Arriving in Australia as a 21 year old in December 1974, Ken was looking forward to seeing the country of his Mum's relatives, complete with kangaroos hopping down the main thoroughfares of every city. A drive along Yamba Drive early in January 1975 with his Dad took him past the Mint Oval, where, to his great surprise, he spotted people playing baseball! Ken could hardly contain himself as he sprinted across the oval, to be met by John Manion, who listened politely to his inquiries and assured him that yes indeed, baseball did exist in Canberra. That year Ken signed with the Woden Rebels Baseball Club. Ken's dedication and support for his club saw him as an active playing member up until this current season. In baseball there is one outstanding tribute a club can pay a loyal servant. It does not involve elaborate trophies or extravagant gifts. If is beautifully simple, at the same time ensuring the individual is remember by his fellow club mates and those who succeed them, forever. That tribute was made by the club in the 1988/89 season, when at its senior presentation night the number 11, worn by Ken McInnis through 15 seasons and 345 games was retired. That means that no-one, at Rebels will wear 11 on his uniform again and as long as the club endures, its records will show the number as belonging to "K McInnis". A true legend of the game. Rest in peace Ken.
On 3 October 2013, Toni Forder (Ainslie Bears) tragically lost her life in a houseboat accident. Friday the 21st of February saw friends, family and supporters gather together to help raise funds for Toni's family. Rebels players and supporters attended the fun night with our table scoring 39 points for the night - with the winning table coming in with 43 points - well done Rebels. The night also included some fabulous auction items. The lovely Lyn Jensen coming away with a couple of items in the silent auction and the "lady with the mustache" the beautiful Brenda Conroy having the final bid on a "dinner" with Steve Kent. The night was a great success - raising in excess of $40,000 for Toni's family.
The U12 Rebels travelled cross-state on August 3, returning after notching two victories in the club’s first-ever trip to the Lake Macquarie Invitational. Coached by Matt Murray and Dave Franks, the squad, composed of three returning U12 players, two friendship players from the Ainslie Bears, and eight rising players from the U10, came together to play good baseball over the four games and leave a positive impression.