SSHoF logoDan Asham

Builder (2018)


Dan AshamDan Asham came here from Brandon in 1979. He gets a high-five from baseball in Saskatchewan.

Asham played baseball in Saskatoon. He still coaches baseball. He serves and chairs various boards within baseball leagues. Dan volunteers with the organizing and the hosting of baseball tournaments, including major events such as the Canada Summer Games and the Canada Cup. He covers all the bases. He is enshrined in the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame.

Asham has coached the mosquito Orioles, the pee wee and Bantam Rays, the junior Stallions and the senior Outlaws. These teams have gone on to Western and National Championships.

He managed the Knights of Columbus Mosquito League that grew from 17 teams to 71. He ran the first indoor baseball camp in Saskatchewan. As a zone co-ordinator, he recruited coaches and volunteers. When more diamonds were needed, he seeks and finds.

Asham, who began playing Little League baseball in 1961 at the age of 5, tells his players before every game that the umpire yells, 'Play ball.' Not one has ever said work ball. “If you have to work the game, it's not the game for you.”