After a successful college career, Dorchester, Ont., native David Mendham has signed his first pro contract with the Ottawa Titans.
Kevin Glew visits with Chris Robinson at the Great Lake Canadians' new state-of-the-art Royal Field in their hometown of Dorchester, Ont.
David Mendham (Dorchester, Ont.) has been the named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Network's college Player of the Year Award. Note from Kevin Glew, blog founder: I grew up in Dorchester, Ont. So this special to me. Congratulations to David and the Mendham family! Official Canadian Baseball Network Press Release Canadian Baseball Network unveils... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · It has become an Easter tradition on this blog 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... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · Congratulations to my many friends and colleagues that were recognized on Bob Elliott’s exhaustively researched “Top 100 Most Influential Canadians” in baseball list. In particular, I wanted to acknowledge the work of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame director of operations Scott Crawford... Continue Reading →
Belmont, Ont., resident and former Detroit Tigers pitcher Mike Kilkenny passed away on Thursday at the age of 73. Born in Bradford, Ont., on April 11, 1945, Kilkenny was an unlikely major leaguer. His high school didn't have a baseball team and he grew up at a time when Canadians were not eligible for the... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · It’s always special when baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) is in St. Marys, Ont., for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction festivities, but this year was extra special because Jenkins brought his 2016 Chicago Cubs World Series ring. The durable right-hander, who... Continue Reading →