But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Matt Stairs, Paul Quantrill, George Selkirk

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) posted this powerful photo (below) on Twitter on Tuesday.  He also shared a more personal message two days later. He is an important voice to be listening toContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Matt Stairs, Paul Quantrill, George Selkirk”

But What Do I Know? … Joey Votto, Fergie Jenkins, Bob Elliott, Steve Wilson, Roy Howell, Bill Gullickson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Happy unofficial Canadian Baseball Day! For a couple of years now, I’ve been writing that September 10th should be celebrated on baseball diamonds across the country. Why? Well, today is Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto’s 34th birthday. It’s also Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Joey Votto, Fergie Jenkins, Bob Elliott, Steve Wilson, Roy Howell, Bill Gullickson”

But What Do I Know? . . . Carlos Delgado, Rob Thomson, Thurman Munson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Carlos Delgado, who will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame this coming Saturday in St. Marys, Ont., was arguably the greatest hitter in Toronto Blue Jays history, but the Blue Jays weren’t the first professional team that Delgado played for inContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Carlos Delgado, Rob Thomson, Thurman Munson”

1981 Montreal Expos: Whatever happened to . . . Wallace Johnson

If you happen to see Wallace Johnson at the Montreal Jazz Festival this summer, stop and buy the man a drink. After all, the former pinch-hitter extraordinaire, who frequently returns to the city for this landmark event, was the author of arguably the most important hit in Montreal Expos history. His two-run triple off ofContinue reading “1981 Montreal Expos: Whatever happened to . . . Wallace Johnson”

But What Do I Know? … Eric Thames, Ryan Dempster, Warren Cromartie

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  If Eric Thames is going to be one of the Jays outfielders of the future, why did he DH for 10 of the 13 games during his big league call-up? Surely it can’t be because Corey PattersonContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Eric Thames, Ryan Dempster, Warren Cromartie”

Ex-Expos – Whatever happened to … Charlie Lea

He’s the only Montreal Expo to toss a no-hitter at Olympic Stadium. And more than 29 years later, Charlie Lea, now an analyst on Memphis Redbirds’ (St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A affiliate) radio broadcasts, still remembers the game vividly. “I walked four guys, so it wasn’t like it was a perfect game,” he reflected modestly, inContinue reading “Ex-Expos – Whatever happened to … Charlie Lea”