Alberta’s baseball community is mourning the loss of one of the sport’s best umpires.
Mitch Ball – a beloved family man and a highly-respected ump in the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) – passed away Saturday morning at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, due to COVID-19 complications.
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The Little League World Series, which brings together the world’s best 11- to 13-year-old baseball players, took place in Williamsport, Pennsylvania from Aug. 17-27.
Calgarian Brad Johnston had the honour of being selected as one of the umpires for the event.
Alberta Dugout Stories caught up with Johnston mid-tournament to learn more about his experience at the LLWS.
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Calgary umpire Brad Johnston has been calling games for over 20 years.
And now he’s being rewarded with a trip to the World Series.
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