Hometown Slugger Returns To Cardinals For 6th Season
The Hamilton Cardinals are pleased to announce the signing of Hamilton hometown Outfielder Jacob Chiaravalle. Jake is a graduate of Hamilton’s McMaster University where he played OUA baseball before joining the Cardinals.
“Jake was the guy, who you didn’t want to beat you when I coached against McMaster. Now, after watching him in the IBL for the last few seasons he is a very consistent gap to gap hitter who plays the game hard all the time. He is an amazing clubhouse leader and he is very respectful to the game. We are so happy to have him back. He is part of the great local core of players that we are so proud of here in Hamilton.
Jake has played parts of 6 seasons in the IBL, but this would be his 4th full season. In 2019, Jake set career highs in almost all categories. He hit .274 (34-124) with 9 doubles, 4 homeruns and 18 RBI’s. He is an IBL career hitter of .272 (83-305) with 10 career homeruns.
The Hamilton Cardinals are a member of Canada’s top baseball league, the Intercounty Baseball League. The 100-year old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, with the league established in 1919, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. For more information, visit www.iblcardinals.ca or follow the Cardinals on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @HamCardinalsIBL.