2019 Hall of Fame
2019 Hall of Fame
1982-1983 Saint John Dodgers (Team)
The Dodgers became the first Saint John based team to win a Senior National Championship when they defeated Windsor, Ontario 7-1 at the 1983 Canadian National Senior Baseball Championship. The Dodgers earned their trip to the National Championships by winning the 1982 Provincial Title in 6 games against the Woodstock Shiretowners. The Dodgers then went on to secure their place at the National event by winning the 1983 Atlantic Championship in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.
Team members: Derek Smart, Dave Saunders, Brad Barton, Kevin Hilchey, Chris Bartlett, Scott Harvey, Tom King, Gary Leslie, Graham Maguire, Tim Thorne, Ralph Chambers, Kevin Elliott, Ron Munro, Billy James, Tom O’Reilly, Mike Sweeney, Kevin Keith, Ed Schneider, Jack Comeau, Rod Wilson Jr., Mark Healy, Joe Despares, Steve Kingston.
Staff: Harry Stephenson (Head Coach), Bill Saunders (Assistant Coach), Terry Kane (Assistant Coach), Robert Maloney (Equipment Manager), Don Elliott (Owner and General Manager).
James (Jim) Anthony Born (Builder)
Originally from Dowagiac, Michigan, Jim Born completed a Bachelor and Masters in Physical Education from Michigan State University. Since relocating to Canada in 1971, Jim has become a staple in the New Brunswick sport landscape. Jim was the Head Football and Head Wrestling coach at the University of New Brunswick from 1971-1983. During that time, Jim became involved with the Fredericton Minor Baseball Association. Jim began as an umpire with FMBA before eventually taking on a variety of roles within the association. Over a 43 year span, Jim sat on the FMBA board of directors, was the association treasurer, vice-president, umpire in chief, league coordinator for Rookie, Mosquito, and Pee Wee, and coached in six different divisions. During his time as a coach, Jim would go on to win 12 Provincial Championships, 5 Atlantic Championships, and a Bronze medal at the 1992 Pee Wee AAA National Championships. Jim Would also contribute to the development of coaches through the National Coaching Certification Program. He was a Baseball Canada Level I-II Technical course conductor and also taught a Baseball Technical course at the University of New Brunswick. Jim continues to impact young players as a 15U coach within the Fredericton Minor Baseball Association.
Colin Dale Ring (Player)
Colin Ring entered the New Brunswick Senior Baseball League as an 18 year old in 1994 and wasted no time making an impact on the league. He would be part of the 1994 provincial champion Saint John Alpines and would go on to win three more provincial championships with the Alpines. In his third season of Senior Baseball, Colin was named league all star catcher, a title he would hold for 4 consecutive seasons and win 7 times overall. Colin would win the NBSBL triple crown in 1999 and was the league MVP in 2000. He won a National Championship with the Alpines in 2001 and would play in 10 National Championships. Colin was known throughout the league as an exceptional player, but also as an exceptional teammate. His passion for baseball and his love of catching was obvious to all his teammates. His quiet leadership earned him respect amongst his teammates and throughout the NBSBL. Colin earned the league Sportsmanship and Ability Award 3 times throughout his career. His 15 home runs in 1998 remain a tie for the highest in league history. His 52 RBI in that same year are good for second most in a single season. He won the league batting title 3 times, including back to back in 1999-2000.