Twins History

The North Shore Twins has been the top program for elite 16 – to 18-year-old baseball players on Vancouver’s North Shore since 1989. In more recent years, the program has expanded to include teams for younger players as well: North Shore Junior Twins and North Shore Bantam Twins. The three teams now comprise the North Shore Twins Baseball Club, which is operated by coaches with professional and/or college baseball credentials and dedicated volunteers. The club is based at Parkgate Park in North Vancouver, BC.

Under a series of Head Coaches including Buff Schemmer, Dave Empey, Canadian-Hall-of-Famer John Haar (he heads up the North Shore Twins Baseball Club), Jordan Wilson, Larson Bauck, Brooks McNiven and Parker Kynoch, many of its graduates have been able to play baseball while pursuing their post-secondary academics at US colleges and universities (including Div1) and Canadian colleges and universities thanks to athletic and academic scholarships and other financial assistance. We are particularly proud of the steady stream of Twins earning scholarships to play for the UBC Thunderbirds. In addition, fourteen Twins have been drafted into professional baseball. The team’s most famous draftee is Gibson’s Ryan Dempster, while others taken in the Major League Baseball Draft include Will McAffer in the 32nd round to the Reds and Tristan Graham (2013 grad) in the 22nd round to the Orioles in 2015. Our latest, drafted in 2017, is Louis Boyd (2012 Grad).

Championships

SENIOR

PBL League Champions – 2015, 2017

BC Provincial Champions – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2017, 2019

JUNIOR

JPBL League Champions – 2013, 2017, 2018

BC Provincial Champions – 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018

BANTAM

BPBL League Champions – 2019

BC Provincial Champions – 2017, 2018

 

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