It was a celebration for every Alberta community from Acme to Youngstown and everyone all around.
Athletes, coaches, managers, umpires, volunteers and more were recognized during the 2023 Baseball Alberta Awards in Edmonton on Nov. 24.
Read More Celebrating Baseball Alberta’s Best of 2023
Calgary’s Mike Soroka saw it all in his eight years in the Atlanta Braves organization.
After battling several injuries in recent years, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound hurler was hoping to get back to his 2019 All-Star form.
He will be doing it with a new team though, as he was traded to the Chicago White Sox on Nov. 16.
Read More New Sox for Soroka
Each season and every year brings its own rollercoaster ride.
New heights experienced and sorrowful depths that leave a mark … these wild swings happen in the batter’s box as well as far out of earshot of the crack of the bat.
As the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) season was in its first month and the potential of a fresh campaign offered hope and promise to teams and fans, our family was hit with news that left us stunned.
Read More Highs & Lows
It was supposed to be a one year trip across the pond to try playing baseball internationally.
Instead, Red Deer Minor Baseball product Levi Moon has turned into six years and counting.
The Badlands Academy and Prairie Baseball Academy alum admits he’s been bitten by the travel bug.
Read More To The Moon and Back
Harold Northcott’s resume is as impressive as they come for baseball in Alberta.
Having played and coached at the provincial and national level, the Central Alberta product was recently named to the Eastern Oregon University Athletics Hall of Fame.
However, Northcott says he is most proud of his family’s legacy in baseball.
Read More The Giant Killer
He has all the ingredients of a great manager.
And Torey Lovullo – the long-time skipper of the Arizona Diamondbacks – picked up a lengthy grocery list of those ingredients through his minor-league travels, which included stops in Alberta.
Read More The NeverEnding Torey
“Does Alberta punch above its weight when it comes to baseball in Canada?”
It’s a question our Joe McFarland posed on social media recently after what should be considered another successful year in our province.
But are we doing enough to celebrate it?
Read More OPINION: Baseball’s Opportunity in Alberta
William Labonte still has a couple of years left in high school.
But the Montreal-born product has already made an impact everywhere he’s gone, including Dawgs Academy in Okotoks.
Reporter Zach Worden has more on the Arizona State University commit’s appearance at the Canadian Futures Showcase.
Read More Sun Devil’s in the Details
In the prime of his Hall-of-Fame career and fresh off a World Series championship, Brooks Robinson was serving up baseball stories in southern Alberta.
The mainstay of the Baltimore Orioles was a guest speaker in Lethbridge at a Kinsmen dinner banquet on Feb. 4th, 1967, along with teammate Dave McNally.
The third baseman was a few years removed from his American League (AL) Most Valuable Player campaign and in a few more seasons he would claim World Series MVP honours.
Read More Rubbing Elbows with Brooks Robinson
He’s a man known much more for the surgery that’s named after him than his stellar pitching career.
But Edmonton baseball fans got to know Tommy John – the person – a bit during his time with the Triple-A team in Alberta’s capital city.
Read More Mound Surgeon