On The Ballot

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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Fernandomania North

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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In The Cards: 1988 Calgary Cannons

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.

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In The Cards: 1986 Calgary Cannons

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.

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