Pete Orr’s international career began at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens where he helped Canada to a fourth place finish. He was named to the team for Beijing 2008, but withdrew from the squad because he was on the active roster for the Washington Nationals. Orr has been part of Team Canada at all three editions of the World Baseball Classic. He was selected in the 39th round of the 1997 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers. He went on to spend eight seasons in the Atlanta Braves’ organization before joining the Nationals for three years followed by three years with the Philadelphia Phillies. He signed a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2014 and spent the season with AAA Nashville Sounders before joining the AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox in 2015. Orr played two full seasons (2005-06) in the majors with the Braves. His last MLB appearance came with the Phillies in 2013.
Getting to know…
Family: Parents Don Orr and Susan Simpson… Sister Jennifer Poupart played field hockey and won a national championship with the University of Toronto… Sons Maxwell and Benjamin… Getting into the Sport: Started playing baseball at age 5… Can’t remember ever not playing baseball, growing up on a street with eight boys and playing all sports… Always loved throwing a ball against a wall… Outside Interests: Earned an Associate Arts degree at Galveston College… Enjoys golf, fishing, hockey, fantasy football…
Notable International Results
OG: 2004 – 4th
WBC: 2013 – 12th; 2009 – 13th; 2006 – 9th