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5 Things You Need to Know About New Bachelor Canada Chris Leroux

*Insert all the baseball puns*

Meet the new Bachelor Canada Chris Leroux, the former professional baseball player

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Former professional baseball player Chris Leroux is leaving the major leagues behind in search of true love as the new Bachelor Canada.

Rounding the bases of past Bachelors Brad Smith and Tim Warmels, the 33-year-old is hoping to transfer some of the winning moves he picked up as a pitcher for the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates to woo potential partners on the next season of the hit reality-TV dating show, set to debut this fall on W Network.

Who is Chris? Read on for five fast facts about TV’s newest Bachelor.

He was born in Quebec

Chris was born on April 14, 1984 in Montreal. He attended Winthrop University in South Carolina before being drafted by the Florida Marlins in 2005.

He is *not* here for drama

While the professional athlete has dealt with tough situations on the field, Chris revealed that he is “not good” with “handling drama” in his personal life. “I’m also really bad at breaking up,” he told ET Canada.

He has had trouble finding the right woman

He admitted he doesn’t have a hard time meeting women, but just can’t seem to find his soulmate.

He knows a thing or two about goosebumps 

Way back in the day, a 10-year-old Chris appeared on an episode of Goosebumps. Here’s hoping that comes up on a 1-on-1 date as we need more details.

His ideal partner has to…

…make him laugh; she also needs to be intelligent, and beautiful inside and out.

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