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A picture of one of my summer finds. I’ve been hunting for...
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A picture of one of my summer finds. I’ve been hunting for...
A picture of one of my summer finds. I’ve been hunting for memorabilia all year, and when I purchased some Edmonton Trappers items in early summer, this signed baseball came with it. The Beavers have been off and on members of the Pacific Coast League since 1903. In 1986, they were the Triple A a...
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Mr. Hockey at the Bat
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Mr. Hockey at the Bat
Amidst all the stories about Gordie Howe the hockey player that were shared today, following his death at age 88, I was pleased to see some mention of Gordie Howe the baseball player. Howe began his career with the Detroit Red Wings on October 16, 1946, scoring the first of his 801 career goals i...
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Bust of John Ducey, The Rajah of Renfrew and Edmonton’s Mr....
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Bust of John Ducey, The Rajah of Renfrew and Edmonton’s Mr. Baseball. Located in the main foyer of the ballpark bearing his name.
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New jacket.
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New jacket.
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King Fish Makes A Splash
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Congratulations to Tim Salmon, who will be inducted this year into the Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame. I wrote about the King Fish, the best player to ever don a Trapper’s jersey, last year.
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Spring has returned, and with that, baseball. Time to get this...
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Spring has returned, and with that, baseball. Time to get this baby going again.
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Creating an Alberta SABR chapter
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Creating an Alberta SABR chapter
A few fellow baseball-lovers and I are looking to create a SABR chapter for Alberta. Requirements are that you love baseball, are interested in baseball research, are or will become a SABR member, and can attend a minimum of one meeting a year to talk baseball. Right now most people are from Edmo...
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A Pacific Coast League (PCL) pin set, via Ebbets Field Flannels....
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A Pacific Coast League (PCL) pin set, via Ebbets Field Flannels....
A Pacific Coast League (PCL) pin set, via Ebbets Field Flannels. The Trappers played in the PCL until the end of 2004, when they were relocated and became the Round Rock Express. The Vancouver Mounties, Vancouver Canadians, and Calgary Cannons were other Canadian teams at one time affiliated with...
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Edmonton Trappers stadium seat cushion, 1993.
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Trappers stadium seat cushion, 1993.
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This summer, I travelled to Peace River to take in my son’s...
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This summer, I travelled to Peace River to take in my son’s...
This summer, I travelled to Peace River to take in my son’s baseball game, and to check out what remains of the 12 Foot Davis Ballpark. I had stumbled across an image of the diamond online (the third one above), and wanted to check it out. Sadly, a few days before heading north, I learned that in...
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