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Sunday April 18, 2021

The Pirates Life Members are an exceptionally special group.

They have consistenly gone above and beyond to embody the spirit of the Club, the game and the sport over many, many years and provide the currently players and officials with a link to the legends and history of the past.

There are only ever SIX Life Members - it is a very exclusive group.

Paul Meehan  Paul Meehan  
Col Britton  Col Britton  
Hank Veerhaf  Hank Veerhaf  
Ross Baker  Ross Baker  
Paul Trinca  Paul Trinca  
Grant Vukasinovic  Grant Vukasinovic  

Hall Of Fame

2020 Corey Hayman Baseball Card Corey Hayman HOF 2020  
Vince Crawley Baseball Card Vince Crawley HOF 2020  
Bernadette Baker Baseball Card Bernadette Baker HOF 2020  
2019 Nathan Fitzgerald  Baseball Card Nathan Fitzgerald HOF 2020  
Charles Lacey Baseball Card Charles Lacey HOF 2019  
Judy Clifford Baseball Card Judy Clifford HOF 2019  
2018  Andrew Clifford  Baseball Card JRHOF 2018

 

 

 

 

2017

 

Di Clifford   Dianne Clifford

Di has been a member of the Pirates for over 30 years. All 4 of her son's played as juniors and seniors and now has another generation of family coming through the club by way of grand children.

She has been an accredited scorer for many many years and gives up her time each weekend to score for the club and run the canteen.

Al Michaelis   Al Michaelis

2016    

Brad Drain  Brad Drain Brad started his Pirate career in 1987 and quickly demonstrated his enormous talent, winning many club and district awards.
As he progressed in his career, Brad represented Illawarra, NSW and Australia as a Pirates player. In this time he became regarded as one of the best players to ever play in Illawarra and always represented the club in a professional manner.
Brad was a member of the 1996 and 1997 premiership sides early in his career and he also was a member of our 2014 and 2015 sides, demonstrating both the length of his Pirates career and the quality of his play.
Brad also held the role of President and other executive roles with the club.
Of course, Brad's biggest achievement was signing with the Seattle Mariners and with that becoming the first Pirate to sign with a MLB team.
Brendan Sheedy  Brendan Sheedy
Brendan has been and continues to be one of the most passionate members and supporters of our club.
As a player, coach, management committee member and executive committee member of the club, Brendan has been a 'Buc' near on 30 years.
A member of the 96/97 1st grade premiership sides, Brendan has proved himself on the diamond across multiple different grades in both major and minor league IBL competitions and numerous "masters" and representative tournaments.
He has also most deservedly won numerous club and league awards throughout his career.
Brendan continues to assist our club to this day in his role as part of the executive committee and coach and player in our minor leagues.
He generously donates his time and passionately acquires sponsors that help keep our club going.
Chris Hodge  Chris Hodge Chris has been involved with the Pirates for over 30 years and in this time has been a Player, Executive and supporter. During his playing career he was considered one of the best players in the district, winning Illawarra Player of the Year in 1997 amongst many other Club awards.
Chris was a member of our first 3 Premiership sides in 1992, 1996 and 1997 and in this time mixed excellent play with passion for the Pirates.
Chris also represented the Illawarra Flame with distinction in their entry to the Sydney Major League.
Chris is always a Passionate Pirate and this has been demonstrated by his taking on of many executive roles throughout the years, including a long stint as President of the club beginning in 1998.
Rod Winbank  Rod Winbank

Life Members

Paul Meehan  Paul Meehan
Col Britton  Col Brtton
Hank Veerhaf  Hank Veerhaf
Ross Baker  Ross Baker
Paul Trinca  Paul Trinca
Grant Vukasinovic  Grant Vukasinovic

Pirates Club Achievements

Illawarra Baseball League

IBL Club Champions 2017 -- 2015 -- 2014 -- 2011 -- 1993 -- 1992  
1st Grade Premiers 2015 -- 2014 -- 1997 -- 1996 -- 1992
1st Grade Minor Premiers 2017 -- 2015 -- 2011 -- 1997 -- 1992 -- 1990
2nd Grade Premiers 2019 -- 2017 -- 2016 -- 2015 -- 2014 -- 2011 -- 2006 -- 1991 -- 1990 -- 1977 -- 1974
2nd Grade Minor Premiers  2017 -- 2008 -- 1993 -- 1992 -- 1991
3rd Grade Premiers 2016 -- 2015 -- 2014 -- 2013 -- 2012 -- 2011 -- 2008 -- 1997
3rd Grade Minor Premiers 2016 -- 2015 -- 2014 -- 2013 -- 2012 -- 2008 -- 1998 -- 1993
4th Grade Premiers 2014 -- 2012 -- 2011 -- 2009 -- 2008 -- 2007 -- 2006
4th Grade Minor Premiers 2014 -- 2013 -- 2009 -- 2008
5th Grade Premiers 2012 -- 2011
5th Grade Minor Premiers 2011
6th Grade Premiers 2017 -- 2001 -- 2000
6th Grade Minor Premiers 2001 -- 2000

Representative Duties

2017 -- 

 

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