Category Archives: Player Profile

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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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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Vern Handrahan, 1936-2016

Vern Handrahan, one of only three Major Leaguers from P.E.I. (and the only since 1900), passed away yesterday (November 2) at the age of 79 (born November 27, 1936). Handrahan was born, raised and learnt his baseball in Charlottetown.  He … Continue reading

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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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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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I’ve Been Everywhere

Very few players in baseball history have played as long as Fredericton’s Matt Stairs (20 MLB seasons & 23 professional seasons).  He also holds the MLB record for most teams played for by a position player (13, counting Montreal & … Continue reading

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