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Last Trapper Standing
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Last Trapper Standing
When pitcher Bruce Chen retired on May 18, baseball Twitter went crazy. Major League Baseball even wrote a story about Chen, an entirely average pitcher who over 17 seasons went 82-82 with a 4.62 ERA. Why then, all the fuss? To baseball nerds and fans of a defunct franchise, the answer was simple...
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Edmonton Trappers pennant. Love the mall logos on there, too.
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Edmonton Trappers pennant. Love the mall logos on there, too.
Trappers pennant. Love the mall logos on there, too.
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theblanketfort: Beautiful day for a ballgame, he’s playing two!...
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Beautiful day for a ballgame, he’s playing two!...
theblanketfort: Beautiful day for a ballgame, he’s playing two! #yegball
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theblanketfort: “The first and last duty of the lover of the...
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“The first and last duty of the lover of the...
theblanketfort: “The first and last duty of the lover of the game of baseball,” Peavine’s book began, “whether in the stands or on the field, is the same as that of the lover of life itself: to pay attention to it.” -Michael Chabon #yegball #yegsummer
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St. Alberta Cardinals (Rep Midget AA) vs. Sherwood Park...
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St. Alberta Cardinals (Rep Midget AA) vs. Sherwood Park...
St. Alberta Cardinals (Rep Midget AA) vs. Sherwood Park Athletics, Strathcona Athletic Park, June 7, 2015. Photos by Ron Shaw.
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St. Alberta Cardinals (Rep Midget AA) vs. Sherwood Park...
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St. Alberta Cardinals (Rep Midget AA) vs. Sherwood Park...
St. Alberta Cardinals (Rep Midget AA) vs. Sherwood Park Athletics, Strathcona Athletic Park, June 7, 2015.
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A beautiful day of baseball at Strathcona Athletic Park.
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A beautiful day of baseball at Strathcona Athletic Park.
A beautiful day of baseball at Strathcona Athletic Park.
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Edmonton Goes Pro
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Edmonton Goes Pro
On this day in 1907*, the first professional baseball game was played in Edmonton. Played at Diamond Park, the city’s first permanent baseball facility, the home team beat the visiting “Cow Pokers” from Calgary 9-8 (the game was called because of darkness with one out in the top of the 9th). The ...
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Event details and RSVP here.
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Event details and RSVP here.
Event details and RSVP here.
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Opening of Renfrew Park
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Opening of Renfrew Park
On Victoria Day, May 24, 1933, a new baseball stadium opened in Edmonton. A couple blocks south of Diamond Park, on the Ross Flats Football Grounds, Renfrew Park was a 3,500 seat stadium designed by Henry Roche and future NHL President Clarence Campbell. The game featured a matchup between the ri...
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Trappers Vs. Angels
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On May 16, 1983, the California Angels played an exhibition game against the Edmonton Trappers, their Triple A affiliate, at Commonwealth Stadium. The Trappers won the game 5-3, despite an Angels lineup featuring Ellis Valentine, Bob Boone, and two future Hall-of-Famers, Rod Carew and Reggie Jack...
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Long shadows in the bottom of the 7th tonight. #yegball @BaseballAlberta pic.twitter.com/NU7mOtB13f—...
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Long shadows in the bottom of the 7th tonight. #yegball @BaseballAlberta pic.twitter.com/NU7mOtB13f— Tim Schneider (@timschneider) May 10, 2015
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It was 20 years ago today, on May 2, 1995, that the Edmonton...
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It was 20 years ago today, on May 2, 1995, that the Edmonton Trappers played their first game at their new baseball stadium on 10233 John Ducey Way, losing their home opener to the Tacoma Raniers 8-7. The new 9,200 hundred seat stadium replaced Renfrew Park, built in 1935 (and renamed John Ducey...
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An Edmonton Trappers children’s batting helmet. The helmet...
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An Edmonton Trappers children’s batting helmet. The helmet features the logo after the team was bought by the Edmonton Eskimos in 1999. The Trappers were affiliated with the Anaheim Angels, Minnesota Twins, and Montreal Expos from 1999 to 2004, and then were sold to a group led by Hall of Famer N...
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Going to bat for Telus Field - University of Alberta
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Going to bat for Telus Field - University of Alberta
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