Off the field, the 1990 Edmonton Trappers were caught in a rundown as efforts were underway to buy and relocate the team.
On the field, they almost won a Pacific Coast League championship.
Find out more about the team and its players in this edition of In The Cards …
Read More In The Cards: 1990 Edmonton Trappers
The unlikely return of the Toronto Blue Jays to the postseason this year will put the spotlight on several of the club’s rising stars.
Shortstop Bo Bichette is one of the players who will be counted on if the team hopes to advance past the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays in the best-of-three Wild Card Round. But there is another Bichette with the organization who may prove just as valuable to the team – Bo’s father Dante, who serves as an assistant hitting coach on the Blue Jays.
Many of the most valuable lessons that life and baseball had to offer, were learned by Dante Bichette as a member of the Edmonton Trappers.
Read More Dante’s Peek
The Calgary Bronchos faced every cliche in the book. Their backs were against the wall, it was do or die, they were on the brink of elimination.
After falling behind 4-1 in the best-of-nine series against the Regina Senators, the Bronks overcame the adversity to emerge victorious.
However, it came with some rumours of their opposition “laying down.”
Read More A Bronks Tale
The gloves are off.
And we’re not talking about the ones that catch baseballs.
With the recent announcement that the Edmonton Riverhawks will join the West Coast League (WCL) in 2021, that summer collegiate circuit has staked a claim in the heart of Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) territory with its 15th franchise.
It’s a move that has raised eyebrows and, in some circles, ire.
Read More Hawkish Move
The second season of Calgary Cannons baseball at Foothills Stadium featured some good talent.
But the team couldn’t replicate the success they had their first year.
The baseball cards created for them, however, allow fans to reminisce about some of the future MLB players who donned the red, yellow and white.
Read More In The Cards: 1986 Calgary Cannons