John Dinsmore has been described as the man “who made Little League go” in Prince George and the north. Through his efforts, a four-team league was established in the city in 1954. Seeing the need for a program for older boys, he organized the Pony League in 1955 and the Connie Mac League in 1957.
With minor baseball firmly established in Prince George, John traveled the north, building other Little League organizations, an effort which culminated in the formation of the province’s fourth Little League district. John served as the district administrator for 15 years.
For his dedication to the sport, John was recognized in 1964 by the B.C. Amateur Baseball Association as the person who had done the most for Little League baseball in the province.
In 1989 he was made a "Life Member of B.C. Little League Baseball."
The Little League facility at 12th and Freeman is named in his honour: John Dinsmore Stadium.
He played, he coached, he umpired, he organized and he administered. John once said he didn’t know anyone as crazy about baseball as he was, and he was probably right. For the rest of us, his obsession was a great gift. As the beneficiaries of John’s tireless enthusiasm, we are grateful for this opportunity to honour and immortalize his legacy.