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Junior National Team Training Camp Notebook

Junior National Team Training Camp Notebook

August 31, 2021

AJAX, Ontario – After nearly 18 months of inactivity because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Junior National Team program has resumed in-person baseball activities with a Training Camp at the Ajax Sportsplex, site of the 2015 Pan Am Games.

Canadians feature on top prospects lists

Canadians feature on top prospects lists

August 26, 2021

OTTAWA – With the annual Major League Baseball Draft and trade deadline now in the rearview mirror, it’s that time where the prospect gurus of the world rejig their top prospect lists given the injection of talent into organizations via the draft, prospects switching clubs through trade and others graduating from prospect status to the big leagues.

Albers returns to the big leagues

Albers returns to the big leagues

August 19, 2021

OTTAWA – The incredible journey that is Andrew Albers’ professional baseball career added another chapter today when the Minnesota Twins purchased his contract from Triple-A St. Paul setting up his third different stint with the club.

Social Take: Votto records 2000th career hit

Social Take: Votto records 2000th career hit

August 17, 2021

Joey Votto became just the second Canadian in Major League Baseball history with 2,000 hits when he singled in the seventh inning of Monday’s game against the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.

Robson heading to the majors!

Robson heading to the majors!

August 12, 2021

OTTAWA – Junior National Team alumus Jacob Robson had his contract purchased by the Detroit Tigers earlier today setting up the Major League Baseball debut for the 26-year-old native of Windsor, Ontario.

Baseball Canada announces Junior National Team Training Camp details

Baseball Canada announces Junior National Team Training Camp details

August 10, 2021

OTTAWA – Baseball Canada is pleased to announce the names of 38 athletes selected to attend Junior National Team Training Camp in Ajax, Ontario from August 18 – September 1. Following the camp, a select number of players will travel to Florida for a seven-game Friendship Series against the United States.

30 Years Later: Chemistry was key to Canada’s 1991 world championship win

30 Years Later: Chemistry was key to Canada’s 1991 world championship win

August 04, 2021

On August 4th, 1991, at Westbran Stadium in Brandon, Manitoba, 18 scrappy teenagers did something that no Canadian baseball team had done to that point and that no Canadian baseball team has managed to repeat since, they won a world baseball championship. A 5-2 win over Chinese Taipei in the gold medal game of the World Youth Baseball Championships (now known as the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup) sent an overflowing crowd of 5,000 fans into mass jubilation when pitcher Jason Birmingham flipped a comebacker to first baseman Troy Croft for the final out.

Axford back in the big leagues

Axford back in the big leagues

August 02, 2021

The incredible story that is John Axford’s career in professional baseball is set to add another chapter as the 38-year-old was acquired by the Milwaukee Brewers earlier today from the Toronto Blue Jays organization for cash considerations. 

Baseball Canada announces WNT Showcase participants

Baseball Canada announces WNT Showcase participants

July 30, 2021

OTTAWA – For the first time in two years the Women’s National Team program will return to in-person activities with the Women’s National Team Showcase that is set for August 8 – 13 in Trois-Rivières, Québec.

WBSC postpones U-18 Baseball World Cup to 2022

WBSC postpones U-18 Baseball World Cup to 2022

July 29, 2021

OTTAWA – The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) along with the Sarasota-Bradenton Local Organizing Committee and USA Baseball announced today the postponement of the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida, to 2022 due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic both domestically and internationally.



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