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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: Leafs hopeful for baseball this summer (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on SPORTS: Leafs hopeful for baseball this summer (May 2020)

Shortened season possible if social restrictions lifted and parks reopen by July

An empty ballpark makes a sombre image as city parks remain closed during the pandemic.
R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

By R.S. Konjek 

The ballpark is quiet.


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SPORTS: Fans cheer hair and history (Aug./Sept. 2018)

September 11th, 2018 · 1 Comment

Maple Leafs advance to semifinals after historic no-hitter

With his youthful energy, rookie Garrett Takamatsu became a fan favourite at Christie Pits this summer. R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS

By R.S. Konjek

It has been a memorable summer for Garrett Takamatsu.

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SPORTS (JULY 2017): The Maple Leaf(s) Forever

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on SPORTS (JULY 2017): The Maple Leaf(s) Forever

A Toronto baseball institution for over a century

PHOTO BY R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS: Grant Tamane and his Intercounty Baseball League teammates in 2017.

By R.S. Konjek

In some quarters of Toronto, this year’s Canada Day celebrations were a time of spirited debate.

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SPORTS (JUNE 2017): Weather permitting

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on SPORTS (JUNE 2017): Weather permitting

PHOTO BY R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS: Johnathan Solazzo (right) is greeted at home plate by his teammates after blasting a grand slam for the Toronto Maple Leafs on June 7 at Christie Pits.

Hometown Leafs battle foes and forecasts as season gets under way

By R.S. Konjek

It was a rainy May.

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SPORTS (SEPTEMBER 2016): Late summer blues

September 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on SPORTS (SEPTEMBER 2016): Late summer blues

Leafs’ playoff run thrills the Pits

PHOTO BY R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS: Brett van Pelt of the Toronto Maple Leafs delivers a pitch on July 31 during the final game of the regular season.

PHOTO BY R.S. KONJEK/GLEANER NEWS: Pitcher Marek Deska of the Toronto Maple Leafs winds up during playoff action at Christie Pits last month.

By R.S. Konjek

Stepability. Grindertude.

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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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