Tag Archives: New Brunswick

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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1997 New Brunswick Major Leaguers

This is the first post in a new series where I will be posting a picture and writing a short paragraph about said picture. Above is a lithograph printed during the 1997 Major League season.  The picture celebrates the three … Continue reading

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2016 Census of Population

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017; Statistics Canada released the first results from the 2016 Census of Population.  These include city/metro population results across Canada.  I will present the results from Atlantic Canada. Metropolitan population of the major Atlantic markets: Halifax, … 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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Expanded Kiwanis Park

This is a part in a series of blog posts about places where a minor league baseball park could be built in various Maritime centres.  I have discussed some of these in the past but I will go into farther … 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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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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