Stairs Shares Baseball Wisdom

Matt Stairs must feel at home in Alberta.

The former big league slugger, who was at Seaman Stadium in Okotoks for the Western Canadian Baseball League’s All-Star Game, has a brother that lives in Calgary and he his wife, Lisa, were staying with his ex-sister-in-law in Okotoks.

The former Edmonton Trappers star sat down for a chat with Canadian Baseball Network’s Kevin Glew during the festivities.

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Care For the Kids

They waited with baited breath to hear their communities named on a nationally-televised broadcast.

Calgary’s Centennial Little League and Whitecourt Minor Baseball erupted into cheers when they heard their names called in the annual Jays Care Foundation “Field of Dreams” grant announcement on April 22.

Both will now get down to work in improving their local facilities.

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Key to the Game

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.

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Alberta’s 2022 Pro Connections

The 2022 baseball season is officially underway.

Scouring the rosters of all Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball teams, there is certainly no shortage of connections to Alberta on the field.

We’ve compiled a list of players who were born here, trained here or played here with the Western Canadian Baseball League.

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