Toronto is Baseball!

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The Toronto Star released their picks for the Top 25 Greatest Toronto Sports moments over the last 25 years. Not surprisingly Joe Carters game 6 home run to win the 1993 World Series got top honors. Baseball! My question why do we as Toronto sports fans tend to forget about baseball. It’s been around before our beloved hockey team won anything. The hockey guys even stole the name Maple Leafs from our very successful baseball club. What is it about baseball that turns us off? Maybe there are way too many games in a season to keep us interested. Whatever the reason, baseball always makes for great moments especially here in Toronto. Baseball is big and it always seems to get bigger. Who would have known Babe Ruth would be a baseball superstar after he hit his first professional homerun out of Hanlan’s stadium into the Toronto Bay way back when. We had a Professional Ball park on the Islands?

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Hanlan’s Point Stadium 1907

Who would have known that the Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club would fold after winning all of those Triple A World Series. The MILB.com (Minor League Baseball League) named 5 Toronto Maple Leaf Baseball Teams to its Top 100 MInor League teams of all time. That’s 5 percent of greatness. Here’s a question, why would anyone tear down this Stadium?

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Maple Leaf Stadium 1929

Who would have known that interest for a Canadian major league team would swing to Montreal and not Toronto? Someone dropped the ball on that one! World Championships: Montreal – 0 Toronto – 2. Toronto is baseball! You can say what you want about Hockey, Football, Basketball and even Lacrosse. History shows us that Torontonians have always had a thing for baseball and now that Rogers too has found a thing for the sport it will be interesting to see just how much they are willing to make baseball that much bigger again.

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Joe Carter – Game 6, 1993 World Series.

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