My three most popular Canadian baseball social media posts of the week – July 3

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Here’s a summary of three of my most popular posts on social media (Facebook and Twitter) from this past week. 1.Bill Atkinson (Chatham, Ont.) becomes the first Canadian to pitch for the Montreal Expos on Canada Day. Posted on Facebook on Canada Day On July 1, 1977, right-hander BillContinue reading “My three most popular Canadian baseball social media posts of the week – July 3”

Canadian baseball trivia on Canada Day

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Happy Canada Day to you! Let’s celebrate with a hodge podge of Canada Day baseball facts that I’ve gathered over the years. · On July 1, 1940, Hunstville, Ont., native and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee George Selkirk, hitting fifth in the New York Yankees lineup behind JoeContinue reading “Canadian baseball trivia on Canada Day”

But What Do I Know? . . . Canada Day Edition – Fergie Jenkins, Larry Walker, Dave Pagan

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         On July 1, 1969, the Montreal Expos defeated the Chicago Cubs 11-4 in front of 19,858 fans at Jarry Park in the first major league game played in Canada on Canada Day. Expos pitcher Steve Renko was the star of the contest, holding theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Canada Day Edition – Fergie Jenkins, Larry Walker, Dave Pagan”

But What Do I Know? . . . Vic Carapazza, Chad Jenkins, Justin Morneau

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: The best line I heard about home plate umpire Vic Carapazza’s questionable strike zone that led to the ejections of Edwin Encarnacion, John Gibbons and Russell Martin in the Blue Jays’ 19-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians on Canada Day came from Sportsnet hockey bloggerContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Vic Carapazza, Chad Jenkins, Justin Morneau”

Some Canadian baseball trivia on Canada Day

The Toronto Blue Jays are going all out to celebrate Canada’s birthday today. Players will don special red jerseys and caps, there will be a street festival outside the Rogers Centre and the club will honour armed forces members. As Bob Elliott points out in his annual Canada Day column, this year’s game is extraContinue reading “Some Canadian baseball trivia on Canada Day”

But What Do I Know? … Scott Diamond, Tip O’Neill, Scott Richmond

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Provided that the soreness in his left knee subsides, Reds first baseman Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) will be the only Canadian at the All-Star Game in Kansas City next Tuesday. Twins southpaw Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ont.) wasContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Scott Diamond, Tip O’Neill, Scott Richmond”

Some trivia about Canadian Blue Jays for Canada Day

The Toronto Blue Jays are going all out to celebrate Canada’s birthday on Sunday. Players will don special red jerseys, there will be a street festival outside the Rogers Centre and the club will honour armed forces members and Olympians. This patriotic fervor makes me think of all of the Canadian players that have suitedContinue reading “Some trivia about Canadian Blue Jays for Canada Day”

But What Do I Know? … Matt Stairs, Rich Harden, Joe Girardi

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Being Bud Selig’s second-hand man from 1997 to 2002, Paul Beeston should still have some clout in the commissioner’s office. If I’m Beeston, I’m doing everything I can to ensure that the Jays have a home gameContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Matt Stairs, Rich Harden, Joe Girardi”

How did Fergie Jenkins perform on Canada Day?

Devoting a blog entry to the greatest Canadian ever to play in the big leagues is the best way that I can think of to celebrate Canada Day. Chatham, Ont., native, Fergie Jenkins, signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in the early ’60s, but it wasn’t until the Chicago Cubs acquired him in 1966 that heContinue reading “How did Fergie Jenkins perform on Canada Day?”