Calgary Vipers

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Calgary Vipers
Calgary Vipers logo
Founded 2004
League Northern League
Golden Baseball League
Arizona Winter League
North American League
Team History Calgary Vipers
Ballpark Foothills Stadium
Based in Calgary, Alberta
Team Colors black, maroon, silver
Owner Jeff Gidney
Championships 1
Division Titles n/a
Mascot Slider

The Calgary Vipers began play in the independent Northern League in 2005. They were led by skipper Mike Busch for their first four seasons, after which he was succeeded by Morgan Burkhart. They play their home games in Foothills Stadium.

At the end of the 2007 season, the Vipers announced that they would be leaving the Northern League along with the Edmonton Cracker-Cats and joining the Golden Baseball League. After two seasons, the league merged with two other circuits to form the North American League, with Calgary becoming part of its 5-team western division in 2011.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year League Record Finish Manager Playoffs
2005 Northern League 51-44 5th Mike Busch
2006 Northern League 42-54 7th Mike Busch
2007 Northern League 50-46 4th Mike Busch Lost League Finals
2008 Golden Baseball League 45-42 5th Mike Busch Lost League Finals
2009 Golden Baseball League 49-27 1st Morgan Burkhart League Champs
2010 Golden Baseball League 53-35 3rd Morgan Burkhart Lost in 1st round
2011 North American League 53-33 2nd Morgan Burkhart Lost in 1st round
Consul General Laura Lochman throws the first pitch at the July 4th Calgary Vipers baseball game. Also pictured: Calgary Vipers President John Conrad in blue shirt

External Link[edit] Calgary Vipers' Guide