The Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) championship rematch between the Edmonton Prospects and Swift Current 57’s will go to a winner-take-all deciding Game 5 tonight at Mitchell Field.
One of the players who helped make this series go the distance is Edmonton’s left fielder Derek Shedden, whose desperate diving catch put an end to Game 3 and allowed Prospects fans to breathe a huge sigh of relief.
Ian Wilson caught up with Shedden this week.
Read More Q&A with Prospect Derek Shedden
No detail is too small for Ray Brown.
The head coach of the Edmonton Prospects has carved out a lengthy career in baseball by simply working hard and paying attention.
And now he’s hoping that attention to detail will get his ball club their first ever Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) title.
Read More Small Ball, Big Opportunity
It’s a long road from Crowchild Trail in Calgary to Atlantic Street in Seattle.
And for the man who would eventually have a section of that Emerald City street named after him, it was wrought with twists, detours and roadblocks.
Unlike Ken Griffey Jr., who made everything look so easy, including his journey to the big leagues, Edgar Martinez never took the express lane to stardom.
Read More The Long Road to Edgar Martinez Drive
When it comes to the Edmonton Prospects, Erik Sabrowski has been “The Dude” all season. He really ties the team together.
The fresh-faced Edmontonian batted .339 in 35 Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) regular season games this summer, collecting three home runs, 20 RBI and 21 runs.
Read More The Big Sabrowski
Calgary umpire Brad Johnston has been calling games for over 20 years.
And now he’s being rewarded with a trip to the World Series.
Read More Plate Discipline Earns World Series Berth
An Alberta Sports Hall of Famer still holds the Guinness World Record for longest baseball throw: 60 years later.
Read More Alberta Kid with an American Arm
One of Alberta’s tiniest communities is home to one of baseball’s biggest stars of yesteryear: Helen Nicol (Fox).
Read More Fantastic Mrs. Fox