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It's Throwback Thursday - just a minute to remember the good old days.

Let me take you back to the summers of the mid-70s. I was growing up and playing Little League Baseball in Moose Jaw.

I spent a number of evenings and Sunday afternoons at Ross Wells Park, watching the Moose Jaw Devons compete in the Saskatchewan Major Baseball League. They played against teams from across the province like the Unity Cardinals, Eston Ramblers, Regina Red Sox and a few others.

One of my favourite players was a lanky, left-handed pitcher - hometown hero Rod Heisler. "Hyper", his teammates called him.

Heisler had a scholarship at Bemidji State but played summer ball at home and in years to follow, all over the world. He played for Team Canada at the Olympic Games on two occasions and at the Pan Am Games three times.

Here we are, about 50 years later, and Heisler gets named to Canada's Baseball Hall of Fame and I'm on the radio in our hometown talking all about it with one of my childhood idols.

How cool is that?

Moose Jaw's Rod Heisler