Looking Back to the Calgary Cannons' April 22, 1985 Game

Sandy MacPhersonContributor IApril 22, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 17:  A view of Yankee Stadium from center field during the New York Yankees game against the Cleveland Indians on April 17, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Many of the high priced seats behind home plate remained empty during the game.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

On their fourth attempt, the Cannons finally played the first ever professional home game of baseball in Calgary on April 22nd, against the Tucson Toros.

Lets..... go Toros!
We are the Toros!!
The mighty mighty Toros!!
We're so terrific, we must be Toros!!
Yeah, go Toros!! WOOO!!
- Bring It On

Parker threw the ceremonial first pitch out to Calgary’s mayor Ralph Klein.  Led by Mickey Brantley’s  four-hit game, the Cannons won 7–6 to send the crowd of 4,313 who braved the near-freezing temperatures home happy.

 

Mickey Brantley had 4 RBI in the Cannons first home game

Mickey Brantley had four hits in the Cannons first ever home game.

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