It’s said that the Mounties “always get their man.” Well, the 1994 Lethbridge Mounties rounded up at least 30 of them who were guilty of stealing bases and punching out batters.
Behold the photographic evidence, a rogues’ gallery of southern Alberta baseball players. There will never be a case of mistaken identity with this group. Murderers’ row, they were not.
Let’s take a closer look at this team set of baseball cards …
Read More In The Cards: 1994 Lethbridge Mounties
In many ways, Andre Dawson embodied all that was possible for a community that opened its arms to affiliated minor league baseball.
Dawson made his professional baseball debut with the new Lethbridge Expos of the Pioneer League in 1975.
He also wore #42 in Lethbridge, a number made famous by Jackie Robinson and a baseball tournament held in Dawson’s name is held every February as part of MLB’s recognition of Black History Month.
Read More Taking Flight
February 16th will always mean something to Lethbridge’s Landen Bourassa.
In 2019, it was the day his elbow “came apart” while pitching in his first game of the season.
In 2020, it was the day he returned to the University of San Francisco Dons roster after recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Read More Don’t Stop Believin’
One of the harsh realities of any baseball season is that players may not get a chance to finish the campaign and help their teammates when they need them most.
For pitchers at the Major League Baseball (MLB) level, they may have innings limits or be forced to sit out due to injury.
Such is the case for lefty hurler Jaden Griffin, who recently wrapped up his season with the Lethbridge Bulls. He is the subject of our most recent 7th Inning Stretch feature.
Read More 7th Inning Stretch: Jaden Griffin
They say that home is where the heart is.
As it turns out, Ontario’s Ashton Roy is feeling pretty good about his second home here in Alberta.
He moved here in 2015 and talks to us in our latest 7th Inning Stretch about the move, this province and the “Major League” character he channels in the clubhouse.
Read More 7th Inning Stretch: Ashton Roy