Eleven Heaven

“The New Britain 11” were members of the Double-A Rock Cats who kind of won the 2001 Eastern League championship.

The final was shutdown following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the players were hungry to win a final outright.

Now members of the 2002 Edmonton Trappers, they embarked on a journey to finish what they started.

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Wing Men

The fingerprints of the Edmonton Trappers were all over the 2002 World Series champion Anaheim Angels.

Learn more about the impact of the Pacific Coast League graduates on the title-winning club …

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Call to the Penner

If you would have told Ty Penner in high school or even early in his college baseball career that he would one day sign a contract with a Major League baseball team, he would have wanted to believe you.

But he admits, he doesn’t know if every bone in his body would have it was possible.

The Vauxhall Academy and UBC Thunderbird grad is still flying high after signing a free agent deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, leading to a whirlwind past few months.

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Reinventing the Abbott

Jim Abbott has served as inspiration in the baseball world for decades.

Born without a right hand, he persevered to become a college, Olympic and MLB pitcher who threw a no-hitter for the New York Yankees in 1993.

Abbott once again inspired fans with an improbable comeback in 1998 that included five appearances with the Calgary Cannons.

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The Un-Berra-Ble Lightness of Yogi

You can observe a lot by watching.

As a filmmaker, Sean Mullin knows this. But when the chance to work on a documentary about Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra presented itself, that pearl of wisdom took on even more meaning.

His production, “It Ain’t Over”, will be screened at the 2022 Calgary International Film Festival from September 22-October 2.

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