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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Far away from home, 17-year-old Guillermo Quiroz arrived in Medicine Hat in 1999 to play for the Blue Jays.
What later transpired was a 17-year pro career with a lot of stops and stories.
He recently shared some of them in an episode of the ADS Podcast.
Read More The Road Warrior
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!
Read More Online Silent Auction: Nov. 23-30
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.
Read More Familiar World Series MVPs
Erik Kratz represents the end of an Alberta era. He is the last active player in Major League Baseball who spent time with the Medicine Hat Blue Jays.
He was part of the last Pioneer League team to come through Athletic Park in 2002.
We caught up with his old manager Rolando Pino to talk about Kratz and his improbable journey to baseball folk hero.
Read More Last Of The Baby Jays