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Sid-sational!

A look back at the first pro season of Sid Fernandez, who won a World Series with the New York Mets in 1986.

Fernandez got his start in the Pioneer League with the Lethbridge Dodgers …

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Here Comes The Boom

David Wells could barely navigate connecting flights, let alone figure out where Medicine Hat was when he made his way outside of the United States for the first time.

The trip north in 1982, his introduction to professional baseball, offered the left-handed pitcher an education in sports and life. Wells was forthcoming about both aspects of his journey in his 2003 autobiography, Perfect I’m Not. One chapter of the book provides a compelling look at the minor-league experience at the lowest level.

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In The Cards: 1996 Medicine Hat Blue Jays

They were a head-scratching bunch, the 1996 Medicine Hat Blue Jays.

Their play left much to be desired, as was made evident by a dismal 22-50 record. Yet despite what unfolded on the diamond, the rookie-level squad saw their attendance double from the previous season as they welcomed 41,942 fans to Athletic Park for an up-close view of how not to play baseball.

Learn more about the team in our latest edition of In The Cards …

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