June 11, 1995: Expos outfielder Rondell White hits for the cycle

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Twenty-six years ago today, Rondell White had the game of his life. Not only did the Montreal Expos outfielder hit for the cycle in his club's 10-8, 13-inning win over the San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park, but he also set franchise records for most hits (6) and most... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Jordan Romano, Cal Quantrill, Pat Gillick

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - It was 31 years ago today that Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and 2020 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) made his major league debut. Batting sixth and playing right field for... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, George Gibson, Joey Votto, George Kottaras

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         It’s been 83 years since there’s been a full-time Canadian manager in the major leagues. That was when London, Ont., native and Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer George Gibson served as the dugout boss for the Pittsburgh Pirates. But that drought may end soon.... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Tom Goffena, Balor Moore, Tony Fernandez, Rondell White

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         The MLB Draft is set to begin tomorrow night at 7 p.m. E.T. in Secaucus, N.J. Thanks to the compensatory pick they will receive from the Cleveland Indians for Edwin Encarnacion, the Toronto Blue Jays will have two first-round selections (22nd and 28th overall).... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Luke Easter, Kelly Gruber, Tim Raines, J.J. Lannin

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: It has become an Easter tradition in this column to pay tribute to ex-big league slugger Luke Easter on Easter Sunday. “Luscious Luke” was a hulking, 6-foot-4, 240-pound slugger who became the 11th African-American to compete in the big leagues when he debuted with the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Marty Boryczewski, Alex Anthopoulos, Justin Morneau

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: My hope is that some in the baseball community today will pause to remember Marty Boryczewski. He was a catcher with the Pioneer League’s Lethbridge Mounties in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in 1994 before moving on to a career in investment banking with Cantor Fitzgerald... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Doyle Alexander, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Perhaps this is a good omen for the Toronto Blue Jays, who will be attempting to salvage one win out of their series against the Tampa Bay Rays this afternoon. Twenty-four years ago today, the Blue Jays registered 10 consecutive hits in the second inning... Continue Reading →

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.) was... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Mariano Rivera, Brian Jeroloman, Kelly Johnson

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  You decide what it says about the quality of the competition in the National League West that the Diamondbacks are going to win the division with three ex-Jays in their infield that Toronto couldn’t get rid of... Continue Reading →

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