Flashback: 49 years ago, Fergie Jenkins becomes first Canadian to win Cy Young Award

Fergie Jenkins is presented with the 1971 National League Cy Young Award at Wrigley Field. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Coooperstowners in Canada It took him until his fifth consecutive 20-win season, but in 1971, Fergie Jenkins finally received the National League Cy Young Award. With the announcement, which formally took... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, Charlie Montoyo, Fergie Jenkins, Terry Puhl

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Highly respected baseball writer Jon Heyman tweeted on Friday that the Texas Rangers will conduct an in-person interview with Windsor, Ont., native Stubby Clapp about their vacant managerial position. Clapp has led the St. Louis Cardinals’ triple-A Memphis Redbirds to back-to-back Pacific Coast League... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Pedro Martinez, Bill Humber, Adam Loewen

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to Montreal Expos superstar Pedro Martinez, long-time standout Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Lloyd Moseby and Canada’s premier baseball historian Bill Humber who will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on June 16 in St. Marys, Ont. The Canadian ball hall... Continue Reading →

The story of the Canadian who lost his batting title to Honus Wagner

He finished one single shy of baseball immortality. And Canadian Roy “Doc” Miller wouldn’t have even needed that hit if the Chicago Cubs hadn’t protested the first game of a doubleheader against Honus Wagner and the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 30, 1911. Despite Wagner’s 0-for-4 performance, the Pirates had secured a 1-0 victory in that... Continue Reading →

Part 2 – Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to enshrine Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada

*Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca **Please note this is part 2 of a two-part post. Doug Melvin Doug Melvin, born August 8, 1952, is Chatham, Ontario’s second-most famous baseball man, behind Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins. The Milwaukee Brewers general manager since 2002 had a brief pitching career in the minor leagues from 1972 to 1978 with... Continue Reading →

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