They call him “The Bat from The Hat.”
And while baseball eventually delivered Drew Miller to Medicine Hat, he actually grew up in Schuler, a small town about 60 kilometres northeast of The Gas City.
Baseball fans in Calgary, meanwhile, are more likely to recognize Miller from his time with the Vipers, an independent league team that played out of Foothills Stadium between 2005 and 2011.
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He may not come from what is typically considered a baseball hotbed, but Bonnyville’s Nik Cardinal has baseball in his blood.
His coach at Allan Hancock College, Chris Stevens, describes the 21-year-old Cardinal as an extremely hard-working pitcher who is constantly working on his craft.
We caught up with Cardinal to talk about his season at Allan Hancock College – where he won a Gold Glove for being the conference’s best fielding pitcher – and the upcoming WMBL campaign. We also spoke with him about overcoming injury and dealing with family tragedy.
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For Edmonton baseball fans, Reggie Jackson really was the straw that stirred the drink.
On May 16, 1983, the man known as Mr. October arrived in Edmonton for an exhibition game between the hometown Trappers of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League (PCL) and their parent club, the California Angels.
It was a nothing game for the Angels – a northerly stop wedged between an 8-6 loss to the Minnesota Twins and a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners – but it was a statement game for fans in Alberta’s capital.
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Lethbridge’s Tanner Jesson-Dalton went from being a sports-obsessed kid to owning his own business to getting back into the game he loves. And as he racks up the saves at Sacramento State, the 21-year-old reflects on his journey through baseball and business.
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Alexis Galloway’s trip to Cuba for the 2017 Baseball Canada Girls Development Camp was cut short because of injury. The Okotoks native was able to get back onto the radar for 2018 and looked to make an impression with the Women’s World Cup in Florida coming this summer.
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