But What Do I Know? . . . Jesen Therrien, Andrew Albers, David Cone, Bob Lemon

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, itContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jesen Therrien, Andrew Albers, David Cone, Bob Lemon”

But What Do I Know? . . . Jenkins, Paxton, Gwynn, Votto, Therrien, Carter

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         When I talked to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame director of operations Scott Crawford about his trip to Cooperstown for the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies last weekend, he mentioned that from his seats for the inductee parade he could watch eachContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jenkins, Paxton, Gwynn, Votto, Therrien, Carter”

1954 Montreal Royals Photo . . . Charlie Thompson

Is he Charlie or Tim? That’s the question that still follows one of the longest tenured Montreal Royals around. You see, Charlie Thompson (as identified in the Montreal Royals team photo above and on his 1954 Topps baseball card) is presented as “Tim Thompson” on his 1958 Topps card. And if you conduct a GoogleContinue reading “1954 Montreal Royals Photo . . . Charlie Thompson”

Even Casey Stengel feared the arm of Canadian Jimmy Archer

The next time you see J.P. Arencibia attempt to throw a runner out from the squat position, think of early 20th century Canadian Jimmy Archer. The five-foot-10, 168-pound catcher was reportedly the first to throw a runner out from the squat position. “The best throwing catcher of them all was Jimmy Archer,” Chief Meyers, oneContinue reading “Even Casey Stengel feared the arm of Canadian Jimmy Archer”