11 Facts About Vancouver Canadians


Vancouver Canadians are a Minor League Baseball team located in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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The Vancouver Canadians name resumed as members of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League in 2000.

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The Vancouver Canadians had players such as Nick Swisher, Jeremy Brown, Jason Windsor, Joe Blanton, Rich Harden, Travis Buck, Dallas Braden, and Dan Straily on teams during this period.

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In 2007, local Vancouver businessmen Jake Kerr and Jeff Mooney purchased the Vancouver Canadians and secured a 25-year lease with the City of Vancouver Parks Board.

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Vancouver Canadians became the Short Season A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays following the 2010 season.

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The 2013 season saw the Vancouver Canadians draw over 195,000 fans to Scotiabank Field, a fifth consecutive team record which included 23 sold-out games.

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On November 4,2013, the Vancouver Canadians were named the 2013 recipient of the John H Johnson President's Award.

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In 2016, the Vancouver Canadians led the Northwest League with a total attendance of 222,363, averaging 6,177 per game.

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Vancouver Canadians was an influential entity in the early history of the Northwest League.

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However, even though they were the final champions of the WIL, Vancouver Canadians was not part of its reformation into the Northwest League, due to the NWL's shedding of all of its Canadian teams in order to focus on the American Pacific Northwest.

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Vancouver Canadians was without professional baseball in 1955, but in 1956 the highest calibre of minor league play, in the form of the Open classification Pacific Coast League, came to British Columbia when Oakland Oaks transferred there as the Vancouver Canadians Mounties.

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