The Calgary Bronchos faced every cliche in the book. Their backs were against the wall, it was do or die, they were on the brink of elimination.
After falling behind 4-1 in the best-of-nine series against the Regina Senators, the Bronks overcame the adversity to emerge victorious.
However, it came with some rumours of their opposition “laying down.”
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Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?
Fishing in Alberta, of course.
Or at least that’s what he told reporters prior to his arrival in Wild Rose Country in the summer of 1953.
“I’m going to Jasper to fish,” DiMaggio told The Vancouver Sun before hopping on a Trans-Canada Airlines plane for Calgary.
There was indeed an enticing catch to be had in Alberta at the time, in the form of his main squeeze Marilyn Monroe.
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If patience is a virtue, Russ Parker has a dugout full of it.
Calgary’s “Mr. Baseball” went through the ringer to bring Triple-A baseball to the city, including rumours, a difficult deal and a snowstorm.
On the 35th anniversary of the team’s debut at Foothills Stadium, we take a look back at the road taken to bring the Pacific Coast League team to Calgary.
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It is seemingly a marriage of three favourite pieces of baseball lore: cards, travel and books.
Brad Balukjian’s new book, “The Wax Pack: On The Open Road In Search Of Baseball’s Afterlife,” dives into what happened to the players he found in a pack of 1986 Topps baseball cards.
It led him down an 11,341-mile adventure that can only be described as a mix of nostalgia, travelogue and self-discovery.
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It wasn’t just Americans who suited up in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
A total of 68 Canadians were part of the league between 1943-1954. And the AAGPBL lists ten as being from Alberta.
On this International Women’s Day, we shed some light on their contributions on and off the field.
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