But What Do I Know? . . . Ryan Dempster, Tim Raines, Tim Wallach

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Congratulations to Gibsons, B.C., native Ryan Dempster who became the 10th Canadian player to be part of a World Series-winning team when the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals last night. A starterContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Ryan Dempster, Tim Raines, Tim Wallach”

But What Do I Know? … Chris Robinson, Jesse Crain, 1994 Montreal Expos

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Dorchester, Ont., native Chris Robinson recorded his first big league hit in style last night when he belted a three-run, pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning off of Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Eury De La Rosa.Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Chris Robinson, Jesse Crain, 1994 Montreal Expos”

Canadian connections to the MLB All-Star Game

A Canadian will be playing in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game for the 17th consecutive season. Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto, who grew up in Etobicoke, Ont., will start at first base for the National League in Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y. Toronto-born reliever Jesse Crain, who has postedContinue reading “Canadian connections to the MLB All-Star Game”

2013 CBHFM Inductee – Rob Ducey – Things you might not know …

* Writer’s Note: This is my first in a series of “Things you might not know …” articles about this year’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees. This year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. in St. Marys, Ont., on the museum’s ceremonial grounds. Admission isContinue reading “2013 CBHFM Inductee – Rob Ducey – Things you might not know …”

Flashback to 1983 – A glorious start for both of Canada’s teams

If only Canadian baseball fans could turn their clocks back 30 years. That was my initial reaction when a fellow baseball aficionado handed me a copy of the July 11, 1983 edition of Maclean’s magazine (cover pictured above) last week. With 2005 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Dave Stieb and Steve Rogers (who areContinue reading “Flashback to 1983 – A glorious start for both of Canada’s teams”

Who hit the first home run in Montreal Expos history?

Author’s Note: In March 2009, I found myself pondering who might have hit the first home run in Montreal Expos history. The answer was not a player I would’ve expected. Here’s the article I wrote in April 2009 about the player who belted that historic homer: For Montreal Expos trivia buffs, Dan McGinn is aContinue reading “Who hit the first home run in Montreal Expos history?”

Ducey to share St. Marys stage with Bell

When Rob Ducey belted his first big league home run on September 14, 1987 at Exhibition Stadium, George Bell socked two home runs in the same game. And over the next three seasons, Ducey, who was born in Toronto, was forced to battle for playing time in the Blue Jays outfield behind the all-star DominicanContinue reading “Ducey to share St. Marys stage with Bell”

Bell and Raines to headline Canadian ball hall’s class of 2013

Rob Ducey, Tom Cheek and Nat Bailey will also be honoured in a ceremony to take place at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, June 29 on the museum’s ceremonial grounds in St. Marys Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – While George Bell was belting 47 home runs en route to the American League MVPContinue reading “Bell and Raines to headline Canadian ball hall’s class of 2013”