Cardinals Re-Sign Josh Niles

HAMILTON - The Hamilton Cardinals announced today the re-signing of first baseman Josh Niles for the upcoming 2023 season, his third season with the club.

A native of St. Thomas, Ontario, Niles emerged as a cornerstone for the Hamilton Cardinals last season, appearing in 36 games before heading back to Canisius University in Buffalo, New York. This past season, Niles appeared in 27 games for the Griffs as they went on to win the MAAC Championship.

“Niles is another young player who fits in perfectly with what we’re trying to accomplish long-term while giving us the benefit of a junior-aged player who can start for us right now,” said Cardinals General Manager George Halim. “He’s young, carries some swagger with him, already has a proven record of hitting in the IBL, and knows how to win. He’s a no-brainer to me.”

About The Hamilton Cardinals

The Hamilton Cardinals Baseball Club is a member of Canada's best league, the Intercounty Baseball League and are preparing for its 65th year as a franchise. The over 100-year old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, established in 1919. For more information visit and