Jamie Hodgson, of Brandon, was introduced into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in a ceremony on June the 4th in Morden, MB. Jamie spent more than 20 years (1988-2010) as a member of the Brandon Cloverleafs of the Manitoba Senior Baseball League. He also played on the Manitoba Youth Team and the Summer games team in 1989.
Throughout his MSBL career he maintained a .375 batting average and won three batting titles and two home run crowns. Not only was Jamie one of the league’s top hitters he also managed to pick up 27 pitching wins on the mound and struck out an impressive 359 batters in only 405 innings.
Jamie was originally drafted by the the Kansas City Royals back in 1992 after completing two years of US College ball. He went on the pitch one summer in their minor league organization and later on in his career played one season professionally with his hometown Brandon Grey Owls in 1995.
Joining Jamie into the Hall of Fame on this day were nine other players: Myles Bond, Mike Krykewich, Rod Leduchowski, Larry Nicholls, Gerald Palidwor, Mel Soughton, Jeff Trager, Glen Johnson and Ross Tycoles.