Coquitlam Reds

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Coquitlam Reds
Coquitlamreds.jpg
Founded 1977
League B.C. Premier Baseball League
Based in Coquitlam, British Columbia
Ballpark Mundy Park
Colors Red and White
         
Manager Bill Green
Website Official Website

The Coquitlam Reds are a youth baseball team located in the city of Coquitlam, British Columbia. The team was founded in 1977, and joined the B.C. Premier Baseball League in 1999.[1]

Bill Green has been the manager of the Reds since 1985, and is a member of the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau.[2] The team plays their home games at Mundy Park.[3]

The Reds' most famous alumnus is former Major League All-Star and National League MVP Larry Walker.[4][5] In a 2013 interview with the Vancouver Province, Walker discussed his time with the Reds:

"I think it got me prepared for what I was getting into. It’s quite a few years ago now, but I believe we were playing like 65 games and that was a big deal back then. It got me prepared for doing a cannonball into the world of pro baseball."[6]

More recent Reds players include third baseman Shawn Bowman (drafted by the New York Mets in 2002), Matt Rogelstad (signed by the Seattle Mariners in 2003), and outfielder Rene Tosoni (drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2005).[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BCPBL: League History Retrieved on 26 March 2009
  2. ^ BCPBL: Coquitlam Reds Team Info Retrieved on 26 March 2009
  3. ^ BCPBL: Coquitlam Reds Home Field Retrieved on 26 March 2009
  4. ^ Sports Publishing: Larry Walker, Canadian Rocky by Tony DeMarco, Retrieved on 17 April 2009
  5. ^ Coquitlam Now: Coquitlam urged to honour its top athletes in sports Hall of Fame Retrieved on 17 April 2009
  6. ^ Vancouver Province: Larry Walker talks Coquitlam Reds 12 August 2013
  7. ^ The Globe and Mail: B.C.'s Baseball Pros 30 May 2008
  8. ^ Canada.com: Chillin' with Coquitlam's Boys of Summer 28 January 2009

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