Detroit upsets Chicago. Toronto beats Thunder Bay to reach the Championship Series in back-to-back seasons. The Championship Series would go seven games and give us the most dramatic ending in Great Lakes Baseball history.Continue reading Detroit is D-Champs!
The 2042 season featured a record-tying hit streak, a perfect game, a pitching triple crown, exciting races in both leagues, a tie-breaking game 145, and several tense playoff series. In the end, a familiar name had won the Championship: the Chicago Architects. The Architects made the playoffs for the 20th time in 28 years and won their eighth Championships.
In 2038, the Toronto Maples survived a tough Canadian campaign, upset first-place Owen Sound in the playoffs, and dispatched a Cinderella Toledo team to win their second Championship.Continue reading Fall Season, Maples Prevail
It took 15 years for the Toronto Maples to reach the Great Lakes Baseball League Championship Series. Their last and only first place finish was in 2019, and then they were brushed aside by the Windsor Vigilantes. That Toronto team won 80 games and lost 60. In 2021 and 2022, the Maples reached 81 wins and narrowly missed first place in the Canadian League. But each time the club failed to advance to the finals.Continue reading The Season of The Maple
Toronto tied the game, 4-4, in the bottom of the seventh. With runners on second and third, Jesse Stannard singled to left. The runner on third scored, tying the game, while the runner on second tried for home… but was thrown out. After that, there were some singles and walks, but a runner didn’t reach scoring position until the 10th (when Toronto’s Michael Howard got stranded at third) and then the 18th (when Windsor’s Harry O’Connell hit a lead-off doubled but was stranded at third). Runners reached second in the 20th (single and sac bunt) and 21st innings (walk and ground out that advanced the runner). In the top of the 26th, Windsor’s Christophe Sarrazin doubled with two outs and got stranded. In the bottom of that inning, Michael Howard led off with a triple and was driven in by Jesse Stannard to win the game.Continue reading Extra Innings…and Then Some!