Longtime Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Jack Graney Award.
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · It appears I jinxed Ladner, B.C., native James Paxton when I said he’d likely be named to the American League All-Star team in last week’s column. Not only was he not named to the All-Star team, he has also landed on the 10-day disabled... Continue Reading →
Photo Credit: Baseball Quebec (Twitter) My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · Philadelphia Phillies reliever and Montreal native Jesen Therrien wins our unofficial award for best Canadian nickname on Players Weekend. The back of the 6-foot-2 right-hander’s jersey (see above) says “MTL-NORD” – a tribute to his home city. Unfortunately, it... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · It’s been a great season for Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto, but the past two weeks have been particularly memorable. On June 28, he broke Maple Ridge, B.C., native Larry Walker’s record for most career walks by a Canadian when he notched his 914th... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada This Monday represents the 15th anniversary of the date that Cal Ripken, Jr. played in his 2,131st game to surpass Lou Gehrig’s iron-man mark. A strong argument could be made that Ripken’s consecutive-game streak saved baseball. The Orioles shortstop’s modesty and commitment were just what the sport needed in... Continue Reading →
With three Blue Jays and two Expos participating and Fergie Jenkins throwing out the first pitch, the 1991 All-Star Game had a distinctly Canadian feel. Fittingly, the contest’s winning pitcher was Blue Jay Jimmy Key, while Expos hurler Dennis Martinez shouldered the loss in an exciting match-up in front of 52,383 fans at SkyDome on... Continue Reading →