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.