Carlyle Cardinals inducted into Sask Baseball Hall of Fame

The Carlyle Cardinals Baseball Team, Carlyle, Saskatchewanwill be inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame, Team Category, Saturday, August 18, 2018, in Battleford, Saskatchewan.

 

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As reported in the Carlyle Herald in 1902, baseball was first recorded in Carlyle in 1902. The team name, the Carlyle Lakers, participated in various leagues including the Moose Mountain League during the 1930s. A story from 1915 states the team travelled all night through wet and muddy conditions and made it on time to compete at 10 o’clock in the morning.

Baseball in Carlyle ceased during WWI and WWII as few men remained in the area for a ball team, but, in 1948 and continuing through 1979, baseball was again providing great baseball to the fans all around the area.

 

Some of the highlights of that era include:

            1959- First recording of a double header baseball game.

            1959- Hosted an International Baseball Tournament.

            1963- Hosted a game between Carlyle and Satchel Paige and his All Stars.

            1971- League Champions.

            1974- League Champions advancing to the Provincial playoffs.

 

In 1981, Carlyle entered the South East Saskatchewan League under the name Carlyle Astros, with two [2] teams from Carlyle entering the 1983 season. The Astros continued as a team until the late 1980s where their home games were played in Carlyle at Lions Park. The current Carlyle Cardinals baseball team was formed in 1993 and currently playing in the ten [10] team Saskota Baseball League, with the most successful years being from 1997 to the present.

-1997,1998,1999, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016-    Saskota League Champions

- 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2016-Provincial Champions

- 2016-Saskatchewan Senior Baseball Team of the Year Award.

 

There have been many players, coaches and managers involved with the Cardinals, Lakers and Astros throughout history. The commitment and dedication to the game has been a major part of their success. Many years the team would spend five to six nights a week practicing, playing and completing diamond maintenance.

The Cardinals have always travelled to many tournaments throughout Saskatchewan, Manitoba and North Dakota, having hosted The Big Moose Tournament for eighteen [18] consecutive seasons.

Continual fan and community support has contributed to the success and sustainability of the team. Pride has always been taken in growing the game of baseball in this amazing, supportive community with such a rich baseball history.

           

            

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