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Memorable Manitobans: Yolande Teillet Schick (1927-2006)

Baseball player

Born at St. Vital on 28 September 1927, granddaughter of Joseph Riel, while playing the position of catcher for the St. Vital Tigerettes, she was recruited for the Fort Wayne Daisies of the All-American Girls Baseball League. As such, she was one of the first Métis players to play in that league. She is a member of the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, and her name appears in US National Baseball Hall of Fame. She died on 26 January 2006.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 January 2006.

The Accomplished Teillet Family of St. Vital, The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture.

This page was prepared by Paul Armstrong and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 October 2016

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