Earlier this afternoon Major League Baseball announced that Victoria’s Michael Saunders, a Blue Jays standout this year, will be going to the All-Star game later this month, thanks to online fan voting.

Saunders was a nearly unanimous choice of all voters in Canada, riding #VoteCaptainCanada all the way to the Midsummer Classic.

The 29-year-old Saunders started his baseball career playing Little League in the Gordon Head Baseball Association. While attending Lambrick Park Secondary, he played high school-level baseball for the Victoria Mariners of the British Columbia Premier Baseball League.

Just two months ago, Cleve Dheensaw of the Times Colonist profiled his career.







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