History and triumphs of Calgary Vipers
The Calgary Vipers are
a professional baseball team based in Calgary in Alberta, Canada. They are affiliated to the
independent North American Baseball League, in the western division. They have been the winners of
the Golden Baseball League when they defeated
the Tuscon Toros in 2009 in the Championship Series.
Their home ground is the Foothills Stadium, previously known as the Burns stadium. Before
it was home ground of the
Calgary Vipers, it hosted the home matches of the team Calgary Cannons, before they shifted to Albuquerque. The
stadium opened in 1966 and has since been the venue for a large number of matches between major teams. Having
undergone several structural and cosmetic changes, the stadium now has a capacity of 6000 people.
The Calgary Vipers first tasted professional success in 2007, when they completed first in their division with a
score of 29-19. by finishing top of their division, they qualified for the playoffs for the first time. In the
process, their outfielder Darryl Brinkley created history by being the first player in a minor baseball league in
modern times to have a batting average of .400. The Calgary Vipers' first baseball tournament victory came on 12th
September, 2009, when they defeated the Tuscon Toros in front of a crowd of over 2000 people, at their home ground.