After Fred McGriff was drafted by the Yankees in 1981, he was assigned to their Gulf Coast League club. His first manager was Carlos Tosca.
Where have you gone, Paul Serna? That's the question collectors attempting to collect autographed 1983 Topps Baseball cards are asking.
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · In case you missed it, Ladner, B.C., native James Paxton was named winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2018 Tip O’Neill Award on Tuesday. Canada’s baseball shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement... Continue Reading →
For those requiring further evidence that Pat Gillick is a Hall of Fame general manager, I present the following transaction. On December 9, 1982, Gillick, while acting as the Jays GM, shipped pitcher Dale Murray and infielder Tom Dodd to the Yankees for Dave Collins (who would hit .308 and steal 60 bases for Toronto... Continue Reading →