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Memorable Manitobans: Robert J. “Bob” Loeppky (1936-2003)

Baseball player, coach.

Born at Winnipeg on 26 January 1936, son of Cornelius and Marie Loeppky, he grew up at Rosenfeld and Plum Coulee. He worked for Canadian Pacific Airlines and Air Canada until retirement in 1992. In 1986, he coached the Winnipeg champion Polo Park Fastball team and, in 1988, he was named Softball Manitoba’s Coach of the year for coaching the Mackay United Fastball team to the Canadian Native Fastball Championship and the Provincial Senior “B” Men’s Fast Pitch Championships. In 2002, was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame with the Plum Coulee Pirates. He died at Winnipeg on 20 August 2003.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 August 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 5 March 2017

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