It was one of the finest seasons the Calgary Cannons experienced in their 18-year history.
They turned in a franchise-best record of 84 wins and 57 losses on their way to first place in the Northern Division and an appearance in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) championship.
But sadly, it wasn’t enough …
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From Saskatchewan to Seattle, Marco Gonzales always managed to take his game to the next level.
The 28-year-old is one of the more notable alumni of the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL), and after signing a four-year, $30-million contract extension with the Mariners in 2020, the reliable left-handed pitcher should be memorable to those who follow the summer collegiate circuit.
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He’s now a familiar voice on baseball broadcasts and a frequently seen face on MLB Network programming, but long before Harold Reynolds made a name for himself on TV he was another ball player trying to crack a major-league roster.
A second overall selection of the Seattle Mariners on June 3rd of the 1980 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft, Reynolds made his big-league debut in 1983. The second baseman bounced between the Triple-A and MLB levels for the next four seasons before becoming a fixture in Seattle.
One of his big stops along the way was with the Calgary Cannons of the Pacific Coast League, where he played 52 games in their inaugural 1985 season and another 29 games in 1986. The two-time American League (AL) All Star and three-time Gold Glove award winner made time for us to chat about his time in Cowtown, how he ended up in the broadcast booth and the time he was almost traded to the San Francisco Giants …
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This should have been a set that included a Ken Griffey Jr. baseball card.
Alas, the Hall of Fame outfielder ended up being too good for Triple-A baseball, skipping straight from the Double-A level in 1988 to the Seattle Mariners in 1989. Nonetheless, this blue-bordered ProCards set of the Calgary Cannons included plenty of Major League Baseball (MLB) talent.
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Adam Macko has a bold goal in mind.
It’s not enough to make it into professional baseball or even into the Major Leagues. He wants to get into the Hall of Fame.
His journey towards that goal soon begins with his first spring training with the Seattle Mariners.
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