But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Stubby Clapp, Vancouver Asahi, Joey Votto

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) who was inducted into Arizona’s Cactus League Hall of Fame on Tuesday. The Canuck right-hander was inducted alongside fellow Cooperstowners Robin Yount and Ken Griffey Jr, as well as long-time executive Roland Hemond and Arizona... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, Rob Thomson, Jim Henderson, George Bell

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Don Wade of the Daily Memphian reported on Monday that the Texas Rangers have had “preliminary discussions” with Windsor, Ont., native Stubby Clapp about their vacant managerial position. Wade also indicates that if Clapp doesn’t get a big league manager’s job with another club,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Joey Votto, Dave Stieb, George Gibson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         It was 27 years ago yesterday that Chatham, Ont., native Fergie Jenkins became the first – and still only – Canadian player inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. You can watch his induction speech here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh5R-qTkL8Y ·         One player making... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Rheal Cormier, Hank Aaron, Tom Burgess

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Fifty-one years ago today, two days after he was acquired by the Chicago Cubs from the Philadelphia Phillies, Chatham, Ont., native Fergie Jenkins relieved Cubs starter Bob Hendley in the third inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field and... Continue Reading →

Halladay, Guerrero headline Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2017

Courtesy: http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – Two dominant ex-major leaguers, two trailblazing, grassroots leaders and a gold medal-winning national team will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017. Ex-Toronto Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay and former Montreal Expos slugger Vladimir Guerrero will be honoured in a ceremony on June 24 in... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Goose Gossage, Rob Butler, Dave Stieb

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: If Hall of Fame closer Goose Gossage, who regularly reminds people that he pitched multiple innings in his relief appearances, was angered by Jose Bautista’s bat flip last October, I can just imagine his opinion about Toronto Blue Jays set-up man Drew Storen not being... Continue Reading →

Serge Touchette to receive Canadian ball hall’s Jack Graney Award on Saturday

Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – Legendary Montreal Expos beat writer Serge Touchette will be presented with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's 2015 Jack Graney Award on Saturday, April 2 when the Toronto Blue Jays battle the Boston Red Sox in a preseason game at Montreal's Olympic Stadium. Touchette will be presented with... Continue Reading →

Serge Touchette wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame St. Marys, Ont. – Legendary Montreal Expos beat writer Serge Touchette has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2015 Jack Graney Award. The St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine presents this award annually to a member of the media who has made significant contributions to... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Mark Buehrle, Fergie Jenkins, Joe Siddall

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Leave it to Dr. Seuss to summarize what the feelings of Toronto Blue Jays fans should be after their club’s exciting 2015 season ended on Friday: “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” • You can’t help but admire and respect left-hander... Continue Reading →

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