After more than 1,000 days away from a Major League Baseball mound, Michael Soroka made his return with the Atlanta Braves.
Enduring a battle with injuries, the Calgary product went six innings, allowing four runs on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts.
More importantly, he was able to walk off the field on his own accord.
Read More The Second Debut
Michael Soroka is healthy and doing well rehabbing in the minors …
Read More Soroka on Road Back to Atlanta
If one thing is for certain, 2023 will not be short on things for baseball fans in Alberta to talk about.
2022 certainly set the bar high with fantastic individual and team performances, great community-building opportunities and a return to “normal” of sorts after what was an unprecedented couple of years around the world.
Once again, we take a look at the top five storylines we will be watching heading into the new year.
Read More Five Storylines We’re Watching in 2023
It’s been a tough couple of years for Calgary’s Mike Soroka.
The Atlanta Braves ace has torn his Achilles tendon twice, requiring three surgeries, all while navigating the restrictions around COVID-19.
He got back onto the field in 2022, albeit briefly, and believes he’s finally in line for a “normal” off-season heading into the new year.
Read More Signed, Healed, Ready to Deliver
The 2022 baseball season is officially underway.
Scouring the rosters of all Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball teams, there is certainly no shortage of connections to Alberta on the field.
We’ve compiled a list of players who were born here, trained here or played here with the Western Canadian Baseball League.
Read More Alberta’s 2022 Pro Connections
It all started at the tables of Calgary pubs as conversations about baseball’s days of yore in Alberta.
The Expos, Dodgers, Blue Jays, Trappers and Cannons featuring names like Dawson, Sax, Moseby, Valenzuela and Edgar.
Here we are, five years later since the start of Alberta Dugout Stories. We’re here to say thank YOU for your tremendous support.
Read More EDITORIAL: Five Years Later
It was a dream ride for Medicine Hat trainer Mike Frostad in Atlanta.
But the Los Angeles Angels made him an offer he couldn’t refuse, and now he’s taking that dream to California.
Read More California Dreamin’
We take a look at the World Series celebrations of Albertans Mike Frostad and Mike Soroka.
Both men helped the Atlanta Braves achieve baseball’s ultimate goal.
Read More Soaking It All In
Perhaps the most telling predictor of Mike Soroka’s 2021 season cannot be found in glossy magazines, websites devoted to the Atlanta Braves, or online fantasy baseball tools.
Maybe baseball watchers should look to Frederic Horowitz, Margaret Brogan and Robert Herzog for answers.
Read More What to Expect From Soroka in 2021
Watching Calgary’s Mike Soroka succeed at the Major League Baseball level is somewhat bittersweet for Greg Morrison.
The Medicine Hat Mavericks owner and general manager might find himself asking “what if” when he thinks back on the summer of 2015.
Morrison had managed to convince Soroka to play for the Mavericks that summer, but it wasn’t meant to be as he was drafted in the first round of that summer’s MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
Read More Close But No Soroka