Author Archives: agalley

Canadian Baseball Attendance, 2019

Here is my sixth 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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Darren Doucette Drafted By Cardinals (1992)

Most of the information in this post is from the Daily News archives from June 1992. On June 1, 1992 Doucette was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 25th round (699th overall) in the MLB Amateur Draft.  Doucette, … Continue reading

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Hello Canada, and Baseball Fans in the United States and Mauritius

The stats pages for WordPress includes a map and list of countries where people have viewed your posts. It also includes the option of seeing the all-time lists of where people are viewing your material. The two countries that have … Continue reading

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Atlantic Canadians Playing College Ball, 2000

My annual lists of Atlantic Canadians playing college baseball in the United States tend to be one of my more popular posts in terms of hits.  I am going to expand on the series by including years prior to 2014 … Continue reading

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Joel Irvine Drafted By Yankees (1991)

I will start a new series detailing times a East Coast baseball player has been drafted by a Major League organization. Imagine being drafted by your favourite teams arch rival?  This happened to Joel Irvine back in 1991.  Irvine, a … Continue reading

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Cole MacLaren Signs With Tigers

Cole MacLaren, a catcher from Morell, Prince Edward Island has signed as a free agent with the Detroit Tigers organization. Maclaren, who recently completed his senior season at the University of Pittsburgh went undrafted in this month’s First Year Player … Continue reading

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Alex Lawrie, Professional Umpire

Just to give a quick shoutout to Mineville’s Alex Lawrie who this week started his professional umpiring career in the Gulf Coast League.  Lawrie earned his spot in pro ball by completing the Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy this … Continue reading

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The Time the Windjammers Played in the Playoffs

With the Toronto Raptors playing the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, and leading the series 2-1, the whole country is talking about basketball.  Today, I am going to tell the story of the only time the Halifax Windjammers … Continue reading

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Jake Sanford’s Path to the Majors

Let’s take a quick moment to discuss Jake Sanford’s future.  As a baseball player, it’ll probably be three years or so before he makes the Major Leagues.  That means he’ll spend the next number of years riding the buses in … Continue reading

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Newfoundland Growlers, Kelly Cup Champions!!!

I would also like to give a shoutout to the Newfoundland Growlers for becoming the first Canadian team to win the ECHL Kelly Cup.  The Growlers, a Maple Leafs affiliate, became the first professional team from the province of Newfoundland … Continue reading

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