But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Tim Raines, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: If it seems like Russell Martin has hit a lot of clutch, late-inning home runs for the Toronto Blue Jays this season, that’s because he has. Thirteen of the Montreal native’s 19 homers have come in the sixth inning or later. Thirty-two years ago today,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Tim Raines, Fergie Jenkins”

2011 Jack Graney Award winner W.P. Kinsella passes away

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame W.P. Kinsella, the 2011 recipient of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award, has passed away at the age of 81. The beloved Canadian author, whose baseball novel, Shoeless Joe, inspired the Oscar-nominated movie Field of Dreams, died on Friday at his home in Hope, B.C.Continue reading “2011 Jack Graney Award winner W.P. Kinsella passes away”

Toronto Sun baseball writer, Bob Elliott, honoured with Jack Graney Award

With all due respect to Jack Graney, the award the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame presents to a member of the media that has made significant contributions to baseball in Canada could be renamed the Bob Elliott Award. No writer or broadcaster has supported baseball in our country as passionately and skillfully as the venerableContinue reading “Toronto Sun baseball writer, Bob Elliott, honoured with Jack Graney Award”