Miracle man Brock to throw out first pitch of season

Original fan Brock Parrott (above with wife Margarie and the HarbourCats Rachel Swanson) will give HarbourCats’ seventh season a memorable start

May 17, 2019

VICTORIA, B.C. — The HarbourCats have had many memorable ceremonial first pitches in their first six years of existence — among them, Vegas shooting survivor Sheldon Mack and those who saved him, and our friend Brad Aschenbrenner and his boys, who lost wife/mom/RCMP officer Cst. Sarah Beckett. Tears have been shed many times at the introduction of our honoured guests.

The way the 2019 campaign will start is with a pitch doctors said would not happen.

Original season ticket holder Brock Parrott will throw out the first pitch on Saturday, June 1, when the HarbourCats hold their first-ever Peninsula Co-op Alumni Classic — featuring an exciting lineup of players that will be announced next week.

Brock, a longtime local sports supporter with loving wife Margie, missed all 2018 games at Wilson’s Group Stadium as he was in Royal Jubilee Hospital with many health problems, including kidney issues requiring dialysis. It was all made worse when he was diagnosed with a brain virus, that took much of his speech away.

His family was told he wouldn’t make it through September.

Well, Brock told them to stuff that news. In December, he turned 58, and the virus has actually started to regress a bit.

“Brock is a very special friend to us — he and Margie are part of our fabric, our family,” said Jim Swanson, GM/Managing Partner of the HarbourCats. “He’s our friend, and we were so sad to get the dire diagnosis. We visit him often, he got out to world junior and Royals games this winter — he’s the strongest little guy we’ve ever known.

“Our returning alumni will be excited to see Brock, a familiar fan, on the field with them.”

Brock and Margie are determined to be at as many games as possible this summer, in their familiar seats in Row E in the main grandstand.

And we’ll be so happy to have them.


Tickets are selling fast for our 2019 season, especially our pre-season weekend on June 1-2 and and the Home Opening weekend, June 7-9, with Fireworks on June 8, against Corvallis.  Do not be disappointed! Get yours today on-line, or at the office, or 101-1814 Vancouver Street. Or give us a call at 778-265-0327

2019 Season Ticket Pricing

(includes 27 league games, all six exhibition games scheduled in 2019, first right of refusal on purchase of playoff tickets)

  • General Admission – $350
  • Premium Reserved (Sections 6-9 and 11-12 along baselines) – $450
  • Grandstand Reserved (Section 10 behind home plate Row E to N) – $500
  • Campbell Real Estate Club Seats (Section 10 Rows A-D) – $650
  • Diamond Club (Field Level) – $725 (Inquire for Availability)

2019 10-game Flex Packs are also on sale at the same prices as 2018 – $120 for 10 General Admission vouchers and $175 for 10 Premium Reserved Vouchers.

To order season tickets or 10-game flex packs, drop in to the office at 1814 Vancouver Street (open 10 AM to 5 PM Monday thru Friday), or give us a call at 778-265-0327.  You can also e-mail Christian J. Stewart, our Assistant General Manager, Ticketing and Media at


Our pre-season office hours at 1814 Vancouver Street are now 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday. We are closed (or by appointment only) on  Sunday.


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