Category Archives: history

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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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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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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Syndey Mines Ramblers Uniform

While doing some research for this blog, I came across these beauties.  Recently someone put an old Sydney Mines Ramblers uniform on Ebay. I am not sure of the authentically of this uniform but I am willing to trust that … Continue reading

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Atlantic Canadians at the World Baseball Classic & Olympics

Here is a rundown of the Maritimers that have represented Canada at all four World Baseball Classics.  Also included are the Maritimers who played Olympic baseball for Canada. World Baseball Classic: 2006: Rheal Cormier, pitcher: Moncton, New Brunswick; Philadelphia Phillies … Continue reading

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