February 16th will always mean something to Lethbridge’s Landen Bourassa.
In 2019, it was the day his elbow “came apart” while pitching in his first game of the season.
In 2020, it was the day he returned to the University of San Francisco Dons roster after recovering from Tommy John surgery.
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Dawgs Academy grad LaRon Smith is chomping at the bit to get going.
After being chosen in the 25th round of the 2018 MLB Draft by Minnesota, he has been dealing with a transition to catching as well as injuries.
He’s putting it all behind him heading into the Twins’ 2020 Spring Training.
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Leroy Paige easily could have adopted the nickname “Satchel” for the amount of travel he did over a pitching career that spanned five decades.
The lanky right-hander made a name for himself in the Negro Leagues long before he put his stamp on Major League Baseball (MLB), but he also played in the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Barnstorming tours took him across North America, too, including some memorable trips through Western Canada.
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Adam Macko has a bold goal in mind.
It’s not enough to make it into professional baseball or even into the Major Leagues. He wants to get into the Hall of Fame.
His journey towards that goal soon begins with his first spring training with the Seattle Mariners.
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The 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) campaign was a revelation for Calgary pitcher Mike Soroka.
A quick look at his accomplishments from last year shows that. He was a National League (NL) Rookie of the Year runner-up; he finished sixth in NL Cy Young voting; he won the Tip O’Neill Award, which honours Canada’s best baseball player; he pitched a three-up, three-down inning in the MLB All-Star Game; and he was a finalist for the Lou Marsh Award, given annually to the nation’s top athlete. Those are just the Coles Notes on a season filled with impressive firsts for the young man.
So, what can we expect from the 22-year-old during his sophomore season?
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