Cleveland Brownlee. Photo provided by the London Majors. Cleveland Brownlee. Photo from www.londonmajors.com.
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Brownlee returning for 14th season with Majors

The London Majors' longest-tenured player is returning for another season.

Cleveland Brownlee has signed with the team for a 14th season, the Majors announced on Wednesday.

"I left too many what-ifs on the field last season. I need to close off a few unanswered questions for myself,” said Brownlee.

A fan favourite, Brownlee was instrumental in the Majors' Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) championships in 2021 and 2022. He has recorded 640 hits, 135 home runs, and 514 RBIs over the course of 560 games with the Majors. Brownlee was sidelined from last year's playoffs due to a hand injury.

The Majors are optimistic the 39-year-old designated hitter could reach new career milestones this season including 400 runs,100 doubles, and 150 home runs.

“Cleveland is one of the all time greats and I know he is motivated to show he can still be an elite hitter in the league,” said Majors General Manager Roop Chanderdat. “He’s a competitive man and I am glad he is back for another season.”

The Majors are scheduled to play a pair of exhibition games on May 4 and 5. Their home opener against the Welland Jackfish at Labatt Memorial Park is set for May 17. Tickets for the game are currently on sale.

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