Tag Archives: Fredericton

Pro Ball Belongs in Halifax

Alternative title: You may say I’m a dreamer.  But I’m not the only one. The other day I mentioned how Alex J. Walling has suggested in the past that Halifax could handle a professional baseball team.  I browsed the newspaper archives … Continue reading

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Matt Stairs, new Phillies Batting Coach

Fredericton’s Matt Stairs was named hitting coach of the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday.  Stairs, who had the nickname “professional hitter” when he played, spent the last three seasons as an analyst on the team’s television broadcasts. Stairs spent 19 seasons playing … Continue reading

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How Does the Maritimes Compare?

How do Maritime cities compare to cities of a similar population elsewhere in North America?  In this post we will examine if Maritime cities have the capacity of supporting minor league ball by comparing them to similar sized cities across … Continue reading

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New Brunswick League

We have already reviewed the two other pro leagues that have operated in the Maritimes (New Brunswick-Maine League in 1913 and the Cape Breton Colliery League of 1937). Plus the semi-pro Halifax & District Baseball League of 1946-59. Now the … Continue reading

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New Brunswick – Maine League

Over 100 years ago, there was professional baseball being played in New Brunswick.  The New Brunswick – Maine League was a Class D circuit that existed in 1913, before folding on August 23.  The NBML had operated as an amateur … Continue reading

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A League of Our Own

I have already mentioned that the best way to have competitive baseball in the region is to start a collegiate summer league.  If such a league is a success, it could lead to the Maritimes getting teams in a professional … Continue reading

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