Canadian National Women’s Team veteran Amanda Asay passes away at age 33

Photo: Baseball Canada January 9, 2022 Official Baseball Canada News Release OTTAWA – The Baseball Canada family is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of longtime Women’s National Team member Amanda Asay who succumbed to her injuries following a skiing accident in Nelson, British Columbia. The Prince George, B.C. native was 33... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Dalton Pompey, Mike Soroka, James Paxton, Willie Mays

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         When the Toronto Blue Jays called up Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) on Friday, it topped off a great week for Canadians in the majors (Keep reading below for more Canadian highlights). The switch-hitting outfielder became the eighth Canadian to appear in a major league... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Michael Saunders, Fergie Jenkins, Ryan Dempster

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Thursday wasn’t a good day for Philadelphia Phillies players born in Victoria, B.C. After allowing one earned run in 4-2/3 innings in his start that day, Nick Pivetta was sent down to the triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs following the game. In four big league... Continue Reading →

August 24, 1993: Kevin Reimer becomes first Canadian to register six hits in a MLB game

It would’ve been understandable if Kevin Reimer was too exhausted to savour the fact that he had just made Canadian baseball history. After all, on August 24, 1993, when the left-handed hitting slugger became the first and only Canadian to record six hits in a major league game, he accomplished this in a grueling, extra-inning... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Mark Buehrle, Chris Colabello, Tyler O’Neill

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Among the pitchers that Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle has passed on the all-time wins list this season are Roy Halladay, Orel Hershiser and Hall of Famer Rube Marquard. But while I agree with the sabermetricians that say that wins aren’t a defining... Continue Reading →

Canadian Larry Walker worthy of Cooperstown plaque

Legendary baseball scribe Peter Gammons voted for him. So, too, (I imagine) did Bob Elliott, the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s first Canadian J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner. Unfortunately, when the votes are tallied for the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2013 (which will be announced on January 9), we’ll likely discover that... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … R.A. Dickey, Tim Raines, Alan Ashby

My weekly observations about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  With the acquisition of knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, Toronto Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos has acquired the 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner (Dickey), the player with the NL’s highest batting average in 2012 (Melky Cabrera, .346) and the 2011... Continue Reading →

Larry Walker should be the second Canadian player elected to Cooperstown

With Pat Gillick being elected by the Veterans Committee, Roberto Alomar likely to be voted in by the writers and longtime Expos broadcaster Dave Van Horne to receive the Ford C. Frick Award, the 2011 National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will have a distinctly Canadian flavor. In his first year on the ballot,... Continue Reading →

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