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Allan Robertson (September 28, 1939 - )

Inducted 1997

For 33 years, Allan Robertson was the principal of the collegiate in Hamiota, so it is understandable that he knows just about everyone in the community. Upon retirement, Robertson could recount the joys he has had in a career that spanned three decades.

Robertson was an accomplished baseball player who played in two Pan Am Games (1967, 1971) as the second baseman for Canada. His first Pan Am Games was in Winnipeg and he remembered helping Canada win two early round games, only to be stripped of both of them when three members of the team were discovered to be ex-pros. "One win they didn't take away was a 10-9 win over Cuba in Carman," he said. "We finished fourth. Four years later, we finished fourth again in Cali, Columbia."

Though the Pan-Am Games are among his most treasured memories, it was a local Hamiota team that brought him the most satisfaction. "I have two sons about the same age," he said. "Jeff and Randy happened to be in an age group of boys that might not have been the most talented, but nobody worked harder at the game." They won four consecutive Provincial Championships as Beaver, Bantams, and Bisons. "In 1985, I was the field manager of the Manitoba team at the Canada Summer Games in Saint John, NB," he said. "People picked us 10th. But we won our first and we kept on winning until we reached the gold medal game. That silver medal was a proud achievement."

Off the field, Robertson has served as president of the Manitoba Baseball Association in 1970-71. He also served as president of the Midwest Recreation Association (1978-83), the Manitoba Senior Baseball League (1982-84), and the Yellowhead Intermediate Baseball League (1983).

Robertson is also a member of the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame.


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