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Born: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Resides: London, Ontario, Canada
Hometown: Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Major-League Comparison to Little League Career: Marco Estrada. While I didn’t have an overpowering fastball, I was able to get by on deception and control.
Favourite Team: The Toronto Blue Jays
Favourite Player (current): Mike Trout
Favourite Player (past): Roy Halladay, Kelly Gruber, Dave Stieb
Best Game Attended In Person: Game 6 of the 1993 World Series
Favourite Baseball Book: The Soul of Baseball (Joe Posnanski/Buck O’Neil), The Art of Fielding (Chad Harbach)
Favourite Play in Baseball: The walk-off home run, a strikeout to end the game, a base-runner thrown out by the right-fielder attempting to move from first-base to third-base
Favourite Ballpark: Petco Park
Why you had to retire from your baseball career: Shoulder impingement syndrome. But I continue to play in the LMBL
Baseball Topics of Interest: International baseball (particularly Latin American), and anything related to the Toronto Blue Jays
Favourite Baseball Movie: The Rookie (not to be confused with Rookie of the Year, which is rubbish)
Most treasured baseball related possession: There are so many, it is hard to choose just one. A Kelly Gruber signed baseball card. Ticket stubs from game 6 of the 1993 World Series & the 1991 All-Star game. A Buck O’Neil signed baseball. A vial of Chacin cologne.
Player(s) I never saw play I wish I had seen: Bob Gibson, Brooks Robinson, Willie Mays, Christy Mathewson, Roberto Clemente, Satchel Paige, Walter Johnson, Cool Papa Bell, Bill Lee, Rogers Hornsby, German Mesa, Mickey Mantle, Josh Gibson, Oscar Charleston, Pete Rose, Victor Mesa, Tris Speaker, Lazaro de la Torre, Jackie Robinson, Hector Espino, Luis Tiant Sr., Sandy Koufax
Game I never saw I wish I had seen: Dave Stieb’s no hitter vs. the Cleveland Indians or the game Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games played streak
First Major League game: Sometime in 1985 at Exhibition Stadium. It was the Blue Jays vs. Tigers, I believe
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