LMBA Commissioner Dan Taylor (left) presented Dan Harder with his 20 year seevice award.

Aldergrove’s Dan Harder receives 20 Year Award

Dan Harder joined the Lower Mainland Baseball Association in 1995 as a member of the Aldergrove Giants in the league’s 30-plus division

Dan Harder joined the Lower Mainland Baseball Association in 1995 as a member of the Aldergrove Giants in the league’s 30-plus division and his many contributions during the past two decades were recognized when he received the LMBA’s 20 Year Award prior to Sunday night’s game at South Aldergrove Park.

Dan Harder has participated as a player and manager in all three of the LMBA’s age divisions. His play on the field and his leadership as manager enabled the Aldergrove Giants to win four league titles and two playoff championships in the 30-plus division.

In 2004 Dan became a member of the Delta Stars in the LMBA’s 45-plus division and he has contributed to five divisional titles.

As he was playing in the LMBA, Dan was heavily involved with his son Jacob and his friends as they progressed through Aldergrove Minor Baseball. The Aldergrove Giants transitioned into the LMBA’s 18-plus division and under his management the team won three divisional titles and one league championship.

Dan suited up occasionally with the youngsters and this enabled him to catch Jacob, one of the league’s premier pitchers.

Two long-time members of the Giants, Tyler Jones and Jordan Fatkin received their 10 Year Awards at the same time and joined a long list of Giants players who have made many significant contributions to the LMBA.

“The LMBA provides an opportunity for any player to continue their career at any age level,” said Dan Harder. “It has also provided an opportunity to play on the same team as my son and we have celebrated several playing highlights as starting pitcher/catcher and hitting back to back doubles on Father’s Day. You will not have the same opportunities in any other league in Canada.”

“Dan has been a valued member of the LMBA for 20 seasons as a player, coach, manager, and team representative. He has a tremendous understanding and respect for the game – his contributions have been greatly appreciated,” said LMBA Commissioner, Dan Taylor.

Just Posted

Langley – revving up for the cause

Two local cancer patients receive a bit of financial aid from a recent Langley charity car show

LETTER: Langley City’s MP defends Liberal pipeline purchase

MP John Aldag defends the federal government purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Langley Xtreme win first provincial gold medal

Team takes U16B BC softball championships

In memory of Tessa Beauchamp

Langley Thunder Senior A lacrosse will wear special Tessa-inspired purple jerseys for WLA finale

VIDEO: GranFondo riders take to the streets of Fort Langley

Annual event draws more than 1,200 participants

VIDEO: Langley kids play Hawaii, again

Milestone year for Langley Ukulele Ensemble as they celebrate quarter century performing in Waikiki

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Two dead in two-vehicle crash between Revelstoke and Golden

RCMP are investigating the cause of the crash

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Alberta judge denies B.C.’s bid to block ‘Turn Off the Taps’ bill

He said the proper venue for the disagreement is Federal Court

Most Read