Over the last year, we have asked a simple question of our guests on Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast.
“What does the game of baseball mean to you?”
It has resulted in some of the most heartfelt, genuine answers, which we wanted to gather together in one place as we celebrate the game of baseball.
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It was one of the finest seasons the Calgary Cannons experienced in their 18-year history.
They turned in a franchise-best record of 84 wins and 57 losses on their way to first place in the Northern Division and an appearance in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) championship.
But sadly, it wasn’t enough …
Read More In The Cards: 1987 Calgary Cannons
National Baseball Hall of Fame hopefuls are once again doing their best imitation of expectant fathers, nervously pacing back and forth while awaiting the thumbs up to break out celebratory cigars.
The birth of a baby is not on the line, but a berth among baseball’s immortals is at stake for players on the ballot.
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There were few things left for Fernando Valenzuela to achieve in baseball by the time the 1990s rolled around.
His resumé included a Cy Young Award, Rookie of the Year honours, a pair of Silver Slugger nods, a Gold Glove, a couple of World Series rings, and six National League (NL) All-Star selections.
Not bad for the man from little-known Etchohuaquila, Mexico.
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Expectations were high for the Calgary Cannons heading into the 1988 season.
After making it to the Pacific Coast League final the previous summer, the Cannons seemed primed for a repeat performance.
We continue our look back at some of the baseball cards of the past with our new In The Cards, focusing in on the 1988 Calgary Cannons.
Read More In The Cards: 1988 Calgary Cannons