      Ryan McGorman (Neepawa)
2004    Brady Nichol (Interlake)                       2003      Mitch Olson (Deloraine)
        Daniel Worb (Winnipeg South)                   2004      Mike Mutcheson (South Central)
2005    Paul Kraemer (Winnipeg South)                  2005      Chris Perron (Winnipeg South)
2006    Joel Edmundson (Brandon)                       2006      Daniel Worb (Winnipeg)
2007    Tanner Jago (Brandon)                          2007      Paul Schaak (South Central)
2008    Madison Bowey (Winnipeg South)                 2008      Dennis Millar (Winnipeg South)
MIDGET PLAYER OF THE YEAR                              JUNIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

1995    Devin Helps (Manitou)                          1995      Ryan Leroux (Elmwood)
1996    Matt Mutcheson (Morden)                        1996      Wade Forster (Morden)
1997    Scott Kelman (St. James)                       1997      Devin Helps (Manitou)
1998    Bryan White (Neepawa)                          1998      Wade Forster (Morden)
        Brendan Harz (Oakbank)                         1999      Lindsey Dahl (Carmen)
1999    Manley Mackedenski (Midwest)                   2000      Jaret Valainis (Winnipeg)
2000    Curtis Morrison (Brandon)                      2001      Brendan Harz (Carillon)
2001    Ryan Friesen (Altona)                          2002      Keith Glawson (Morden)
2002    Adam Kirk (Stonewall)                          2003      Aaron Hildebrandt (Altona)
2003    Greg Hockin (Neepawa) and                      2004      Steve Mullin (Pembina Valley)
        Matt Lepage (Steinbach)                        2005      Drake Moslenko (Elmwood Giants)
2004    Matt Degagne (Brandon)                         2006      Drake Moslenko (Elmwood Giants)
2005    Miles Johnson (Interlake)                      2007      Kevin McNeill (Elmwood Giants)
2006    Michael Mutcheson (Morden)                     2008      Josh Voth (Altona)
2007    Chris Norquay (Selkirk) and
        Zak Johnson (Interlake)
2008    Shane Seddon (RRVSL)



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ANNUAL AWARDS
SENIOR “AA” PLAYER OF THE YEAR                       SENIOR “AAA” PLAYER OF THE YEAR

1993   Doug Hamm (Morden)                            1995     Kevin Booker (Elmwood)
1994   Chris Hofer (Grosse Isle)                     1996     Shane Moffatt (Brandon)
1995   Ron Cook (Minnedosa)                          1997     Vince Eastman (Neepawa)
1996   Jason Hoas (Stonewall)                        1998     Shane Moffatt (Birtle)
1997   Jason Hoas (Stonewall)                        1999     Andy Boehm (Brandon)
1998   Brian Barnabe (St. Boniface)                  2000     Shane Moffatt (Birtle)
1999   Rod Ledochowski (Teulon)                      2001     Scott Hlady (Brandon)
2000   Jeff Andries (Killarney)                      2002     Matt Mutcheson (Birtle)
2001   Jeremy Matuszewski (Winkler)                  2003     Matt Mutcheson (Birtle)
2002   Dana McNish (Wawanesa)                        2004     Matt Mutcheson (Birtle)
2003   Ron Pluchinski (Teulon)                       2005     Darrick Jones (Killarney)
2004   Rory Tycoles (Southwest)                      2006     Justin Funk (Brandon)
2005   Bud Penner (Mitchell)                         2007     Ryan Boguski (Brandon)
2006   Aaron Hildebrandt (Winnipeg)                  2008     Josh Loewen (Neepawa)
2007   Curtis Seafoot (Wawanesa)
2008   Chris Reykdal (Baldur)



REGION OF THE YEAR

This award is for the efforts put forth by those volunteers who organize the minor ball in their
regions. The criteria includes participation numbers, hosting of coaches and umpire clinics,
participation in grassroots programs and the performance of club and elite teams

2001   Carillon                                      2002     South Central
2003   Brandon                                       2004     Interlake (Hwy 6 & 7)
2005   Brandon Minor                                 2006     Red River Valley Sports League
2007   Parkland                                      2008     Winnipeg South Minor




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                         2009 AFFILIATED LEAGUES of the M.B.A.

LEAGUE/ASSOCIATION                             AGE CLASSIFICATIONS

  1.    Boni-Vital Minor Baseball              Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget
  2.    Border League East                     Senior “AA”
  3.    Brandon Minor Baseball                 Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget
  4.    Brandon Senior Baseball                Senior “AA”
  5.    Carillon Minor Baseball                Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget
  6.    Highway 6 & 7 Minor Baseball           Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget
  7.    Manitoba Junior Baseball League        Junior ”AAA”
  8.    Manitoba Junior “B” League             Junior “AA”
  9.    Manitoba Senior Baseball League        Senior “AAA”
  10.   Mid-West Minor Baseball                Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget
  11.   Morden Minor                           Rookie
  12.   Neepawa Minor Baseball                 Rookie
  13.   North Winnipeg Minor Baseball          Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget
  14.   Oil Dome Minor Baseball                Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget
  15.   Parkland Minor Baseball                Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget
  16.   Pembina Hills Minor Baseball           Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget
  17.   Pembina Valley Border Senior           Senior “AA”
  18.   Portage Minor Baseball                 Mosquito, Pee Wee,
  19.   Red River Valley Sports League         Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget
  20.   Santa Clara Senior                     Senior “AA”
  21.   South Central Minor Baseball           Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget
  22.   Southwest Senior                       Senior “AA”
  23.   St. James Minor Baseball               Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget
  24.   Winnipeg “AAA” Baseball Assoc.         Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget,
  25.   Winnipeg Senior Baseball League        Senior “AA”
  26.   Winnipeg South Minor Baseball          Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget




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                        COACHES!
                        THE NEW
                          NCCP
                        PROGRAM
Check out Appendix III in the Baseball Manitoba Handbook (Pink
Section, Page 91) for information on the National Coaches
Certification Program and how it applies to you!

