But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, James Paxton, Dennis Martinez, Tip O’Neill

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Port Hope, Ont., native Cal Quantrill has been very effective in his new role as a swingman on the San Diego Padres pitching staff. After picking up a win in his start against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday, he has allowed just oneContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, James Paxton, Dennis Martinez, Tip O’Neill”

New Canadian ball hall inductee Dave Van Horne reflects on “El Presidente, El Perfecto!”

Dave Van Horne says it would be easy for him to claim that his famous “El Presidente, El Perfecto!” call after Dennis Martinez recorded the final out in his perfect game on July 28, 1991 was a spontaneous exclamation, but that wouldn’t be the truth. “I was working the telecast with Ken Singleton and inContinue reading “New Canadian ball hall inductee Dave Van Horne reflects on “El Presidente, El Perfecto!””

“El Presidente . . . El Perfecto” – Dennis Martinez’s perfect game 20 years later

It seems fitting that former Expos broadcaster Dave Van Horne was honoured by the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the same week as the 20th anniversary of Dennis Martinez’s perfect game. Van Horne’s inspired call of “El Presidente … El Perfecto” on July 28, 1991 was one of the most memorable in Canadian baseballContinue reading ““El Presidente . . . El Perfecto” – Dennis Martinez’s perfect game 20 years later”

But What Do I Know? … Roberto Alomar, Dave Stieb, Deion Sanders

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  People have asked me how I feel about Roberto Alomar’s induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame today. Let’s just say I’m very happy for Pat Gillick and Dave Van Horne. I’ll say this about Alomar:Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Roberto Alomar, Dave Stieb, Deion Sanders”