The South Perth Baseball Club was established in 1947 with Jim Dore as its first coach.
In the 2021/2022 Season we celebrated our 75th Anniversary as a club. There we a couple of events held during the season to recognize and celebrate this great achievement, all culminating with a fantastic piece of work, lead by Jody Adams and many past and present club members, that showcases our history from day one until now.
If you would like to have a read click on this link to download a copy
Club Awards & Success
South Perth has been recognised as ‘Club of the Year‘ by Baseball WA a record 12 times in the 19 years of the award.
Our State League (formerly A grade) teams won Premierships in 1947, 1948, 1951, 1952, 1967, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2012 & 2013.
Our AAA/Reserves team were Premiers in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005 & 2010.
Our record makes South Perth one of the most successful baseball clubs in Western Australia.
Over the years the club has produced many outstanding players who have represented the State and Australia at both Junior and Senior levels, as well as played professional baseball around the world.
Mark Ettles, Peter Moylan and Warwick Saupold have all made it to ‘The Show’, with Saupold currently on the roster for the Detroit Tigers.
Our online honour boards below list all players and members who have achieved at State, National and International levels.
Played Major League Baseball (MLB)
|Mark ETTLES||San Diego Padres|
|Peter MOYLAN||Atlanta Braves|
Los Angeles Dodgers
|Warrick SAUPOLD||Detroit Tigers|
Represented Australia at an Olympic Games
|Jason HEWITT||1996 Atlanta|
|Stuart HOWELL||1996 Atlanta|
|Mark ETTLES||2000 Sydney|
|Greg JELKS||2000 Sydney||Coach|
|Rae COLEMAN||2000 Sydney||Scorer|
Represented Australia In Senior International Competition
|Graeme MENNER (Snr)|
Represented Western Australia in Claxton Shield/ABL
|Graeme MENNER Snr|
Officiated at National or International Senior Level
Club Coaches & Presidents
Many names below are from recollections – If you can add a name please let us know.
|Season||Club Coach||Club President|
|1947 – 1948||Jim Dore||Ray Gooch|
|1948 – 1949|
|1949 – 1950|
|1950s||Jim Dore||Rob Gordon|
|1960s||Rod Byrne||John Bennett|
|Ron Skeggs||Bob O’Rourke|
|1970s||Ray Cook||Graham Menner|
|Graham Menner||Les Murray|
|Les Murray||Ralph White|
|1980s||Gary Scarterfield||Gary Scarterfield|
|Steve Olsen||Ted Ettles|
|John Osborn||Don Harben|
|Don Kyle||Tom Moylan|
|1990s||John Osborn||Peter Dodd|
|2000s||Lee Cahill (?)||Larry Harder|
|Jason Hewitt||Steve Colcliffe|
|2010s||Joe Evans||Rod Drew|
|Andrew Kyle||Julian Rawlinson|
|2016 – 2017||Rod Drew||Michael Lange|
|2017 – 2018||Rod Drew||Paul Wheeler|
|2018 – 2019||Brett Walters||Stuart Scott|
|2019 – 2020||Brett Walters||Jeremy Temby|
|2020 – 2021||Brett Walters||Jeremy Temby|
|2021-2022||Kent Fitzgibbons||Lucas Smith|