No one can ever accuse Jarome Iginla of choosing the wrong sport.
As a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a player who amassed 625 goals and 1,300 points over his National Hockey League (NHL) career, the former Art Ross Trophy winner can sleep soundly knowing that the work boots that fit him best had steel blades on the soles.
But that’s not to say that “Iggy” – as he became known to hockey fans – didn’t have options when it came to his athletic pursuits. The product of St. Albert was just as comfortable in baseball cleats as he was in skates when he was growing up, and those who witnessed what he was capable of on the diamond say he could have had a future in baseball if he chose that route.
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The success stories of baseball in Alberta have been well-documented.
From Mike Soroka and Erik Sabrowski to Nicole Luchanski and Madison Willan, baseball has been top of mind for many.
But as Baseball Alberta’s Darren Dekinder tells us, you can trace a lot of the success back to the grassroots.
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It has been 17 years since an Alberta team represented Canada at the Little League World Series.
The Calgary West squad was the first since 1977 to take Canada to South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
As everyone watched this year’s edition, we caught up with two members of that squad to reminisce about that tournament.
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Just about a year into its existence, the Alberta bureau of Prep Baseball Report is making strides in building up a “robust profile” on some of the province’s young baseball talent.
Former Lethbridge Bulls pitcher Andrew Maclean sat down with us to talk about what he’s looking for, what he’s seeing and what we should be seeing out of the baseball scene in Alberta over the next few years.
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Taylor Roberge will get to play in the stadium that he considers to be the “nicest field” he’s played on.
The trouble: the Calgary native will be suiting up for the enemy.
The Dinos hurler took a few minutes before the Alberta trip to answer our questions for “1 Thru 9.”
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