TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
MLB

Whitt to manage Canada at World Baseball Classic

{eot}
The Canadian Press
11/28/2012 11:04:43 AM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

OTTAWA -- Baseball Canada is turning to some familiar faces for its coaching staff at the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

Manager Ernie Whitt will return to the post he has held at the first two editions of the tournament in 2006 and 2009.

"I am extremely honoured and excited to return as manager for Canada at the upcoming World Baseball Classic," Whitt said Wednesday in a release. "I look forward to working with many familiar faces on our coaching staff and wearing the Canadian colours once again."

The former big-league catcher leads a staff that includes hitting coach/first-base coach Larry Walker, third-base coach Tim Leiper, pitching coach Denis Boucher and coach/national teams director Greg Hamilton. They helped guide the Canadian team to victory at the WBC qualifier last September in Germany.

Joining the team for the main tournament in March are bullpen/pitching coach Paul Quantrill and coach Stubby Clapp.

Quantrill, who spent 14 years in the major leagues, was the bullpen coach for Canada at the 2009 tournament.

Clapp, who played 18 years of pro baseball, made his Canadian coaching debut at the 2011 IBAF World Cup in Panama. Canada won bronze at the tournament.

"I am thrilled with the coaching staff we have assembled for the World Baseball Classic," Hamilton said. "All members of our staff have represented Baseball Canada in the past which speaks to their commitment and dedication to our program."

Japan won the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006 and successfully defended its title in 2009. Canada did not make it to the second round at either event.

Ernie Whitt (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story



Canadians in MLB

Canadians in the Majors

Take a look at the early-season results from all of Canada's Major League representatives. More...

The Boys of Summer

MLB Preview 2014

It's time for another season of Major League Baseball. Get primed for 2014 with previews for all 30 teams including Scott MacArthur's look at what to expect from the Toronto Blue Jays.


American League: East | Central | West
National League: East | Central | West
Toronto Blue Jays

Free Agency: American League | National League

Podcasts

TSN 1050: The Bryan Hayes Show: April 18 - Scott MacArthur

TSN 1050 Blue Jays Reporter Scott MacArthur discussed the embarrassing loss that the Blue Jays experienced against the Twins.

TSN 690 - Melnick in the Afternoon - Orlando Cabrera - April 10th

Mitch, Rod and Gallo welcome former Montreal Expo shortstop and 2004 World Series Champion Orlando Cabrera to the show.

TSN: Blue Jays Report with Scott MacArthur: April 9 - Opening Edition

In the Opening Edition of the Podcast, Scott MacArthur, Richard Griffin (Toronto Star) and Gregor Chisholm (MLB.com) discuss Toronto Blue Jays.


More Podcasts

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television