But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Gary Carter, Nick Pivetta, Orv Franchuk

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Self-described Baseball Reference Play Index adherent Austin J. Eich shares a seemingly endless stream of fascinating baseball stats on Twitter, including this one (below) about Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.). Eich notes thatContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Gary Carter, Nick Pivetta, Orv Franchuk”

Some Canadian All-Star Game Trivia

A Canadian has been selected to play in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game for the 16th consecutive season. Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto, who grew up in Etobicoke, Ont., will bat cleanup for the National League in tonight’s Midsummer Classic at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. Vancouver native Dave McKay, who was theContinue reading “Some Canadian All-Star Game Trivia”

But What Do I Know? … Edwin Encarnacion, Roberto Alomar, J.P. Ricciardi

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  I still feel that Blue Jays fans are too harsh on Edwin Encarnacion, but I have to admit they are very clever. With his two errors at first base in Wednesday’s game, witty Jays supporters have taken toContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Edwin Encarnacion, Roberto Alomar, J.P. Ricciardi”

Canadian ball hall president shared special friendship with Killebrew

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame president, Tom Valcke, continued his preparations for next month’s induction ceremonies in St. Marys, Ont., with a heavy heart today. This morning he received word that good friend and baseball legend, Harmon Killebrew had passed away from esophageal cancer at the age of 74. The longtime Twins slugger had begunContinue reading “Canadian ball hall president shared special friendship with Killebrew”