Major League Baseball (MLB) may feel like it is far removed from the ball diamonds of Alberta, but if you play a quick game of six dugouts of separation you’ll discover there are plenty of coaching connections between the majors and our province.
In our first of a two-part series exploring those connections, we look at the American League squads who have former Alberta players on the payroll.
Read More Alberta’s AL Dugout Connections
Far away from home, 17-year-old Guillermo Quiroz arrived in Medicine Hat in 1999 to play for the Blue Jays.
What later transpired was a 17-year pro career with a lot of stops and stories.
He recently shared some of them in an episode of the ADS Podcast.
Read More The Road Warrior
Erik Kratz represents the end of an Alberta era. He is the last active player in Major League Baseball who spent time with the Medicine Hat Blue Jays.
He was part of the last Pioneer League team to come through Athletic Park in 2002.
We caught up with his old manager Rolando Pino to talk about Kratz and his improbable journey to baseball folk hero.
Read More Last Of The Baby Jays
The road to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame can sometimes go through some unexpected places. For Oakland native Lloyd Moseby, it might have felt like an episode of “The Amazing Race” on his way to Medicine Hat.
Read More Helicopters, Cows, Horses and the Hall of Fame
Medicine Hat baseball fans were heartbroken to hear their beloved Blue Jays were flying south. But the pain was short-lived, as less than a year later, a championship team was crowned in the southeast Alberta city.
Read More 15 Years Later: Blue Jays Fly Away From Medicine Hat