A barefoot pitcher, a chimpanzee chasing players around the diamond, a missing mascot head and much, much more.
Minor league baseball really does have it all and Tim Hagerty knows that better than most people.
We chat with the author of “Tales from the Dugout: 1,001 Humorous, Inspirational & Wild Anecdotes from Minor League Baseball” about some of the connections in his book to Alberta.
Read More Bliss, Blasphemy & Bizarre Nights at the Ballpark
The Montreal Expos had a professional baseball following that was truly national in scope.
During their 36 years of operation, the Expos ran minor league affiliates across Canada, including Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Quebec City, and Lethbridge.
They also had a Pioneer League club in Calgary between 1979 to 1984, leading to many star-studded performances that we highlight here.
Read More Calgary Expos: All-Time Team
Year two of Edmonton Trapper baseball offered up the team’s first superstar.
Learn more about him and his teammates in the latest edition of In The Cards …
Read More In The Cards: 1982 Edmonton Trappers
Duane Larson wanted to play an aggressive style of baseball.
Heading into the 1982 Pioneer League season, the Medicine Hat Blue Jays coach had high expectations.
His team, featuring a trio of future Toronto stars, delivered in a big way, winning the team’s only championship title.
Read More Bluebirds of a Feather
We catch up with Mark Kingwell, author of Fail Better: Why Baseball Matters, to talk Cannons, Trappers, Dawgs and baseball books.
Read More Q&A with Baseball Author Mark Kingwell