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Rheal Cormier, an Unlikely Major Leaguer

Considering his background, Rheal Cormier has to go down as one of the unlikely players to have played in the Majors in the last 30 years. He came from a modest background.  His family wasn’t well off as he grew … Continue reading

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We Will Remember Them

With Rememberance Day approaching it’s a good time to pay tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedome.  Here is a list of Maritime ball players who made the ultimate sacrifice and died defending our country during both … Continue reading

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Canadian Baseball Attendance, 2017

Here is my fourth annual look at baseball attendance across Canada.  Here I cover all levels from Minor League Baseball, independent baseball and collegiate summer leagues. The figures are the average attendance per game.  An “opening” is a single admission … Continue reading

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A Call For Help

I enjoy putting together the historic posts for this blog.  I have done league history posts and single season posts for the 1937 & 1938 Colliery Leagues.  In future I will do the 1939 Colliery League, 1913 Maine – New … Continue reading

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1938 Cape Breton Colliery League

The 1938 season was the second one in which the Colliery League was professional.  This season, the league tried to operate on a non-profit basis as the why to avoid the provincial amusement tax.  All profits were given to charities. … Continue reading

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An Update on Andrew Case

Saint John native Andrew Case is working his way up in the Blue Jays system this season. Case spent the off-season playing in the Australian Baseball League with the Canberra Calvary.  He didn’t put up great numbers Down Under as … Continue reading

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Brown Street Field, Sydney Mines

The Sydney Mines Ramblers of the Cape Breton Colliery League played at Brown Street Field.  The park is currently a softball field, located on Dwyer Street, just off of Brown Street.  The field was used throughout the 1930s as the … Continue reading

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