Jul 1st, 2019
Before the 1975 Pioneer League season had even started, officials were sniffing around at possible locations for expansion. Medicine Hat quickly became a front-runner, although a "fiasco" surrounding renovations at Athletic Park threatened to put affiliated baseball's start in the city on ice. But on June 25, 1977, the Medicine Hat A's made their debut. They would only last one year before the new Toronto Blue Jays would set their rookie-level roots in town, a relationship that lasted another 24 years. Medicine Hat Tigers play-by-play man Bob Ridley was there for the first few years as the initial voice of Pioneer League baseball and joined us to reminisce about his time calling baseball.