Monthly Archives: March 2016

Jim Riley, A Man For all Seasons

Bayfield, New Brunswick native Jim Riley is the answer to an interesting trivia question.  He is the only athlete to play in both the NHL and MLB.  Very little is known about his early life.  What is known is he … Continue reading

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Update on Atlantic Canadians Playing College Ball

Here is my first update to how Atlantic Canadians playing college baseball are doing during the 2016 season: Banks, Tanner – outfielder – Jamestown College Banks has only played five games for the 26-1 Jimmies.  In these games he has … Continue reading

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Spaceman Lee in Moncton

  From 1984 to 1987, former Red Sox (1969-78) and Expos (1979-82) pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee spent his summers playing for the Moncton Mets.  The Mets, were in the New Brunswick Senior Baseball League in 1984 & 1985, before the … Continue reading

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Some Bad News

Over the past week or so, there have been a couple of (bad) news stories concerning Maritime baseball. First, Saint John native Andrew Case, the only currently Atlantic Canadian currently in affiliated baseball was suspended for failing to take a … Continue reading

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2016 Atlantic Canadians Playing College Ball

Here is my annual list of Atlantic Canadians playing baseball in the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA.  All information is courtesy the Canadian Baseball Network‘s “Canadians in College” post.  The list is current as of today (March 8). Players are listed … Continue reading

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No Hitters in the Cape Breton Colliery League

Just a quick of no-hitters that were pitched in the old Cape Breton Colliery League.  Using this fascinating Google spreadsheet, I found two such games were pitched in the league’s three year (1937-39) history.  The spreadsheet (which includes every known … Continue reading

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