SSHoF logoLen Breckner

Athlete (2009)


Len BrecknerLen Breckner was one of the prominent Saskatchewan-born players in senior and semi-pro baseball from 1948 until 1966. He played with his hometown Colonsay Monarchs and Kindersley Klippers in the Saskatoon Exhibition tournaments, twice winning the batting championship. He played right field and first base for Saskatoon Gems in the Western Canada League from 1952 until 1959.

He was chosen to play for Canada in the 1955 Global World Series at Milwaukee. He also played for the Saskatoon Commodores, beginning in 1958 in the Canadian American League and later in the North Saskatchewan League. Considered a hitter with power, and blessed with a strong throwing arm, Len was voted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.

He has also been honoured by the Saskatoon Hockey Association and Saskatoon Minor Softball Association for coaching and administrative services.

** Deceased