Canada’s premier summer collegiate baseball league is getting a facelift. Rooted in Western Canada since 1948, the Western Major Baseball League has been the longest operating summer league and a fixture across Alberta and Saskatchewan since the first pitch was thrown over 60 years ago.
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For the most part, all appears well with the Canada-based, 12-member Western Major Baseball League (Summer Collegiate), as it heads into the 2018 campaign. A few teams are struggling, and efforts are being made to sure them up. There is also interest in expanding to Saskatoon (SK) and Red Deer (AB). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The 2016 Western Major Baseball league champions have a new name. Honouring the 57 seasons the team played as The Swift Current Indians, the WMBL baseball team in Swift Current will now use the nickname “57’s”. Continue reading
The Swift Current Indians (Summer Collegiate, Western Major Baseball League) are calling on the public to help find a new name for the baseball team. Suggestions will be accepted from October 1-15, 2016. Read more here.
Edmonton (AB) City Councillors gave the official go-ahead for the Edmonton Prospects (Summer Collegiate, Western Major Baseball League) to take over Telus Field. In addition, Councillors agreed to allow the Prospects to look for a new naming sponsor, to contribute funds to support operating costs, and potentially make some changes to the facility. Read more and watch news report here.
PRESS RELEASE – John Ircandia, managing director of the Okotoks Dawgs, was ranked 20th on the list of Most Influential Canadians in Baseball published today by the Toronto SUN. The list is compiled annually by sports journalist, Bob Elliot, himself a member of Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Continue reading