By Bob Elliott, QMI agency
The cold hard numbers from faraway lands:
A .750 win percentage in must-win games.
And oh yes, three medals.
The golden era of Canadian baseball at the major-league level (26 Canadians appeared in the majors this season) continued on the international stage.
First, a bronze medal at the 39th World Cup in Panama.
Then, gold at the Pan-Am Games in Mexico, Canada’s first with seniors and second since the world juniors in 1991.
And finally a silver medal, its first, at the world junior championship in Colombia.
The list includes: Hall of Famers Paul Beeston (4th), Pat Gillick (5th), Larry Walker (9th), Fergie Jenkins (13th), Ron Taylor (28th), Allan Simpson (29), Dave McKay (31st), Paul Quantrill (42nd) and Stubby Clapp (71st). Plus award winners Jacques Doucet (34th) and outgoing President/CEO Tom Valcke (40th).
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