Canadian ball hall to present Richard Griffin with Jack Graney Award today

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Longtime Toronto Star baseball columnist and former Montreal Expos publicity director Richard Griffin will be presented with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2014 Jack Graney Award during an in-game ceremony today when the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Cincinnati Reds in an exhibition game at OlympicContinue reading “Canadian ball hall to present Richard Griffin with Jack Graney Award today”

Toronto Sun baseball columnist Bob Elliott elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

On April 14, 1978, Bob Elliott reported to Olympic Stadium for his first assignment as the Montreal Expos beat writer for the Ottawa Citizen. The then 28-year-old reporter didn’t know a soul and was so nervous that he was scared to leave his seat in the press box to go to the washroom during theContinue reading “Toronto Sun baseball columnist Bob Elliott elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame”

Richard Griffin to be honoured with Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award

Courtesy of baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – Longtime Toronto Star baseball columnist and former Montreal Expos publicity director Richard Griffin has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2014 Jack Graney Award. The St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine presents this award annually to a member of the media who has made significantContinue reading “Richard Griffin to be honoured with Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award”

But What Do I Know? . . . Jeff Francis, Rob Ducey, Jim Adduci

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • As Bob Elliott notes in a great piece for the Canadian Baseball Network, the Toronto Blue Jays could have three Canadians – Russell Martin (catcher, Montreal, Que.), Brett Lawrie (third base, Langley, B.C.) and Dalton Pompey (centre field, Mississauga, Ont.) – in their startingContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jeff Francis, Rob Ducey, Jim Adduci”

Canadian ball hall to announce Jack Graney Award winner on November 25

St. Marys, Ont. – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will announce the winner of the 2014 Jack Graney Award in a press release that will be issued on November 25, 2014 at 9 a.m. ET. The Jack Graney award is presented annually to a member of the media who has made significant contributions toContinue reading “Canadian ball hall to announce Jack Graney Award winner on November 25”

But What Do I Know? . . . Farhan Zaidi, Devon Travis, Ron Stead

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Sudbury, Ont., native Farhan Zaidi was named the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers last week to become the sixth Canadian to be named a big league GM. The others are George Selkirk (Huntsville, Ont., Washington Senators, 1964 to 1969), Murray Cook (Sackville,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Farhan Zaidi, Devon Travis, Ron Stead”

Cleveland Indians legend Jack Graney honoured on St. Thomas Wall of Fame

Just over 100 years after he walked to the plate to become the first batter to face Babe Ruth in a big league game, St. Thomas, Ont., native Jack Graney was honoured with a plaque on his hometown’s Wall of Fame. The former Cleveland Indians outfielder and broadcaster, who singled up the middle against theContinue reading “Cleveland Indians legend Jack Graney honoured on St. Thomas Wall of Fame”

Rodger Brulotte to receive Jack Graney Award on Saturday

Courtesy of http://baseballhalloffame.ca/ St. Marys, Ont. – Longtime Montreal Expos broadcaster Rodger Brulotte will be presented with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award during a pre-game ceremony on Saturday, March 29 before the Toronto Blue Jays take on the New York Mets in an exhibition game at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. BrulotteContinue reading “Rodger Brulotte to receive Jack Graney Award on Saturday”

New Canadian ball hall inductee Dave Van Horne reflects on “El Presidente, El Perfecto!”

Dave Van Horne says it would be easy for him to claim that his famous “El Presidente, El Perfecto!” call after Dennis Martinez recorded the final out in his perfect game on July 28, 1991 was a spontaneous exclamation, but that wouldn’t be the truth. “I was working the telecast with Ken Singleton and inContinue reading “New Canadian ball hall inductee Dave Van Horne reflects on “El Presidente, El Perfecto!””

Jerry Howarth to receive Canadian ball hall’s Jack Graney Award on Sunday

Courtesy of http://baseballhalloffame.ca/ St. Marys – Jerry Howarth, the longtime radio voice of the Toronto Blue Jays, has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2012 Jack Graney Award and will be presented with the award prior to the Toronto Blue Jays game on Sunday, August 11. The St. Marys, Ont.-basedContinue reading “Jerry Howarth to receive Canadian ball hall’s Jack Graney Award on Sunday”