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Playing host to ALS Quebec’s sixth annual Celebrity Softball Game on Saturday, Municipal Stadium in Quebec City - home to the independent Can-Am League’s Quebec Capitales - couldn’t have been a more ideal setting. On hand to lend their support for the cause were former Expos Tim Raines, Pedro Martinez, Moises Alou and Denis Boucher. Former Canadiens captain Vincent Damphousse, a spokesperson for ALS Quebec, also suited up for the game.
This marked the first year the event took place in Quebec City, after five years at Montreal’s Jarry Park. .....
The Capitales are doing their part to keep professional baseball alive in the province. Recently, the team unveiled a Quebec Baseball Hall of Fame section in the stadium, complete with painted plaques of all the members. Throughout the corridors of the stadium, special tributes are paid to Quebec baseball pioneers and heroes.
The right-field wall pays homage to the Expos, listing the franchise’s retired numbers - Gary Carter’s No. 8, Andre Dawson and Rusty Staub’s No. 10, and Raines’s No. 30 - and acknowledges the 1994 Expos as the best team in baseball for that season, which was cut short because of a players’ strike.
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