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Canberra Cavalry

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Year founded  2010
ABL Championships  1 (2012–13)
General Manager  Donn McMichael
Ballpark  Narrabundah Ballpark
City  Canberra
Asia Series Championships  1 (2013)
Minor premierships  1 (2012–13)
Manager  Michael Collins
Founded  2010
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Colours  Orange      Black      White
Owner  Australian Baseball League
Inaugural season  2010–11 Australian Baseball League season

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The Canberra Cavalry (nicknamed Cavs) is a professional baseball team in the Australian Baseball League. The team is based in the capital city of Canberra, Australia and the team's home ground is Narrabundah Ballpark.


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Originally to be called the Colts, the team faced legal issues with the ACT Brumbies that uses the same name for a local Rugby Union team.

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2010–11 Australian Baseball League season

  • 6th place (of 6); 12-24 record, winning 11-9 at home but 1-15 away.
  • 2011–12 Australian Baseball League season

  • 6th of 6: W 20, L 25
  • 2012–13 Australian Baseball League season

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    In the 2012–13 season, the Cavalry won the Claxton Shield, having defeated the Perth Heat in the Championship Series in Canberra over 8/9 February 2013. In November 2013, the Cavalry won the 2013 Asia Series resoundingly (14-4), becoming the first non- Japanese or Korean side to do so.

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  • Top of the stats by Christmas, then pulled away with significant wins against Perth Heat in away then home rounds in early January 2013.
  • Minor Premiership winners.
  • Premiership winners (Claxton Shield).
  • During the 2012-13 season, fan action caused the team to change the shirt number of a player. Marcus Knecht was wearing 51 but fans pointed out that he should have the number 4, in allusion to the game Connect Four; and, this became his catch-cry.
  • 2013 Championship Series

  • Champions: Canberra Cavalry
  • MVP of Finals Series: Aaron Sloan
  • Venue: Narrabundah Ballpark, Canberra
  • Report: Strike Zone
  • Game 1

    Score: Canberra Cavalry wins 6-4 over Perth Heat

    Game 2

    Score: Canberra Cavalry wins 7-6. Takes Championship and Claxton Shield.

    2013 Asia Series - Champions

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  • Cavalry won its first game against the CPBL Rhinos (2-0).
  • NPB Golden Eagles lost the second game (6-3).
  • Cavalry won the third game against the KBO Lions (9-5).
  • Cavalry advanced to the final, and played the U-Pres Lions, winning 14-4, to be Asia Series champions.
  • The Cavalry was the 'home' side, on a coin toss. After being 2-0 up in the first inning, the Lions replied to be 4-2 up. The Cavalry replied in the fourth inning to be 4-3 down. In the seventh inning, Cavalry scored 5 runs, to be up 8-4. In the eighth inning, Jack Murphy scored a homer with loaded bases to make the score 14-4. The Cavalry's Toler pitched out the Lions to end the game.
  • 2013–14 Australian Baseball League season

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    2nd place out of 6. W:22, L:24. Cavalry defeated the Sydney Blue Sox in the Preliminary Final, held in Sydney, before losing to Perth Heat in the Final series.

    2014–15 Australian Baseball League season

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    As December 2014 drew to a close, the Cavalry was equal second on the ABL standings. Cavalry finished fourth in the regular season with a win-loss record of 22-24 (.478) but the home-away record favoured the equally scored Sydney team.

    2015–16 Australian Baseball League season

    On the opening weekend (23–25 October 2015), the Cavalry won the first three of four games against Brisbane.

    2016–17 Australian Baseball League season

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  • MLB players

    Players with the Cavalry who play, or have played, for a United States Major League Baseball (MLB) team include:

  • Didi Gregorius - 2010-11 (SS) - Cincinnati Reds in 2012, Arizona Diamondbacks in 2013 and 2014, New York Yankees in 2015-
  • Donald Lutz - Cincinnati Reds outfielder
  • Kevin Kiermaier - Tampa Bay Rays center fielder
  • Aaron Thompson - Minnesota Twins pitcher
  • Coaching Department

    On 8 September 2010 former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and Lakewood BlueClaws pitching coach, Steve Schrenk, was announced head coach.

    Since 2012-13, former Cavalry player, Michael Collins has been the coach.


    The Cavs play home matches at Narrabundah Ballpark, located in the south-central Canberra suburb of Narrabundah, ACT, Australia. The fans nicknamed the venue "The Fort", which the Cavs management has embraced. The ballpark received a major renovation upgrade in 2010 with a second stage of upgrades planned for 2017.


    The Canberra Cavalry team mascot is a Yosemite Sam-type character named 'Sarge', with an Australian slouch hat, Cavalry-orange shirt, Auscam pants and brown Army boots. The team song, played after winning games, is "I Wanna Be in the Cavalry" by Corb Lund. In the 2014-15 season, Sarge got a 'quad' car.

    Community work

    In the 2012-13 season, the degree of community work and outreach was markedly up on previous seasons, with game-day shirts for sale to assist community organisations for most days of home seasons. This began with Legacy Australia that supports family members of service people, and included the Canberra Hospital Trust, the Heart Foundation, Red Cross ACT, and The Global Poverty Walk's Matt Napier.

    Local politicians

    Narrabundah Ballpark is owned by the Government of the Australian Capital Territory. The Cavalry management regularly hosts local politicians and their families at games, to raise their awareness of baseball and the Australian Baseball League. This is extended to each part of the political spectrum.


    The current major sponsor, since the 2014-15 season, is Canberra Elite Taxis.


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  • References

    Canberra Cavalry Wikipedia