Mike Pistor

Coach Baseball 2012
Mike Pistor

Mike Pistor, a product of the North Delta Baseball Association and Delta Dodgers Major Juvenile Baseball Club, had a playing career spanning approximately eleven years. During that time, he experienced success in both organizations by being a member of Provincial championship teams in 1972 and 1974 (Bronco), 1976 (Pony) as well as Western Canada silver medallists in 1974 (Bronco) and bronze medallists in 1976 (Pony). With the Delta Dodgers, his team attained the Major Junior League Championship in 1979 and 1980.

Mike began his coaching career in the North Delta Baseball Association between 1983 and 1987. His success continued in coaching, winning the Pony Provincial Championship in 1984 and 1985, combined with a silver medal and gold medal at the Pony Western Canadian Baseball Championships in those respective years. Moving to the Colt division in 1987, he coached North Delta to a silver medal at the Colt Provincial Tournament.

In 1988, Mike assumed responsibility of coaching the Delta Dodgers, a commitment ending in 2003. His won-loss record is stellar (374 wins and 174 losses) in league play. For eight years, the Dodgers were BC Junior League Champions; BC Junior Provincial Champions for four years; Canadian Junior National silver medallists in 2000 and bronze medallists in 1998 and 2003.

Mike Pistor took the Delta Dodgers to a new level. He brought a love for the game through a self-respecting, hardworking approach, technical knowledge and strong teaching skills. The Dodgers program became well known in baseball circles for the potential of some of the players as well as the club’s consistent quality at tournaments in Washington and BC. A tradition developed under the direction of Mike Pistor and the founding group that created the Dodgers. Through selflessness, high quality performance, consistency and dedication, Mike left his trademark of an inspiring role model on the team for future generations of players.