In the prime of his Hall-of-Fame career and fresh off a World Series championship, Brooks Robinson was serving up baseball stories in southern Alberta.
The mainstay of the Baltimore Orioles was a guest speaker in Lethbridge at a Kinsmen dinner banquet on Feb. 4th, 1967, along with teammate Dave McNally.
The third baseman was a few years removed from his American League (AL) Most Valuable Player campaign and in a few more seasons he would claim World Series MVP honours.
Read More Rubbing Elbows with Brooks Robinson
As Eric Machej lined up at shortstop Friday at the Canadian Futures Showcase, there was a little more fanfare in the building than there had been throughout the week at Rogers Centre.
Jose Bautista was in Machej’s Team New Blue’s dugout.
The 18-year-old St. Albert Minor Baseball Association and Dawgs Academy product went about his business by smacking an RBI double.
Read More Magic Machej
He’s a man known much more for the surgery that’s named after him than his stellar pitching career.
But Edmonton baseball fans got to know Tommy John – the person – a bit during his time with the Triple-A team in Alberta’s capital city.
Read More Mound Surgeon
With the top Canadian baseball prospects gathering this week at Rogers Centre, Simon Baker stood out among them all.
The Webber Wildcats Academy outfielder put on a clinic at this year’s Canadian Futures Showcase and was named as the tournament MVP …
Read More Baker Named Canadian Futures Showcase MVP
When the players, coaches and assorted baseball observers assembled for scout day at the Canadian Futures Showcase, Nathan Flewelling hit perhaps the longest home run of the outing.
It was a hard-struck ball that smacked off the face of Schneider’s Porch in the 200 level of Rogers Centre.
That was just the beginning of Flewelling’s long-ball exploits this week in Toronto.
Selected for Saturday’s Home Run Derby, the Innisfail, Alberta native cracked 11 total dingers over two rounds to secure the event’s championship belt.
Read More Nathan Nukes
As Eric Hartman roams centre field at the Rogers Centre this week at the Canadian Futures Showcase, he’s continuing a family legacy started four years ago by his older brother Max.
The St. Albert Minor Baseball Association and Dawgs Academy product is coming off helping the Okotoks Dawgs win their seventh WCBL championship, and is looking forward to joining his sibling at Washington State University in 2024.
Read More Hart of a Champion
He can switch-hit and play multiple positions, including pitcher.
Webber Academy Wildcats utilityman Matt Macdonald captured plenty of attention suiting up for Team New Blue at the Canadian Futures Showcase.
Canadian Baseball Network’s Trevor Fitzpatrick caught up with the versatile Wildcat.
Read More Macdonald Showcases Versatility
The relationship between Dawgs Academy and Oregon State has always been strong.
The two programs took it to another level in September 2023 as the Beavers visited Okotoks for a nine-day mini-camp.
We take a look back at some of the action through the lens of our Ian Wilson.
Read More Beavers Fall Camp Photo Gallery
He’s the youngest player at the Canadian Futures Showcase.
Calgary product and Dawgs Academy prospect Colton Ullyett-French is part of the Class of 2027.
As Trevor Fitzpatrick reports, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound utilityman is hoping to make his presence felt.
Read More Ullyett-French Represents Class of 2027
Not one to shy away from a new opportunity to try something different, Brett Getz is excited about the opportunity to play in his second Canadian Futures Showcase.
The Medicine Hat native and Vauxhall Academy of Baseball product is working his way up to play on another big stage: college baseball with Sacramento State after he finished high school.
Read More Let’s Getz Ready to Rumble