Boissevain Minor Baseball will soon be doing some upgrades.

Last week Boissevain Minor Ball hosted an event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Baseball Manitoba. The celebration took place during the home opener for the Boissevain Centennials on Friday night.

“We wanted to celebrate those people that have contributed to minor ball in Boissevain while saluting the Boissevain Centennials, their teams and players who have been inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame” said minor ball executive member Crystal Fluker.

The evening saw a ceremony at the Centennial’s diamond and that program recognized the 1991-96 Centennials. The were Manitoba AA Provincial Champions in 1990. 1991 and 1996. That team also won Southwest Baseball League Championships in 1991, 1992, 1993, 19994 and 1996.

“We were thrilled with response to the program and many people were suggesting we combine a baseball celebration with the home opener every year.”

Also recognized was Ken Pringle. He started playing for the Centennials when he was 17. He entered the Hall of Fame with that Centennials team and was inducted as an individual in 2015.

Marv Mills was also saluted for his tireless work with Boissevain Minor Baseball.

“We made about $4,000 that night off of our food and beverage tent and that money will likely be used to replace some aging equipment. Whether or not we do this again in 2019 will be up to the minor ball executive" said Fluker.

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