Saskatoon Morning | Jan 17, 2014 | 5:58

MLB pitcher and substitute teacher from North Battleford Andrew Albers

It's hard to think of baseball at this time of year. But in a few weeks, Andrew Albers will be off to spring training camp. The North Battleford native wowed many last August, when he became the first pitcher in the history of the Minnesota Twins, to throw eight scoreless innings in his debut with the major league. The next time he was on the mound, he pitched a shutout. In the off season, he returns to North Battleford, where he works as a substitute teacher. Leisha Grebinski caught up with him just before class.

Now Playing on CBC Radio Help Refresh

CBC Radio One

Listen Live Ottawa change

CBC Radio 2

Listen Live Eastern change

CBC Radio 3

Listen Live Radio 3
Saskatoon Morning - Diana Ng on Testing for Prostate CancerNov 27, 2014 | 0:19Saskatoon Morning Diana Ng on Testing for Prostate Cancer Audio
Saskatoon Morning Diana Ng on Testing for Prostate Cancer Nov 27, 2014 | 0:19Diana Ng joins Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski in a series of interviews on men’s health.
Saskatoon Morning - Elliot Field on Men Talking to MenNov 27, 2014 | 0:35Saskatoon Morning Elliot Field on Men Talking to Men Audio
Saskatoon Morning Elliot Field on Men Talking to Men Nov 27, 2014 | 0:35Elliot Field joins Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski in a series of interviews on men’s health.
Saskatoon Morning - Kevin Vinding on How a Close Call Changed His LifeNov 27, 2014 | 0:31Saskatoon Morning Kevin Vinding on How a Close Call Changed His Life Audio
Saskatoon Morning Kevin Vinding on How a Close Call Changed His Life Nov 27, 2014 | 0:31Kevin Vinding joins Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski in a series of interviews on men’s health.
Saskatoon Morning - Timothy Caulfield on Optimistic BiasNov 27, 2014 | 0:24Saskatoon Morning Timothy Caulfield on Optimistic Bias Audio
Saskatoon Morning Timothy Caulfield on Optimistic Bias Nov 27, 2014 | 0:24Timothy Caulfield joins Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski in a series of interviews on men’s health.
Saskatoon Morning - The Sound of Roughriders MusicNov 14, 2014 | 8:25Saskatoon Morning The Sound of Roughriders Music Audio
Saskatoon Morning The Sound of Roughriders Music Nov 14, 2014 | 8:25From the Pep Band to a 800 lbs. of West Country Rock, CBC's Peter Mills explores the Saskatchewan Roughriders rich history of music with Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski.
Saskatoon Morning - More Canadians need Food BanksNov 13, 2014 | 6:20Saskatoon Morning More Canadians need Food Banks Audio
Saskatoon Morning More Canadians need Food Banks Nov 13, 2014 | 6:20Canada, Hunger Count 2014, saskatoon, leish grebinski, food banks, saskatoon morning
Saskatoon Morning - Fruits and veggies in Cumberland HouseNov 7, 2014 | 8:03Saskatoon Morning Fruits and veggies in Cumberland House Audio
Saskatoon Morning Fruits and veggies in Cumberland House Nov 7, 2014 | 8:03Murray Gray has taught Cumberland House residents how to successfully grow fruits and vegetables in the northern community. Gray and mayor Val Deschambeault join Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski.
Saskatoon Morning - Bruce Cockburn talks Rumours of GloryNov 7, 2014 | 9:48Saskatoon Morning Bruce Cockburn talks Rumours of Glory Audio
Saskatoon Morning Bruce Cockburn talks Rumours of Glory Nov 7, 2014 | 9:48Canadian music icon Bruce Cockburn joins Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski to discuss looking back on his music, faith and activism in a new memoir, Rumours of Glory.
Saskatoon Morning - Remembrance Day vs Christmas shoppingNov 6, 2014 | 12:50Saskatoon Morning Remembrance Day vs Christmas shopping Audio
Saskatoon Morning Remembrance Day vs Christmas shopping Nov 6, 2014 | 12:50Saskatchewan-born entrepreneur Brett Wilson joins Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski to explain why he’s calling on businesses to hold off putting up Christmas decorations until after Remembrance Day. Business owner Brian Cowie also explains why he’s already decking the halls.
Saskatoon Morning - Huskies win Canada West soccer titleNov 3, 2014 | 5:43Saskatoon Morning Huskies win Canada West soccer title Audio
Saskatoon Morning Huskies win Canada West soccer title Nov 3, 2014 | 5:43The University of Saskatchewan Huskies beat Alberta 4-2 in the Canada West final, the school's first-ever soccer championship. CBC's Peter Mills talks to members of the Huskies after their historic win.
Saskatoon Morning - Huskies putting Saskatchewan soccer on the mapOct 31, 2014 | 6:20Saskatoon Morning Huskies putting Saskatchewan soccer on the map Audio
Saskatoon Morning Huskies putting Saskatchewan soccer on the map Oct 31, 2014 | 6:20It's yet another historic day for Saskatchewan soccer. CBC's Peter Mills joins Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski to explain.
Saskatoon Morning - Saskatoon's Cathy Graham talks to Leisha about never giving up on her dream to release an album.Oct 30, 2014 | 10:03Saskatoon Morning Saskatoon's Cathy Graham talks to Leisha about never giving up on her dream to release an album. Audio
Saskatoon Morning Saskatoon's Cathy Graham talks to Leisha about never giving up on her dream to release an album. Oct 30, 2014 | 10:03Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski speaks with songwriter Cathy Graham about her dream of releasing her own country songs. She finally did it.
Saskatoon Morning - The changing face of suburban design in SaskatoonOct 30, 2014 | 7:24Saskatoon Morning The changing face of suburban design in Saskatoon Audio
Saskatoon Morning The changing face of suburban design in Saskatoon Oct 30, 2014 | 7:24Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinksi gets a tour of a newer neighbourhood in the city that is showing off some new thinking on suburban design. Bob Patrick, professor of urban planning at the U of S shows her Evergreen.
Saskatoon Morning - Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski speaks with Derek FosterOct 30, 2014 | 9:23Saskatoon Morning Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski speaks with Derek Foster Audio
Saskatoon Morning Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski speaks with Derek Foster Oct 30, 2014 | 9:23Leisha speaks with Derek Foster on his motivation for investing as young person, and being able to retire in his mid 30s.
Saskatoon Morning - Former NHL player Clint Malarchuk shares story in SaskatoonOct 28, 2014 | 13:47Saskatoon Morning Former NHL player Clint Malarchuk shares story in Saskatoon Audio
Saskatoon Morning Former NHL player Clint Malarchuk shares story in Saskatoon Oct 28, 2014 | 13:47Clint Malarchuk has co-written a book about his experiences called The Crazy Game: How I Survived the Crease and Beyond. He joins Saskatoon Morning host Leisha Grebinski to discuss mental illness.

1 of 31