Not too many Canadian baseball players got the attention of National League or American League baseball teams in the 1960s. But one Bourkevale ball player managed to catch the eye of a National League franchise in the mid-1960s.
Gord Sinclair Jr., who grew up on Douglas Park Road, got his start in baseball as a 14-year-old playing for the Bourkevale Pony League in the early 1960s.
The St. Louis Cardinals picked up Sinclair and he's seen in this picture as a 19-year-old pitching prospect
playing in the Northwest League for the Lewiston (Idaho) Broncs in the summer of 1967.
That was the same year the Cardinals won the World Series in a seven-game battle — led by ace starting pitcher Bob Gibson — against the Boston Red Socks.