Archive for the ‘Sports/Baseball’ Category

Union exec Marvin Miller elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Sunday, December 8th, 2019
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Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday along with former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons.

Baseball is back in the Olympics — here’s how Canada can qualify

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

It may only be a one-time deal, but baseball will return to the Olympics next year in Tokyo. Qualifying is tougher than it was back in 2008. Here's the path Canada faces.

Former Blue Jays all-star Saunders puts retirement on hold for Olympic qualifier

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Michael Saunders, who'll turn 33 this month, is among the 28 players representing Canada at Premier 12 in South Korea, an international event and Olympic qualifier featuring the top dozen-ranked baseball nations in the world.

Canadian men’s baseball team edges Japan in tuneup for Olympic qualifier

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Eric Wood hit a three-run double as part of a six-run second inning, and Canada and hung on to defeat world No. 1 Japan 6-5 in an exhibition baseball game Thursday.

Canada’s World Cup-bound women’s baseball team wins bronze at qualifier

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

Edmonton's Madison Willan hit a three-run homer as Canada's women's baseball team beat host Mexico 11-1 to capture the bronze medal on Sunday at a World Cup qualifying tournament in Aguascalientes.

Canadian women’s baseball team books 9th consecutive World Cup berth

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Canada's women's baseball team has qualified for next year's World Cup.

Canadian women fall 12-3 to Venezuela at World Cup baseball qualifier

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The Canadian women's national team suffered their second straight loss at their World Cup qualifier, falling 12-3 to Venezuela on Thursday.

Americans demolish Canada 21-4 in women’s baseball World Cup qualifier

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Megan Baltzell and Brittany Schutte each drove in five runs and Alex Hugo had a home run and four runs batted in as the United States thumped Canada 21-4 Wednesday in a women's baseball World Cup qualifier.

Canadian women beat Cuba in baseball World Cup qualifier

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Pinch hitter Amanda Asay hit a go-ahead two-run double in the seventh inning as Canada rallied for a 7-5 win over Cuba on Monday in a women's baseball World Cup qualifier.

Watch National Pro Fastpitch: USSSA Pride at Canadian Wild

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Watch live women's softball with CBC Sports' coverage of National Pro Fastpitch, this week features a match between the USSSA Pride and the Canadian Wild.