Bird's Eye View
In celebration of the team's 20th season, Canaries broadcaster Scott Beatty takes a look back at the 20-year history of the franchise with various guests. Enjoy!
(The opinions expressed by the guests in these programs are solely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Sioux Falls Canaries or Sioux Falls Sports.)
Episode 5: Matt Zimmer
Matt Zimmer began watching the Canaries as a youngster in 1993 and has covered them as a reporter with the Argus Leader for the last eight seasons. In his visit, he shares his memories of the team and his thoughts on the players and managers and minor league sports in Sioux Falls.
Episode 4: Doc Edwards
Doc Edwards is now in his 55th year of professional baseball. The former MLB catcher and manager led the Canaries from 2000-2004. The Birds won two division titles and reached the postseason for the first time in franchise history in 2001. Edwards is second all-time in managerial wins with 200.
Episode 3: Beau Torbert
Beau Torbert is quite possibly the most prolific hitter in franchise history. From 2008-2010, Torbert was a two-time Player of the Year. In 2010, he hit .394 with 24 home runs and 100 RBI and was named Baseball America's Independent Player of the Year.
Episode 2: Terry Prendergast
Terry Prendergast has been involved in the franchise since day one, from owner to consultant. He helped drafted the initial leases and contracts for the league in 1993.
Episode 1: Miles Wolff
A visit with Miles Wolff, commisioner of the American Association and founder of the independent Northern League in 1993.