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Rick Johnston

Born in 1964, Rick Johnston moved to Peterborough as a young boy in the early 1970’s. It is safe to say that baseball has been his life. He played all of his minor baseball from T-ball, Tyke, Peewee, Bantam and Midget in the Peterborough Minor Baseball system. He played Junior Baseball in Toronto from 1982-1985 and returned to Peterborough to play for the Peterborough Senior Tigers Baseball Team in 1988.

Rick was a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Inter-County League from 1986-87 and 1989 to 1995, winning the League Championship in 1994 and 1995. He won Provincial A Baseball Championships with East York in 1982 and was named a First Team All-Star. In 1990 & 1992 he led the Inter-County League in Hits, Home Runs and Total Bases. He was a National Team Member for 6 years and played for the Canadian Men’s National Baseball Team at the 1988 Olympics in Korea and was a member of the 1987 and 1991 National Team for the Pan American Games and International Cup.

To add to his list of credits, he has also been a scout for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays; coached the Croatia National Senior Men’s Team; coached the 2002 Ontario Silver Medalist at the Canada Summer Games; was the Manager of the 2006 Gold Medalists at the Ontario Summer Games; and was named the 2005 Canadian Baseball Coach of the Year. He has coached and instructed baseball at every level of the sport in Canada.

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