Care For the Kids

They waited with baited breath to hear their communities named on a nationally-televised broadcast.

Calgary’s Centennial Little League and Whitecourt Minor Baseball erupted into cheers when they heard their names called in the annual Jays Care Foundation “Field of Dreams” grant announcement on April 22.

Both will now get down to work in improving their local facilities.

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Key to the Game

Jimmy Key put up some fantastic numbers in his short visit with the Medicine Hat Blue Jays in 1982.

A 2-1 record with a 2.30 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 31+ innings of work earned the young lefthander a promotion.

However, the move didn’t sit well with everyone, even if the team went on to win the Pioneer League championship.

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Swipe West

For the first time in his professional career, Tanner Kirwer is changing organizations.

The Sherwood Park native had been with the Toronto Blue Jays organization since they drafted him in 2017.

During the MLB Rule 5 Draft, the Seattle Mariners decided to add the speedy outfielder to their depth charts.

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Ageless Wonder

Happy birthday Junior Felix!

Err … happy belated birthday?! Or is it tomorrow?

As elusive as he was on the base paths at times during his playing career, the actual date of birth of Junior Francisco Felix Sanchez also proved hard to run down.

His official birthday is listed as October 3rd, 1967, but it was long suspected that the outfielder from Laguna Salada in the Dominican Republic was much older than that date would suggest.

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