Baseball Canada to retire No. 19 from women's national team program to honour Asay
Baseball Canada to retire No. 19 from women’s national team program to honour Asay
OTTAWA — Baseball Canada plans to formally retire No. 19 from the women’s national team program to honour Amanda Asay, who died in a skiing accident in January at age 33.
A commemorative jersey patch will also be unveiled during a ceremony on Sunday before a Toronto Blue Jays baseball academy youth clinic that will be held in her memory in Nelson, B.C., the federation said.
Asay joined the program in 2005 and helped the national team win World Cup medals on five occasions. She also helped Canada win silver at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to honour Amanda by retiring her number and with a commemorative patch …
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