Long before Sportsnet 960 The Fan radio personalities Pat Steinberg and Will Nault were making waves on the air, they were teenagers in need of summer jobs.
For both of them, their first paycheques came as a result of the innings they put in at Foothills Stadium.
Steinberg was 14 years old when a job fair at the ballpark – which was then called Burns Stadium – landed him a role with the Triple-A Calgary Cannons of the Pacific Coast League (PCL).
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Major League Baseball (MLB) may feel like it is far removed from the ball diamonds of Alberta, but if you play a quick game of six dugouts of separation you’ll discover there are plenty of coaching connections between the majors and our province.
In our first of a two-part series exploring those connections, we look at the American League squads who have former Alberta players on the payroll.
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With the Christmas season upon us, we have just the gifts for the baseball fans in your life! Introducing the Alberta Dugout Stories Silent Auction!
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The World Series MVP award recognizes the most clutch performers in baseball.
Over the years, the winners of the award have included several players who once called Alberta home.
Here’s our look at some former Pacific Coast League and Pioneer League talents who saved their best play for the World Series.
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From a historical and statistical perspective, Ron Kittle put together the best single season of baseball that Alberta has ever seen.
But as good as that 1982 campaign for the Edmonton Trappers was, Kittle is much more prolific as a sports personality and baseball storyteller.
Edmonton got a taste of Kittle’s gift of the gab recently when the 1983 American League Rookie of the Year visited the provincial capital. The 6-foot-4, thick-armed and bespectacled former outfielder was in town as a guest of the Edmonton Prospects of the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL).
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