But What Do I Know? … Special Edition: Toronto Blue Jays’ first-ever spring training game

Most longtime Toronto Blue Jays fans can recall that their beloved Blue Birds defeated the Chicago White Sox 9-5 in snowy conditions at Exhibition Stadium on April 7, 1977 in their first regular season game, but how did the team fare in its first spring training contest? Yesterday, I decided to do some digging toContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Special Edition: Toronto Blue Jays’ first-ever spring training game”

September 15, 1977 – Remembering the game that Earl Weaver forfeited at Exhibition Stadium

The headline in the Toronto Star the next day read, “When the rain came, Earl went home.” And as the baseball community mourns the passing of Earl Weaver, who died Saturday of a heart attack at the age of 82, many of those in attendance at Exhibition Stadium on September 15, 1977 still reminisce aboutContinue reading “September 15, 1977 – Remembering the game that Earl Weaver forfeited at Exhibition Stadium”

Tom McKee, first TV voice of the Toronto Blue Jays, dies

Tom McKee, a member of the Toronto Blue Jays inaugural TV broadcast team, died on Monday at age 76. He passed away at the Southlake Regional Hospital in Newmarket, Ont., after a lengthy illness. Best known to baseball fans for his work on Jays’ telecasts – first on camera and later as a producer –Continue reading “Tom McKee, first TV voice of the Toronto Blue Jays, dies”

But What Do I Know? … Justin Morneau, Scott Diamond, Phillippe Aumont

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  A belated congratulations to New Westminster, B.C., native Justin Morneau who belted his 200th career homer off of Cleveland Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin on August 6. The Twins slugger becomes the fourth Canadian to belt 200 bigContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Justin Morneau, Scott Diamond, Phillippe Aumont”

First-ever Toronto Blue Jays draft pick represented in Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He’s the answer to a famous Blue Jays trivia question. Who was the first player to be selected by the team in the June amateur draft? The answer is Tom Goffena, a promising, high school shortstop out of Sidney, Ohio, whom the Jays nabbed 25th overall in the 1977Continue reading “First-ever Toronto Blue Jays draft pick represented in Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame”