We look at the 2019 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction class.
It includes former Calgary Cannon pitcher Ryan Dempster, long-time Blue Jays GM Gord Ash, former Yankee bench coach Rob Thomson and Trail, B.C. product Jason Bay.
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It was a bittersweet World Series win by the Boston Red Sox for Calgarian Jordan Procyshen. The 25-year-old catcher, a graduate of the Dawgs Academy in Okotoks, was released by the Red Sox on Aug. 2nd after a five-year journey through Boston’s minor-league system.
In that time, the 14th-round selection in 2014 traveled from Greenville, South Carolina to Lowell, Massachusetts to Salem, Virginia to Portland, Maine. He played Single-A and Double-A baseball in the South Atlantic League, the New York-Pennsylvania League, the Carolina League and the Eastern League.
Procyshen saw plenty of teammates come and go during that time, including players he watched excel during this Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason. But the Northern Kentucky University alumnus didn’t officially become a free agent until the World Series wrapped up.
Read More Catch & Release
Like a quarterback in football, catchers are in charge of how a play turns out. Alberta’s Jordan Procyshen is readying himself for the start of 2018 spring training, also teaching kids about his journey and calling the plays.
Read More Catching Up With Jordan Procyshen
Turns out Alberta puts more in the pipeline than just oil and gas for our southern neighbours.
And even though affiliated baseball left this province more than a decade ago, there are still plenty of people who played here that are now helping their MLB teams pursue a World Series title.
Read More From Wild Rose Country to Wild Card Games
Baseball superstardom aside, Ken Griffey Jr. and David Ortiz appear to have little in common. Although they did both skip over playing for Alberta’s ‘AAA’ teams.
Read More Avoiding Cannons and Eluding Traps