But What Do I Know? . . . Jim McKean, Rowan Wick, Larry Walker, Tom Burgess

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         It’s Grey Cup Sunday and today I’m thinking about Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Jim McKean. Most remember the Montreal native as a highly respected major league umpire for 28 years. But prior to his umpiring career, he played in the CFL andContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jim McKean, Rowan Wick, Larry Walker, Tom Burgess”

But What Do I Know? … Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, Chris Leroux, Reed Johnson

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will announce its 2014 induction class tomorrow at 9 a.m. ET. I will have a post on Cooperstowners in Canada shortly after the announcement. – Speaking of inductees, congratulations to legendary Toronto Sun columnist andContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, Chris Leroux, Reed Johnson”

Special Grey Cup entry: Remembering the 1977 “Staples Game”

Author’s Note: I wrote this article in the fall of 2007. Sadly, since that time the great Tony Proudfoot lost his battle with ALS. Some of the other players and referees that I interviewed may have also changed occupations. This article originally appeared in a American magazine called Gridiron Greats, but not a lot ofContinue reading “Special Grey Cup entry: Remembering the 1977 “Staples Game””