Jeff Francis calls it a career

  • December 16, 2015

After 11 big league seasons highlighted by a trip to the 2007 World Series, Jeff Francis is retiring as a professional baseball player.

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Winter Meetings: Lawrie dealt to White Sox, Axford signs with A's

  • December 10, 2015

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Francis heads to Wall of Excellence, Martin and Votto to attend National Teams Awards Banquet

  • December 09, 2015

OTTAWA- A tremendous list of current and former Major League Baseball stars is shaping up for the 14th annual Baseball Canada National Teams Awards Banquet set to take place Saturday, January 9th at the Northern Lights Ballroom inside the Renaissance Toronto Downtown.

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Joey Votto wins Tip O'Neill Award for fifth time

  • December 04, 2015

OTTAWA- Joey Votto is your 2015 Tip O’Neill Award winner, presented annually by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Premier 12: Leroux, Molleken, O'Neill pick up tournament honours

  • November 24, 2015

OTTAWA- Canada’s run at the inaugural WBSC Premier 12 came to a disappointing end last week as a result of a 4-3 quarterfinal loss to Mexico in Taiwan, but that didn’t stop three members of Team Canada from collecting hardware following the conclusion of the event.

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Premier 12: Canada eliminated after loss to Mexico

  • November 16, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan- Canada’s run at the WBSC Premier 12 is over after a 4-3 quarterfinal loss to Mexico.

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Premier 12: Canada clinches first, will face Mexico in quarters

  • November 15, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan- Chris Leroux (Mississauga, ON) tossed seven strong innings on the mound, Jordan Lennerton (Langley, BC) drove in a pair of runs and Sean Jamieson (Kitchener, ON) belted a late homer for good measure as Canada defeated the Netherlands, 3-1 to stay unbeaten at the WBSC Premier 12.

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Premier 12: Canada blanks Italy to stay perfect, Netherlands up next

  • November 14, 2015

DOULIOU, Taiwan- Jared Mortensen (Abbotsford, BC) tossed seven scoreless innings on the mound and Canada received some timely hitting, including a two-run homer from Tyler O’Neill (Maple Ridge, BC), to defeat Italy 4-0 at Douliou Baseball Stadium.

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Premier 12: Canada defeats Taipei in thriller

  • November 12, 2015

TAICHUNG, Taiwan- In a game that was nothing short of epic, Canada defeated host Chinese Taipei 9-8 to remain undefeated with a 3-0 record, good for first place in Group A at the WBSC Premier 12.

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Premier 12: O'Neill powers Canada over Puerto Rico

  • November 11, 2015

DOULIU, Taiwan- A scoreless tie in the seventh inning was broken up with one swing of the bat as Tyler O’Neill (Maple Ridge, BC) drove a 2-0 offering into the seats beyond the left field fence for a two-run homer that ultimately led Canada to a 2-0 win over Puerto Rico.

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