Remembering the Canadian who replaced Babe Ruth

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*Writer's Note: This is an updated version of an article that I've published previously on this blog. He’s Canada’s Mr. October. But even though George Selkirk earned five World Series rings during his nine-year career with the New York Yankees, the vast majority of baseball fans in Canada and the U.S. don’t know who he... Continue Reading →

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George Selkirk: Canada’s Mr. October

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With five World Series rings, he’s Canada’s Mr. October. Unfortunately, the vast majority of baseball fans don’t know who he is. “Not even hardcore Yankees fans are going to remember George Selkirk,” said Richard Tofel, author of A Legend in the Making: The New York Yankees in 1939, in a 2009 interview. Born in Huntsville,... Continue Reading →

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More on Canada’s Mr. October, George Selkirk

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I recently joined the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). My membership paid immediate dividends when I appealed to members for information about Canada’s Mr. October, George Selkirk. Dubbed “Twinkletoes” for his distinct running style, Selkirk was arguably the greatest Canadian player of the first half of the 20th century. Suiting up alongside immortals like... Continue Reading →

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The man who replaced Babe Ruth in Yankees outfield was Canadian

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Here's an article I wrote about Huntsville, Ont., native George Selkirk, the man who replaced Babe Ruth in the Yankees outfield. This story was published in the Huntsville Forester last October: George Selkirk: Canada's Mr. October By Kevin Glew With five World Series rings, he’s Canada’s Mr. October. Unfortunately, the vast majority of baseball fans... Continue Reading →

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