But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, James Paxton, Mike Soroka, Larry Walker

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         It seems like a good omen that the Pittsburgh Pirates will be interviewing Windsor, Ont., native Stubby Clapp for their manager’s job this week (according to Jon Heyman of The MLB Network). After all, the last Canuck to be a full-time big league managerContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, James Paxton, Mike Soroka, Larry Walker”

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Larry Walker, Roy Halladay, Joe Carter

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 achievementContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Larry Walker, Roy Halladay, Joe Carter”

But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Daniel Norris, Dick Teed

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • When Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) doubled off of right-hander Buck Farmer in the third inning of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 8-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers on August 13, he became the 13th Canadian to collect 1,000 hits in their big league career. He alsoContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Daniel Norris, Dick Teed”

Former Blue Jay Fred McGriff belongs in the Hall of Fame

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 TorontoContinue reading “Former Blue Jay Fred McGriff belongs in the Hall of Fame”