The Medicine Hat Mavericks were the last champions of the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) in 2018. The league has since become the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) and last year it ushered in a new reigning champ in the Okotoks Dawgs.
During this edition of In The Cards, we take a closer look at that title-winning Mavs team, which posted a 38-9 regular-season record. Offensively, Medicine Hat led the league in runs, hits, runs batted in (RBI), on-base percentage, walks and batting average. They also placed close to the top of the WMBL in several pitching categories.
This sharp-looking set of cards includes a range of action shots on the front – there’s a great one of outfielder Jaxson Hooge making a barehanded grab and a not-so-great bunting image of a faceless Jordan Dray. The back includes mug shots of the players and coaches, as well as biographical information and sponsorship ads.
Let’s take a closer look …
We are hoping to create an online digital archive of Alberta baseball card sets with our In The Cards series. If you have baseball cards you’d like to donate – or lend – to our cause, please email us at AlbertaDugoutStories@gmail.com with more information and to make arrangements.
This is currently the only set of WMBL/WCBL baseball cards we have in our collection, so please let us know if you can be of assistance.
As always, feel free to leave a note about the cards, or the players and coaches, in our comments section below.