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Meet former Blue Jays slugger Ed Sprague tonight!
08/04/2011 4:11 AM ET
(Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium - Vancouver, BC) - It's not every day that you get to meet a winner.

Looking back on Ed Sprague's career from his highly touted amateur career right through to the bright lights of the Major Leagues, he's pretty much covered it all.

A two-time NCAA College World Series Champion with the Stanford Cardinal (1987-88). A two-time World Series Champion with the Toronto Blue Jays (1992-93) as well as an Olympic Gold Medallist with the U.S. National Baseball team in the Seoul Games (1988). This is what we are talking about when it comes to Ed Sprague.

"It was a lot of fun to be a part of that on a number of different levels and I still appreciate my time in the game and on the field", says the current head coach at University of the Pacific (NCAA).

"I don't think many of my players even know much about my career. They are too young (laughing)", adds Sprague during his last visit to Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium during the Toronto Blue Jays recent Super Camp.

Sprague played for six teams over his Major League Career starting with the Toronto Blue Jays who drafted him in the 1st Round of the 1988 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

After his eight years north of the border, Sprague would play for the A's (1998); Pirates (1999); Padres (2000); Red Sox (2000) and Mariners (2001).

A career .247 hitter, Sprague hit 152 home runs and hit a game winning home run in Game Two of the 1992 World Series that helped the Blue Jays bring their first Championship to Toronto.

Forever etched in time, Sprague's place in Blue Jays baseball history will forever be linked to the first two World Series titles to ever fly north of the 49th.

Married to former Olympian Kristen Babb-Sprague, life remains good for the native of Stockton, California and tonight, presented by the BC Sports Hall of Fame, you get your moment with one of the Blue Jays greats, Ed Sprague, as part of the 2011 Superstar Series.

For tickets, call 604.872.5232 or click on the links at the top of this story to grab the seats you want to tonight's game starting at 7:05pm.



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