But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Terry Puhl, Fergie Jenkins, Bob Emslie

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: My deepest condolences to Ernie Whitt and his family on the passing of his mother, Dolly, on April 7 at the age of 88 from the coronavirus (COVID-19). You can read Bob Elliott’s excellent article in which Whitt talks about his mom here. I rememberContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Terry Puhl, Fergie Jenkins, Bob Emslie”

Canadian Baseball History Conference set for November to include museum tour

September 10, 2019 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Press Release The fourth annual Canadian Baseball History Conference will be held on November 9th and 10th at Museum London in London, Ont. The event, which brings together baseball fans and researchers from across the country, is once again being organized by Andrew North, who isContinue reading “Canadian Baseball History Conference set for November to include museum tour”

But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Morneau, Eric Gagne, Bob Emslie, Ron Piche

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will announce its 2019 induction class on Tuesday at 9 a.m. E.T. I will publish the Hall’s press release on this site. The new inductees will be honoured in a ceremony at the Hall of Fame grounds inContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Morneau, Eric Gagne, Bob Emslie, Ron Piche”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Roy Halladay, Rich Butler, Mike Mussina, Bob Emslie

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Four players – Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina – were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday. The good news for Maple Ridge, B.C., native Larry Walker is that he gained 88 votes (the most by anyContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Roy Halladay, Rich Butler, Mike Mussina, Bob Emslie”

But What Do I Know? . . . George Selkirk, Bob Emslie, Stubby Clapp, Andrew Albers

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Friday would’ve been New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle’s 86th Birthday. In 1951, Mantle’s rookie season, the 19-year-old outfielder was slumping badly when the Yankees demoted him to the triple-A Kansas City Blues in mid-July. The Blues were managed by Huntsville, Ont., native andContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . George Selkirk, Bob Emslie, Stubby Clapp, Andrew Albers”

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Andrew Albers, Larry Walker, Joey Votto

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         I think I jinxed Ladner, B.C., native James Paxton with all of my Cy Young talk about him last week. The Seattle Mariners lefty exited his start in the seventh inning on Thursday with a left pectoral muscle strain. He was placed on theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Andrew Albers, Larry Walker, Joey Votto”

But What Do I Know? … George Kottaras, Erik Bedard, Willie Canate

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – It’s hard to believe that Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane allowed Scarborough, Ont.-born catcher George Kottaras to be claimed on waivers by the Kansas City Royals. Though not a high average hitter, Kottaras managedContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … George Kottaras, Erik Bedard, Willie Canate”