Duane Larson wanted to play an aggressive style of baseball.
Heading into the 1982 Pioneer League season, the Medicine Hat Blue Jays coach had high expectations.
His team, featuring a trio of future Toronto stars, delivered in a big way, winning the team’s only championship title.
Read More Bluebirds of a Feather
Jimmy Key put up some fantastic numbers in his short visit with the Medicine Hat Blue Jays in 1982.
A 2-1 record with a 2.30 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 31+ innings of work earned the young lefthander a promotion.
However, the move didn’t sit well with everyone, even if the team went on to win the Pioneer League championship.
Read More Key to the Game
We trace the ties between the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot and the province of Alberta.
A pair of Calgary Cannons and an infielder who helped the Edmonton Trappers win a PCL championship are being considered …
Read More The Long Hall
A look back at the first pro season of Sid Fernandez, who won a World Series with the New York Mets in 1986.
Fernandez got his start in the Pioneer League with the Lethbridge Dodgers …
Read More Sid-sational!
Happy birthday Junior Felix!
Err … happy belated birthday?! Or is it tomorrow?
As elusive as he was on the base paths at times during his playing career, the actual date of birth of Junior Francisco Felix Sanchez also proved hard to run down.
His official birthday is listed as October 3rd, 1967, but it was long suspected that the outfielder from Laguna Salada in the Dominican Republic was much older than that date would suggest.
Read More Ageless Wonder