But What Do I Know? . . . Alison Gordon, Fergie Jenkins, Ray Hathaway

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • When Alison Gordon was assigned to cover the Toronto Blue Jays in 1979, she became the first full-time, female beat reporter in American League history. Sadly, it took her death in Toronto on Wednesday at the age of 72, for many to learn aboutContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Alison Gordon, Fergie Jenkins, Ray Hathaway”

But What Do I Know? . . . Vern Benson, Andrew Albers, Dustin Molleken

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – Baseball lifer Vern Benson passed away on Monday at the age of 89. The North Carolina native’s 15-year playing career included stops with the Triple-A Toronto Maple Leafs in 1946 and the Class-C Winnipeg Goldeyes in 1956 and 1957. He alsoContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Vern Benson, Andrew Albers, Dustin Molleken”

But What Do I Know? … Luke Easter, Andre Dawson, Shannon Stewart

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Today seems like an appropriate day to remember “Luscious Luke” Easter, a hulking, six-foot-four, 240-pound slugger who became the 11th African-American to compete in the big leagues when he debuted with the Cleveland Indians onContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Luke Easter, Andre Dawson, Shannon Stewart”

But What Do I Know? … Russell Martin, Pete Orr, Jesse Jefferson

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – I’ve met Canadian catcher Russell Martin three times and each time I found him to be warm, engaging and charismatic. So I was surprised and disappointed by his selfish – by his own admission –Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Russell Martin, Pete Orr, Jesse Jefferson”

2011 World Series: Texas Rangers have Canadian links

While no Canadian players will be competing in this year’s World Series, there are a number of players and coaches that have spent parts of their careers in the Great White North. Here’s a list of the links that Texas Rangers players and coaches have with Canada: Toronto Blue Jays Links Michael Young, DH, selectedContinue reading “2011 World Series: Texas Rangers have Canadian links”

But What Do I Know? … Chris Carpenter, Michael Young, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Am I the only one who’s debating who’s the best ex-St. Catharines Stomper (former Blue Jays’ New York-Penn League Low-A affiliate) player left in the playoffs? Michael Young (1997) and Chris Carpenter (1999) both suited up forContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Chris Carpenter, Michael Young, Fergie Jenkins”