Brian Pallister is a prime example of what hard work can accomplish. He didn’t make the Winnipeg junior Colonels as a pitcher in 1974 and had to settle for playing first base. But he persevered and by 1977 was pitching in the elite Western Major Fastball League for Brandon Merchants. He kept getting better and better and all-star honours followed with Selkirk in the Winnipeg Fastball League in 1979 and the senior Colonels of the WMFL in 1980. The following season he was named Softball Manitoba male player of the year when Portage Dodgers won the senior men’s provincial title. Pallister played for Manitoba in 13 Canadian championships and was named MVP in the 1988 senior men’s nationals where he had the lowest ERA, struck out 34 batters and chipped in at bat with six hits and five RBI.

Winnipeg Asham

Portage Canadians 1977

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