Monday 19 August 2019

Sobkow; Hyas baseball teams among 2019 Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame inductees

(Erna Sobkow, wife of the late Bill Sobkow accepting his 2019 Sask. Baseball Hall of Fame plaque)
**Photo from Brady Lang and Yorkton Cardinals twitter

The Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 was officially inducted over the weekend in the Battlefords, with 12 players, 3 teams, one family and a city being honoured.

Among those inducted posthumously was Calder product Bill Sobkow.

Bill died suddenly in September of 2016.

Sobkow started in the game of baseball at a young age playing before in his later years getting into coaching which included stints with the Melville Millionaires and Yorkton Cardinals, who he recreated in 2002 and brought them back to the then Western Major Baseball.

Bill was rewarded for his efforts being named the league's top coach and executive that same year.

Also inducted was the 1920's to 1930's baseball teams of Hyas, Saskatchewan.

Among the other inductees:

Don Anweiler (Saskatoon)

Gary Brotzel (Regina)

Sharon Clarke (Regina)

Bernie Eiswirth (Regina)

Elmer Franks (Weyburn)

Don McIntyre (Neilburg)

Ernie Moser (Mendham)

Dean Pylypow (North Battleford)

Lawrence Sloan (Glaslyn).

Posthumously inducted

Dwayne Andreen (Saskatoon)

We Reader (Lafleche)

In the team category

Mendham Monarchs (1961-93)

Mervin Juvenile Legionnaires (1948-52).

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