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SPORTS: Silent Pits hold fond memories for Maple Leafs Pitcher (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on SPORTS: Silent Pits hold fond memories for Maple Leafs Pitcher (July 2020)

As 2020 season is cancelled, Marek Deska recounts historic no-hitter

By R.S. Konjek 

Marek Deska smiles as he remembers that night.

“The cool thing was, I knew the whole time.”  


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SPORTS: Slumping Leafs hope to change (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on SPORTS: Slumping Leafs hope to change (Summer 2018)

Fans on the slopes of Christie Pits take in Maple Leafs baseball action on July 25. R.S. Konjek/Gleaner News

Lengthy losing streak dulls early season momentum

By R.S. Konjek

July was the cruellest month for Toronto baseball fans.

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SPORTS: Maple Leafs back at the Pits (Election Special 2018)

May 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on SPORTS: Maple Leafs back at the Pits (Election Special 2018)

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The bats are back. The Maple Leafs are swinging once more in Dominico Field at Christie Pits, and marked the 100th anniversary of the Intercounty Baseball League with a home opening 10-6 win over the London Majors on May 6. The Leafs, which have won five games to two this season, play every Sunday and most Wednesdays. Games are free.

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SPORTS (MAY 2017): Leafs return with sights on a title

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on SPORTS (MAY 2017): Leafs return with sights on a title

Local nine look to take next step to winning championship

PHOTO BY R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS: The Toronto Maple Leafs take batting practice during a spring training session at Christie Pits on April 26.

By R.S. Konjek

It’s a casual April evening at Christie Pits Park.

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ON THE COVER (JUNE 2016): PATROLLING THE PARK

June 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (JUNE 2016): PATROLLING THE PARK

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PHOTO BY R.S. KONJEK: Jon Waltenbury patrols the outfield at Christie Pits during the Toronto Maple Leafs’ game against the Brantford Red Sox on May 22. Waltenbury’s three-run homer put the Leafs ahead for good, and ensured an 8-6 victory. R. S. Konjek summarizes a month of Maple Leafs in his baseball column.

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SPORTS: The bats are back at Christie Pits

May 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on SPORTS: The bats are back at Christie Pits

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PHOTO COURTESY OF DAN HAMILTON/VANTAGE POINT STUDIOS: Toronto Maple Leafs baseball returned to Dominico Field at Christie Pits with a bang on May 8. First baseman Jon Waltenbury blasted one of the Leafs’ four home runs on opening day, powering the club to a 13 to 2 victory over the Guelph Royals. Next game is 2 p.m. on May 15 versus the Burlington Bandits. This summer, the Gleaner will feature a monthly Maple Leafs Baseball column by R.S. Konjek.

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Maple Leafs fall in extras, after wacky comeback

July 12th, 2012 · 1 Comment

GUELPH ROYALS 11, TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS 8

By Jonah Birenbaum

Signified by an animated fist-pump as he rounded first base and began his trot around the bases, Mark Allen knew he had redeemed himself.

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Maple Leafs claim wild win over Barrie

July 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on Maple Leafs claim wild win over Barrie

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS 17, BARRIE BAYCATS 13

By Michael Radoslav

The Toronto Maple Leafs survived a war of offensive attrition on Sunday to secure their first three-game win streak of the season.

Toronto claimed a 17–13 win over the Barrie Baycats, and with it fourth place in the Intercounty Baseball League standings.

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Kitchener continue dominance over Maple Leafs

July 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Kitchener continue dominance over Maple Leafs

KITCHENER PANTHERS 16, MAPLE LEAFS 8

By Michael Radoslav

It was a third inning the Maple Leaf baseball club would sooner rather forget, surrendering 11 runs to the Kitchener Panthers en route to a 16–8 loss on Wednesday night.

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Leafs sweep their Royal weekend with win over Guelph

June 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on Leafs sweep their Royal weekend with win over Guelph

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS 5, GUELPH ROYALS 3

By Michael Radoslav

It is officially a winning streak. The Toronto Maple Leafs swept their home-and-home series with the Guelph Royals this weekend with a 5–3 win at Dominico Field on Sunday. Toronto also won 5–2 on Saturday in Guelph.

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