The Hamilton Cardinals are excited to announce the re-signing of standout outfielder Dennis Dei Baning for the 2024 season, marking his third year with the team. 

Since joining the Cardinals, Dei Baning has made significant contributions on the field, showcasing his ability to adapt and become a reliable bat in the IBL. 

A Humber College alumnus, Dei Baning first made waves in the 2022 season, quickly putting up impressive statistics in just six games: a slash line of .409/.500/.955, an OPS of 1.455, alongside four home runs, eight RBIs, and four walks. His performance set high expectations for this past season.

Dei Baning broke out in 2023, he appeared in all 42 games, batting .280 with 45 hits, including 6 home runs, and 25 RBIs, over 161 at-bats. He continued his reliability in the playoffs, with a .294 average in four games, contributing five hits and two RBIs. These statistics demonstrate Dei Baning's consistent growth and adaptability on the field.

Dei Baning's accolades from his college days, including being a 2x OCAA Champion, the 2021 OCAA Player of the Year, and a 2x OCAA League All-Star, were only the beginning of his decorated career. 

“We knew Dennis had the tools to compete in this league, and he left no doubt last year,” said George Halim, Hamilton Cardinals General Manager. “I’m just glad for his sake that everyone else knows, too. Dennis works hard, and he deserves a lot more recognition than he gets.”

About the Hamilton Cardinals

The Hamilton Cardinals Baseball Club are a member of Canada’s best league, the Intercounty Baseball League. The over 100-year old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, established in 1919. For more information visit: &