But What Do I Know? … Justin Morneau, Jason Bay, Mark Small

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame added a game-worn Pittsburgh Pirates Justin Morneau jersey to their collection this week (pictured below). Morneau only wore No. 36 with Pittsburgh for a brief period before switching toContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Justin Morneau, Jason Bay, Mark Small”

But What Do I Know? . . . John Axford, Joe Carter, Chris Maloney

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Scott Crawford, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s director of operations, reports that Port Dover, Ont., native John Axford has set two Canadian pitching records this post-season. The right-handed reliever has made five playoff appearancesContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . John Axford, Joe Carter, Chris Maloney”

But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Wallach, Andy Pafko, George Steinbrenner

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – If you’re seeking Montreal Expos content in the League Championship Series, you’ll have to look to the coaching staffs. Tim Wallach, who played the most games for the Expos, is coaching third base for theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Wallach, Andy Pafko, George Steinbrenner”

How did Roberto Clemente hit at Montreal’s Jarry Park?

Roberto Clemente appears comfortable and serene as he signs autographs for an eager group of kids in the above photo that was snapped at Jarry Park in 1970. But if you examine this baseball legend’s numbers in Montreal during his professional career, you’d have to think that Clemente was frustrated for much of the timeContinue reading “How did Roberto Clemente hit at Montreal’s Jarry Park?”

Book Review – Full Count: Four Decades of Blue Jays Baseball

Late in Full Count: Four Decades of Blue Jays Baseball (2013, Random House Canada), Jeff Blair writes that the Blue Jays “won the off-season.” After the club’s blockbuster with the Miami Marlins and their acquisition of R.A. Dickey, Blair – a Globe & Mail columnist who doubles as a radio show host on Sportsnet 590Continue reading “Book Review – Full Count: Four Decades of Blue Jays Baseball”

Jerry Howarth to receive Canadian ball hall’s Jack Graney Award on Sunday

Courtesy of http://baseballhalloffame.ca/ St. Marys – Jerry Howarth, the longtime radio voice of the Toronto Blue Jays, has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2012 Jack Graney Award and will be presented with the award prior to the Toronto Blue Jays game on Sunday, August 11. The St. Marys, Ont.-basedContinue reading “Jerry Howarth to receive Canadian ball hall’s Jack Graney Award on Sunday”

New artifacts from class of 2013 at Canadian ball hall

It’s always interesting to see what items the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame receives from their inductees to display. Here’s a quick look at a few of the artifacts related to this year’s induction class that you can view at the St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine this summer: *Among the interesting things I learned about RobContinue reading “New artifacts from class of 2013 at Canadian ball hall”

“Saint” Shirley Cheek inspires on Canadian ball hall induction day

Shirley Cheek is a strong and courageous woman. That much was evident after a 15-minute interview with her prior to the posthumous induction of her husband, Tom, the legendary voice of the Toronto Blue Jays, into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday. Former players George Bell, Tim Raines, Rob Ducey and builder NatContinue reading ““Saint” Shirley Cheek inspires on Canadian ball hall induction day”

Canadian ball hall to induct Blue Jays and Expos legends as part of three-day celebration

Courtesy: http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – Twenty years ago George Bell and Tim Raines were teammates with the Chicago White Sox, but Canadians will best remember them for their starring roles with the Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos. While Bell was belting 47 home runs en route to the American League MVP award forContinue reading “Canadian ball hall to induct Blue Jays and Expos legends as part of three-day celebration”

2013 CBHFM Inductee – George Bell – Things you might not know …

Writer’s Note: This is my second 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 is free.Continue reading “2013 CBHFM Inductee – George Bell – Things you might not know …”