A native of East York, outfielder Rob Butler would sign with his hometown Toronto Blue Jays as an amateur free agent in 1990. Butler would make his MLB debut with the Blue Jays during the 1993 season, during which the Blue Jays won the World Series. This gives Butler the distinction of being the only […]
Dennis Maruk started his career with the London Knights before being drafted by the California Golden Seals in 1975. He became NHL’s first rookie to score five shorthanded goals in a season. Maruk also played for the Cleveland Barons, Minnesota North Stars and Washington Capitals. His years with the Capitals, were some of his best […]
Todd Harvey was selected in the first round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, 9th overall, by the Dallas Stars, following a successful junior career, which included being the captain of the Canadian team at the World Junior Hockey Championships. His intense style of hockey and smallish frame lead to numerous injuries, and after three […]
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Born in Mississauga, Dalton Pompey was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2010 and made his major league debut with the team in 2014. He is just the 6th player born in Ontario to play for the Blue Jays. He was the opening day centre fielder in 2015 and was on the postseason roster […]
Jesse Litsch got his start in baseball at a young age as he grew up as a bat boy for the Tampa Bay Rays. He was drafted by the Blue Jays in 2004 and pitched or them for 5 years between 2007-2011. He had an unforgettable major league debut in 2007 when he came just […]
J.P. Arencibia was a fan favourite in Toronto during his time there as a catcher from 2010-2013. He collected 4 hits including 2 home runs in his Major league debut. J.P. was a former first round pick and a minor league MVP and also participated in the 2013 World Baseball Classic for Team USA.
Brad May joined the OHL’s Niagara Falls Thunder in 1988-89 before being drafted in the first round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. As one of the most imposing forwards in the league, he was claimed 14th overall. He is known for an impressive series final goal in the 1993 semi-final […]
Drafted by the California Angels in the 6th round of the1981 MLB Draft, Devon Whyte made his MLB debut late in the 1985 season with California. In 1987, his first season as a fulltime major leaguer, he hit 24 home runs and stole 32 bases that season. In 1988, in only his 2nd full season, […]
Gary Leeman represented Canada twice as part of the World Juniors in ’83 & ’84 (Leningrad and Sweden respectively) and was then drafted by the Leafs 24th overall in the 1982 Entry Draft. Leeman played nearly 700 NHL games for 5 different clubs and spent 9 seasons with Toronto where he was on the famous […]