The Baseball NCCP programs are now designed to serve the needs
of the coaches, based on the age and level of ball being coached.

The Initiation Coach program is in place for those coaching Rookie
Ball and Mosquito to Midget “A” and “AA” teams. This program is
designed to provide valuable and accessible resources and training
to coaches who are introducing and continuing to work with children
in community level baseball programs.

The Regional Coach program is for those coaching “AAA” baseball
teams. And the Provincial Coach program is for those intending to
coach at the elite Team Manitoba level. These two programs are
designed to provide valuable and accessible resources and training
to coaches who are working with children in the introduction to
competition level baseball programs.

For coaches currently in the system who would like to know their
status, information is available on the Baseball Canada website at
www.baseball.ca. Here they have posted a Migration Policy that
explains the transition from the old to the new NCCP, and the
coaching requirements for Nationals as approved by the Baseball
Canada board of directors. The Migration Policy scenarios apply for
the 2009 Season only and apply for all national championships
except the Canada Cup.




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             TAKE PART IN THE WORLD’S LARGEST
                 ROOKIE LEAGUE BASEBALL




On Saturday, June 13, 2009, almost 1,700 children (9
                                     th
and under) will participate in the 12 Annual World’s
Largest Rookie Jamboree. Each region will host at
least one Jamboree highlighting this province wide
program that features the use of an ATEC Rookie
Pitching machine to promote a high level of fun activity
in a safe learning environment.

The intent is for Jamborees to be held in every region
of the province. Ideally several local communities within each region will stage their
own Jamborees. Each Jamboree will be participatory in nature and is designed to
lessen the competitive focus. The program is formatted to promote fun and fellowship,
as all teams will play several games throughout the day without the need to declare a
champion.
Each rookie age participant will receive a Rookie Jamboree medal and a certificate of
participation. There will also be a draw within each region to randomly select a team
which will participate in a Jamboree at CanWest Global Park on Amateur Baseball
Day, June 27, 2009.
To encourage participation, Baseball Manitoba is providing grants of $100.00 towards
the purchase of ATEC Rookie League pitching machines by local communities
involved in the program. To be eligible, the Rookie pitching machine must be
purchased through Home Run Sports.

       Be a part of the World’s Largest Rookie Jamboree!
           Contact the Baseball Manitoba office for more information.

Sponsored by:




Winnipeg Goldeyes




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                      Baseball Manitoba
                  HitRunThrow Program




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Baseball Manitoba is pleased to present the 15 great year for the HitRunThrow
Program, a province wide baseball skills competition.
The HitRunThrow (HRT) is being conducted by the M.B.A.„s Grassroots
Committee, and is an exciting skill development opportunity open to all amateur
baseball associations. Participants compete in three skill areas: running the bases
for time, hitting a ball off a tee for distance, and throwing a ball for distance.
Boys and girls between 7 and 13 years of age compete in a series of competitions
held at local and regional sites across the Province. The top three Regional finalists
in each of the six age categories shall qualify for the Provincial Finals to be held at
the CanWest Global Park in Winnipeg. Last year over 1000 Manitoba ballplayers
participated in the HRT program.

To enter, a participant simply pays the $6.00 entry fee. Two dollars stays with the
local baseball host site for every $6.00 registration. Each participant will receive
some souvenir items, and an HRT certificate of participation. Winners at each level
will receive gold, silver and bronze medals. The 2009 provincial championships are
scheduled for CanWest Global Park on August 5, 2009.
The six categories for the HRT program are:
   1. Pre-Rookie            7 and under        Born 2002 or later          mixed
   2. Rookie                8 and 9            Born 2000-01                mixed
   3. Mosquito Boys         10 and 11          Born 1998-99                boys
   4. Mosquito Girls        10 and 11          Born 1998-99                girls
   5. Pee Wee Boys          12 and 13          Born 1996-97                boys
   6. Pee Wee Girls         12 and 13          Born 1996-97                girls
All children interested in participating in the HRT Program, and anyone interested in
helping with their associations endeavor in this fun and challenging competition, should
contact their league president or regional director for registration information.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Baseball Manitoba office 925-
5763.
2008 Provincial Champions:                              Sponsored By:
Pre-Rookie:      Luc Lauren - Winnipeg
Rookie:          Ryan Sitar - Whitemouth
Mosquito Girls: Mandy Jo Saurette - Dauphin
Mosquito Boys: James Shearer - Brandon
Peewee Girls: Nicole Chatham - Killarney
Peewee Boys: Chris Shmon - Minnedosa


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