“You win it.”
Visitors to Seaman Stadium may have become familiar with this phrase over the last two summers. Those seated close enough to the home dugout could hear Mitch Schmidt, the head coach of the Okotoks Dawgs, bark this motto to his charges dozens of times each game.
The spirited slogan was often used as encouragement to achieve a seemingly small task – you win an at bat, you win by stealing a bag on the base paths, you win by getting a bunt down, you win by inducing a ground ball, you win by punching through a third strike, you win by making a routine defensive play in the field.
After piling up all those little victories over the course of the 2019 Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) season, the Dawgs claimed the Harry Hallis Memorial Trophy with an 8-6 victory over the Regina Red Sox on Aug. 16th and will enter next year as the defending champions.
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We spent a lot of time examining the Alberta teams of the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) with 2019 season previews for each club. But the six Alberta squads only make up the Western Division of the league. There are another six teams competing in the Eastern Division of the WCBL – all of them from Saskatchewan.
Here’s a quick look at each Saskatchewan-based team in the WCBL …
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With a major shakeup of the Western Major Baseball League, we posed five questions to league president Kevin Kvame about the new marketing strategy and the addition of an All-Star Game.
Here’s what he told us …
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The pursuit of baseball can take a person down several different roads.
For an elite few, it can result in a professional playing career. For others, it may find them paying forward what they know as a coach. For most though, the detour is more pronounced.
For Global Edmonton anchor Kent Morrison he went from playing baseball, to coaching ball, to telling baseball stories.
Read More The Basepath Not Taken