Matt Lloyd vividly remembers how his 2022 baseball season came to an unexpected end.
The Calgary native was patrolling first base for the Chattanooga Lookouts in a May 3 game against Rocket City, when a hard-hit ball was relayed back to him.
Trying to simultaneously catch the ball and dive and tag the runner, he felt a pop, that led to a surgery and lengthy rehabilitation.
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It’s been a tough couple of years for Calgary’s Mike Soroka.
The Atlanta Braves ace has torn his Achilles tendon twice, requiring three surgeries, all while navigating the restrictions around COVID-19.
He got back onto the field in 2022, albeit briefly, and believes he’s finally in line for a “normal” off-season heading into the new year.
Read More Signed, Healed, Ready to Deliver
Jim Abbott has served as inspiration in the baseball world for decades.
Born without a right hand, he persevered to become a college, Olympic and MLB pitcher who threw a no-hitter for the New York Yankees in 1993.
Abbott once again inspired fans with an improbable comeback in 1998 that included five appearances with the Calgary Cannons.
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The 2022 baseball season is officially underway.
Scouring the rosters of all Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball teams, there is certainly no shortage of connections to Alberta on the field.
We’ve compiled a list of players who were born here, trained here or played here with the Western Canadian Baseball League.
Read More Alberta’s 2022 Pro Connections
The Steroid Era is front and centre during this year’s National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot decision.
Do the juicers belong?
Here’s our take …
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