Halladay, Guerrero headline Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2017

Courtesy: http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – Two dominant ex-major leaguers, two trailblazing, grassroots leaders and a gold medal-winning national team will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017. Ex-Toronto Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay and former Montreal Expos slugger Vladimir Guerrero will be honoured in a ceremony on June 24 inContinue reading “Halladay, Guerrero headline Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2017”

But What Do I Know? . . . Mel Stottlemyre, Tim Raines, Larry Walker, Steve Christmas, Rickey Henderson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Please send good vibes and strength to Mel Stottlemyre, the father of former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Todd Stottlemyre. In a Facebook post on Friday, the ex-Blue Jays hurler shared that his 75-year-old father is fighting for his life. “Calling all prayer warriors during thisContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Mel Stottlemyre, Tim Raines, Larry Walker, Steve Christmas, Rickey Henderson”

But What Do I Know? . . . Baseball Canada, Rich Harden, Tom Henke

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – I continue to ask everyone to please keep former Montreal Expo catcher Joe Siddall and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Joe’s 14-year-old son, Kevin, was diagnosed with blood cancer in August and is fighting for his life. – IContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Baseball Canada, Rich Harden, Tom Henke”

But What Do I Know? … Lance Zawadzki, Doug Ault, R.A. Dickey

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – I’m willing to bet that I’m not the first Toronto Blue Jays follower to utter the sentence “Who the hell is Lance Zawadzki?” this March. Interestingly enough, the 27-year-old second baseman, who has hit .389Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Lance Zawadzki, Doug Ault, R.A. Dickey”

Baseball Canada’s 2011 gold medal-winning Senior National Team inducted into Canadian ball hall

To say it’s been an exciting week for Baseball Canada’s 2011 Senior National Team (SNT) would be an understatement. Not only was their gold medal-winning Pan Am Games squad inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, but one of its members (Shawn Hill) was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays, while another (Kyle Lotzkar)Continue reading “Baseball Canada’s 2011 gold medal-winning Senior National Team inducted into Canadian ball hall”

Canadian ball hall to induct Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada as part of three-day celebration that starts tonight

Two former Montreal Expos, the 2011 Baseball America Executive of the Year and Canada’s gold medal-winning Senior National Team will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame this Saturday. Rusty Staub, Doug Melvin, Rheal Cormier and the 2011 Pan Am games champion national team are set to be honoured in a ceremony thatContinue reading “Canadian ball hall to induct Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada as part of three-day celebration that starts tonight”

Part 2 – Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to enshrine Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada

*Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca **Please note this is part 2 of a two-part post. Doug Melvin Doug Melvin, born August 8, 1952, is Chatham, Ontario’s second-most famous baseball man, behind Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins. The Milwaukee Brewers general manager since 2002 had a brief pitching career in the minor leagues from 1972 to 1978 withContinue reading “Part 2 – Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to enshrine Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada”