Wednesday 2 July 2014

Canadian Cardboard

After picking up a few team Canada cards the last few months, I was waiting until Canada Day to post them. Then I got busy and forgot to post them, so here it is, one day late,my patriotic Baseball Canada post.

Jeff Francis - Participated in the 2006 WBC, starting one game and giving up 6 runs over 1 1/3 innings in a loss to Mexico.

Justin Morneau - One of the few players to play in all three World Baseball Classics for Canada, has hit .455 (15-33) over 8 career WBC games. 

Jason Bay - Played in 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classics.

Ryan Radmanovich - Played for the Canadian Olympic team in 2004 and 2008, as well as the 2006 WBC team. One played in one MLB season, appearing in 25 games for the Mariners in 1998.

Adam Loewen - The winning pitcher when Canada defeated the USA in 2006. Started his career as a pitcher, then converted to outfield after an arm injury, and is now pitching again in the Phillies system.
Jameson Taillon - Born in Florida to Canadian parents, Taillon has dual citizenship which allowed him to pitch for Canada in the 2013 WBC. He started one game, holding the United States to two runs, with one earned over 4 innings in a game Canada led until the bull-pen blew up in the 8th inning.

Erik Bedard - Pitched in the 2006 WBC. After making his MLB debut in 2002, Bedard is still pitching in 2014 as a starter for the Rays.

Steve Green - A member of the 2006 and 2009 WBC roster as well as the 2008 Olympic team, Green spent 13 years in pro baseball appearing in one MLB game.

Pete LaForest - Played in the 2006 WBC as well as the 2004 Summer Olympics. Played in 68 MLB games from 2002-2007.

Shawn Bowman - Was on the roster for the 2009 WBC team but didn't play. He did play on the 2011 Pan-Am games team that won the Gold medal and in the 2012 WBC qualifying tournamentent.

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