SSHoF logoTim Kroeker

Athlete (2022)


Tim KroekerTim Kroeker hit for the cycle in baseball.

He twice led the Saskatoon Senior Baseball League for most home runs in a season.

He played for the Saskatoon Yellowjackets when they finished first in the Western Major Baseball League regular season.

He won silver at the 1989 Canada Games. In the then 22-year history of the Canada Games, Saskatchewan had never done better in baseball.

He won bronze as a third baseman and outfielder in the 1993 World University Games in Buffalo with a win against Japan. That’s Canada’s first medal ever in international ball.

Kroeker played pee wee hockey for the Imperial 400. In high school at Saskatoon Holy Cross, he was a forward on the Crusaders basketball team that finished third in provincials and a receiver for the Crusaders who won football provincials. But baseball fits him like a glove.

He played for colleges in North Carolina and California and Louisiana, reaching a conference final in his junior season.

Kroeker was named to the national senior team for three consecutive years. He went to a World Cup qualifier in 1993. He was in the World Cup in Nicaragua in 1994. At the Americas Baseball Challenge in Edmonton in 1995, he led the Canadian team in batting average for the event and had two hits in the game to decide third place when Cuba defeated Canada.

Kroeker has returned to football. He has been an official in the Saskatoon Kinsmen Minor Football League and Canadian university. A CFL official since 2006, he has worked in the Grey Cup four times. He did an NFL pre-season game in 2019.