But What Do I Know? . . . Jeff Francis, Fergie Jenkins, Babe Ruth, Larry Walker

Babe Ruth, who hit his only regular season minor league home run in Toronto, was born on this date in 1895. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -Congratulations again to former Colorado Rockies ace and London, Ont., resident Jeff Francis who was elected... Continue Reading →

Canadian Jack Graney wins the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award

Jack Graney. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada St. Thomas, Ont., native Jack Graney has been named the winner of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's 2022 Ford C. Frick Award, which is presented annually for broadcasting excellence. With the honour, Graney becomes the first winner of the award... Continue Reading →

Jack Graney named finalist for Hall’s Ford C. Frick Award

Late Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Jack Graney (St. Thomas, Ont.) has been named one of eight finalists for the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2022 Ford C. Frick Award. Photo Credit: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Legendary Cleveland Indians player turned broadcaster Jack Graney (St. Thomas, Ont.)... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Zach Pop, Dalton Pompey, Babe Ruth

Doug Frobel (Ottawa, Ont.) made his MLB debut 39 years ago today. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Robbie Ray was voted the American League's Pitcher of the Month for August, but Port Hope, Ont., native Cal Quantrill also garnered... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Man Who Made Babe Ruth: Brother Matthias of St. Mary’s School, by Brian “Chip” Martin

Book Review: The Man Who Made Babe Ruth: Brother Matthias of St. Mary’s School, by Brian “Chip” Martin A Canadian was the “greatest man” that Babe Ruth had ever known. And it’s that unheralded Maritimer that the spotlight is finally shone on in Brian “Chip” Martin’s superb new book, The Man Who Made Babe Ruth:... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Fergie Jenkins, Joey Votto, Rob Ducey

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: In case you missed it, the Colorado Rockies announced on Friday that they will retire Canadian slugger Larry Walker’s No. 33 in a ceremony on April 19 when the Rockies host the St. Louis Cardinals. The Maple Ridge, B.C., native suited up for parts of... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Fergie Jenkins, Joey Votto, Jim Fanning

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Ladner, B.C., native and 2018 Tip O’Neill Award winner James Paxton is rounding into form at the right time for the New York Yankees. After going 6-0 with a 3.57 ERA in 35 1/3 innings in six starts in August, the Canadian lefty allowed... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jim Adduci, James Paxton, Nick Pivetta, Peter Widdrington

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         In case you missed it, Burnaby, B.C., native Jim Adduci was called up by the Chicago Cubs on Monday. With the promotion, he became the 11th Canadian to play in the major leagues this season and the second to suit up for the Cubs.... Continue Reading →

Canadian Jack Graney finalist for 2019 Ford C. Frick Award

Legendary Cleveland Indians player turned broadcaster Jack Graney (St. Thomas, Ont.) has been named one of eight finalists for the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2019 Ford C. Frick Award. The list of finalists, which represent broadcasters from the Hall’s Broadcasting Beginnings category, was unveiled on Monday. The seven other finalists for the broadcasting excellence... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Fergie Jenkins, Joey Votto, Vladimir Guerrero

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         My American friends would say that there was something so Canadian about Maple Ridge, B.C., native Larry Walker asking his followers on Twitter on Thursday if it was OK to re-tweet some impressive statistics about him that were unearthed by a Twitter account called... Continue Reading →

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