They call him Sweet Lou.
It was a nickname that Lou Piniella earned as a player because of his silky swing.
He later became one of the great managers of the game, although he drew the ire of Calgary Cannons supporters while he managed their parent team, the Seattle Mariners.
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In order to claim a World Series championship, you have to make the right hires.
For the Texas Rangers – who coaxed manager Bruce Bochy out of retirement with impressive results – that included luring Tim Hyers to the Major League Baseball (MLB) organization.
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He has all the ingredients of a great manager.
And Torey Lovullo – the long-time skipper of the Arizona Diamondbacks – picked up a lengthy grocery list of those ingredients through his minor-league travels, which included stops in Alberta.
Read More The NeverEnding Torey
He’s a man known much more for the surgery that’s named after him than his stellar pitching career.
But Edmonton baseball fans got to know Tommy John – the person – a bit during his time with the Triple-A team in Alberta’s capital city.
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As far as rosters go, the 1993 edition of Calgary’s Triple-A squad was not the best that the Cannons had to offer the Stampede city.
However, they did offer up a new look with some pinstripes.
Take a look back at the roster and the uniforms in our latest In The Cards.
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There are proper sendoffs and there are forgettable exits.
Sometimes the buildup for a final moment, a last chance at glory, produces the perfect moment.
On other occasions, even when the end is inevitable, the final out is less than magical. Like it was for Ken Forsch of the Calgary Cannons, it was just… over.
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Wait and see.
That will be the most likely outcome for a pair of former Calgary Cannons who are hoping to gain acceptance into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York …
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It’s a funny thing.
This series is called “In The Cards”, which would lead you to believe that the main stories of a particular season are reflected in the cardboard collectibles on display.
However, the 1994 Calgary Cannons team set might be better known for the players not in it, like Alex Rodriguez and Darren Bragg.
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He is easily one of the best players to ever play for the Calgary Cannons.
Tino Martinez put up MVP numbers during his two seasons (1990-1991) with the Cannons.
We take a look back at his time at Foothills Stadium, including a trade that almost sent him to Pittsburgh.
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“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.
Read More Eleven Heaven