Team History

In 1982 Greg Cranker founded the first Erindale Cardinals Baseball team to compete in the Central Ontario Baseball Association. This team was the foundation for the first ever Erindale Cardinals Senior Baseball team in 1988. That year the team went 7-23. Since that memorable first season the team has enjoyed much success including several League, Tournament and Provincial Championships. The Erindale Cardinal Senior team have had a winning percentage of at least .500 in every season but four since their inaugural season of 1988.

The Cardinals play out of Erindale Cardinals Park at the corner of Dundas and Ninth Line. The team’s manager, coach and Grand Puba is Greg Cranker. Greg can be reached at 905-822-8832.

If interested in playing on either the Erindale Senior or Junior team, please contact Assistant Coach Tim Gasparotto

History at a glance

  • Provincial Eliminations Runner Up 2005
  • OBA Senior A Champions 2002
  • OBA Senior A Finalists 2000
  • OBA Senior A Champions 1996
  • OBA Senior A Finalists 1997
  • Anson Buck (1st Overall) 2011, 2009, 2002, 1999, 1997
  • COBA champions 2014, 2009, 2008, 2003, 1999, 1997, 1993
  • Division champions 2011, 2009, 2008, 2002, *1999, 1997, 1996, 1995
    * set a COBA league record with 28 wins in a season

Individual Awards

League Top Pitcher

Ed Howell 1990, 1994
Chris Currie 1998

League MVP

Chris Novia 2014
Frankie Coccia 2008
John McEwan 2002
Geoff Cullen 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Ed Stodulski 1996

League Iron Man

Chris Dubnyk 2008
Johnny Dewolfe 2012

League Most Sportsmanlike

Ed Stodulski 1998
Steve Gallant 2003
Frankie Coccia 2009
Johnny DeWolfe 2011

League Playoff MVP

John Amendola 2014
Johnny DeWolfe 2009
Kevin Treichel 2008
Steve Gallant 2003
Derek Rothwell 1997
Geoff Cullen 1999

League Home Run Champ

Geoff Cullen 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010
Chris Novia 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Rookie of the Year

Justin Butler 2009

Wall of Recognition

These numbers are recognized along the left field fence at Erindale Cardinal Field as players who have 10 years or more service on the Erindale Cardinal Senior Baseball team

#1 Frankie Coccia
#2 Gary "Ace" McAllindon
#3 Dan "Spoiler" Gardiner
#4 Rob Scicluna
#6 Sean Marriott
#6 John McEwan
#7 Brent Bunting
#7 Mark "Mullet" Taplin
#9 Keith Reid
#12 Murray Graham
#12 Carson "RRV" Shirley
#13 Andy Aversa
#14 Tim Gasparotto
#15 Dan Thompson
#16 Rob "Sparky" McKenna
#16 Ian "Flipper" Bala
#17 Mike Tough
#18 Chris Churcher
#20 Geoff Cullen
#22 Ed Stodulski
#25 Scott "Chief" Carter
#25 Steve "Bull" Gallant
#26 Sandro Caccaro
#27 Gavin Rajiva
#29 Ed "Sper" Howell
#29 Andrew "Trook" Petruk
#30 Glen Groves
#33 Dave Sweetman
#30 Glen Gorves
#34 Domenic Falcone
#35 Jim King
#37 Scott "Doggie" Williams
#39 Matt Fenwick
#41 Brad Foster
#42 Greg Blanchard
#44 Alpha King
#44 Adam Foresy
#47 Gogi Grewal
#50 Marc Godin
#52 Blair Salt
#75 Mike Churcher

COBA Major Hall of Fame Inductees

2010 - Greg Cranker
2010 - Ron Cabot
2010 - Geoff Cullen
2015 - Tim Gasparotto
2010 - Chris Dubnyk
2010 - Sandro Caccaro
2011 - Steve Gallant
2013 - Frankie Coccia
2010 - Rob Scicluna
2010 - Eddie Stodulski
2012 - Gavin Rajiva