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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In an effort to track how some of his son’s friends were doing in college baseball state-side, Kevin Wall created the CB Players website.
It’s now turned into a place many fans, coaches and players turn to for information about Canadians (and Albertans) doing great things in the United States.
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If you’re around baseball long enough in the Edmonton area, you will eventually hear about St. FX, or just FX.
That’s the abbreviated form of St. Francis Xavier Baseball Academy, a program that guides student athletes as they pursue their academic and sporting dreams.
Brad Wolansky, the director of the academy, brought his extensive baseball experience to Alberta’s capital with the aim of coaching aspiring major leaguers. He made time for us and our latest installment of “1 Thru 9,” which examines the baseball academies in Alberta.
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St. Albert’s Jackson Wark has always dreamed about playing college baseball.
And while he may be one of the top-ranked draft-eligible players from Canada, right now he’s focused on bringing success to his Saint Louis University Billikens.
We chatted with him for a recent episode of Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast and here’s that exchange.
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Baseball’s popularity across the world is rising. With players from all over the world getting an opportunity to play in the MLB, it comes as no surprise that some of that talent is finding its way to the Western Major Baseball League.
In particular, two Australians called Alberta their home for the summer. Edmonton’s Michael Gahan and Lethbridge’s Lachlan Mayo made names for themselves in different ways over the past couple of years in our province.
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