Ryan Radmanovich

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Ryan Ashley Radmanovich

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Ryan Radmanovich was the first Calgary native to play in the major leagues. He played baseball and hockey in high school. He was a two-time team MVP and All-Coast Valley Conference selection with Allan Hancock Junior College in California. While at Pepperdine University, he was named the team MVP and was a member of the All-West Coast Conference team in 1993.

After his brief major league career, he played the outfield for the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Independent Atlantic League. He represented Canada in the 1999 Pan American Games (.391, 2 HR, 7 R), 2001 Baseball World Cup (hitting .333/.357/.519 with two triples and 5 runs as the starting right fielder and one of the few Canadians to perform at the plate), 2004 Olympics, the 2006 World Baseball Classic and 2006 Americas qualifier for the 2008 Olympics (hitting .182/.275/.394 for the second-lowest average on the Canadian squad). He was also with Canada for the 2008 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament, hitting .238/.304/.381 as their starting right fielder. Canada clinched a spot in the 2008 Summer Games.

The second-oldest member of Canada's squad in the 2008 Olympics, he went 1 for 9 with 4 strikeouts, backing up younger outfielders Mike Saunders, Adam Stern and Nick Weglarz.

Radmanovich played one year in the majors and 10 seasons in the minors. He had 151 minor league home runs.



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