Baseball royalty, meet small-town Alberta.
The elementary school auditorium in a community of a few thousand people, located 120 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, seems an unlikely place to rub elbows with some of the world’s best baseball players and the brightest minds in sports.
Welcome to Barrhead, Alberta in the late 1970s.
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We’re not sure why, but banana yellow seemed to be a go-to colour for baseball cards in 1991.
Not only was it the hue for the MLB Fleer set, but it was also featured in the ProCards minor league set.
We sort through the Medicine Hat Blue Jays set and some of the stories of the players from that squad.
Read More In The Cards: 1991 Medicine Hat Blue Jays
There was a lot of hope in 1985 surrounding the newly-created Calgary Cannons.
The Pacific Coast League affiliate of the Seattle Mariners had just moved in from Salt Lake City and were hoping to improve on their semi-final appearance with much of the roster still in tact.
We take a look at some of those players on that roster with the baseball card set featuring 25 members of that inaugural version of the Cannons.
Read More In The Cards: 1985 Calgary Cannons
Baseball cards weren’t just a collectible from my childhood, they provided hours upon hours of entertainment.
Having only three channels to pick from on the family farm, my exposure to actual baseball games was pretty limited. So I had to get creative.
I set up a game on my bedroom floor and that was the first thing I thought of when coming up with my All Star selections.
Read More In The Cards: Joe’s All Stars
It is a baseball oasis in the middle of Canada’s prairie landscape.
In under 20 years, the Okotoks Dawgs college and academy programs have become the benchmark for success.
When looking at the path it took to get there, you can’t blame managing director John Ircandia for smiling from ear-to-ear as he looks at his own field of dreams.
We chatted with him in a recent episode of Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast to learn more about his mindset and vision going forward.
Read More Leader of the Dawg Pack