Articles in the News Category
Best known as the colourful and beloved manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tommy Lasorda spent the bulk of his professional playing career in Canada. Originally signed by the Philadelphia Phillies, the fiery southpaw landed …MORE »
After playing football for the storied Notre Dame Fighting Irish, John McHale toiled for parts of five seasons with the Detroit Tigers, suiting up for a career-high 39 games with the club in 1947. He …MORE »
By Kevin Glew
His first professional baseball contract was signed in a quintessentially Canadian setting.
New Brunswick native Billy Harris was competing in a hockey tournament in Buchans, Nfld., when Brooklyn Dodgers scout Bill O’Connor secured the …
Serving as a player, manager, executive and community ambassador, Jim Fanning has spent over 60 years in professional baseball. The Chicago Cubs signed him as a catcher in 1949 and he played 64 games over …MORE »
By Baseball Canada
Seoul, Korea- In the end it just wasn’t meant to be for the Canadian Junior National Team as they dropped a 6-2 decision to the United States in the gold medal game at …
Seoul, Korea- Despite a 9-3 loss to host South Korea, Canada has booked a ticket to Saturday’s gold medal game at the IBAF 18U World Baseball Championship.
Canadian players were informed prior to taking on South …
Though diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and confined to a wheelchair for the last 40 years of his life, Dave Shury was a passionate and respected voice for Canadian baseball, leaving an indelible stamp on the …MORE »
Tom Burgess signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1946. In his first professional season, he belted 16 home runs with the Class D Hamilton Cardinals, earning himself a promotion to Allentown (Class B) the …MORE »
John Ducey was a player, umpire and administrator in Alberta for more than 60 years. As a 13-year-old, he served as a batboy at Diamond Park for teams that played against the Western Canadian Professional …MORE »