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Ken Calway is the only remaining Dodger
who has played in every season. He is
tremendous power hitter and team player
1. What was the first sport that you played?
One year of soccer - then I switched to baseball.
2. At what age did you start playing baseball and at what level?
Houseleague T-Ball in Oshawa.
3. Is there any significance to the number 34 you wear?
I enjoyed Nolan Ryan when I was younger because I was an
overpowerering pitcher, just like him. Unfortunately that lasted for him until he
was 47 and for me until I was 16.
4. Day games or Night games and why?
Night games. The ball is much easier to see at the plate. During some day games it
is impossible so see the spin on the ball.
5. What is your favourite meal to prepare?
I love chicken wings or a quality steak.
6. What is your favourite restaurant to eat at?
Fire and Ice
7. How do you want to be remembered when you leave the Dodgers?
As a classy team player and a winner who came through when it mattered most.
8. If you could have dinner with three people, living or deceased, who
would they be?
Wilt Chamberlain, Noel Gallagher, Bill Murray
9. What is your dream job outside of playing baseball?
10. Do you drive, if so what kind of car?
11. Do you have any phobias?
12. What is your favourite television show?
The Simpsons and Hockey Night in Canada
13. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you
have with you?
Jessica Alba, a deck of cards and a lighter
14. If you could trade places with one person, who would it be and why?
Too many appealing options. I'd rather just remain Ken Calway.
15. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Vegas. The "Why?" cannot be explained in this forum.
16. Why should fans come out and watch the Oshawa Dodgers?
We will be an improved team that will have some pop in the bats, improved
pitching and will play aggressive baseball. If Barrie could win last season,
why can't the Dodgers this season?
17. Who is your role model/mentor?
18. Who have been the most influential people in your baseball career?
Coaches, all the way up and my parents for their support.
19. What should younger players in the game do to keep improving to get
to the next level?
Develop a good swing and use it. Try to hit the ball as hard as you can, to all
fields. And take care of your throwing arm.
20. What are your baseball/career goals?
To win an Intercounty title before I retire, or at least get close.
21. Detail three Career Highlights:
Winning the Prentice Cup (MVP, HR at Skydome);
Carrying the flag for Canada at the 14 year-old World Series;
Starting pitcher for the EOBA All-stars at the under 18 Ontario tournament
at Skydome and winning.
22. How do you spend your time when you are not playing baseball?
Working, playing poker, working out, being a sports fanatic.
23. What other sports did you play growing up or that you still play?
Won awards in volleyball, basketball during high school, but no longer play.
24. Do you find it difficult juggling a full-time job with the demanding
Sometimes. But sometimes looking forward to a big game, or the playoffs
can make a tough day into a great one.
25. What University did you go to and what was your major?
Wilfrid Laurier University. Psychology
26. Do you have any superstitions?
27. Do you have any Pet Peeves?
Crime, bars closing at 2am, people's respect for celebrity, dogs, left-handed
pitchers with "weird" windups…I'll stop there.
28. What is your most memorable moment as an Oshawa Dodger to date?
Great playoff matchups our first two seasons. Great series.