But What Do I Know? … R.A. Dickey, Tim Raines, Alan Ashby

My weekly observations about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  With the acquisition of knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, Toronto Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos has acquired the 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner (Dickey), the player with the NL’s highest batting average in 2012 (Melky Cabrera, .346) and the 2011Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … R.A. Dickey, Tim Raines, Alan Ashby”

Howarth to be honoured with Canadian Ball Hall’s Jack Graney award

Courtesy of http://www.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. The St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine generally presents this award annually to a member of the media who has made significant contributions toContinue reading “Howarth to be honoured with Canadian Ball Hall’s Jack Graney award”

Tom Cheek about my work: “Who writes this stuff anyway?”

I was a timid, fresh-faced, recent college grad when I first met former Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcaster Tom Cheek. In 1997, I helped two selfless St. Marys residents, Terry McEwan and Christine Douglas, with some of the logistics of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s celebrity fundraising golf tournament. Cheek was the emcee ofContinue reading “Tom Cheek about my work: “Who writes this stuff anyway?””

Bob Elliott poised to join exclusive group of double award winners

Toronto Sun columnist Bob Elliott is set to become just the third member of the media to be honoured by both the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Elliott, who has masterfully covered baseball in Canada for more than 30 years, will receive the J.G. Taylor Spink Award inContinue reading “Bob Elliott poised to join exclusive group of double award winners”

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”

Henke, Jenkins and Fernandez at Stratford Boston Pizza today

Source: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame (www.baseballhalloffame.ca) Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Tom Henke and Allan Simpson will be joined by Fergie Jenkins and Tony Fernandez at Boston Pizza in Stratford, Ont., at 4:00 p.m. today. This brief meet-and-greet will kick off a series of events leading up the Ball Hall’s induction ceremony slatedContinue reading “Henke, Jenkins and Fernandez at Stratford Boston Pizza today”

Top Canadian Baseball Stories of 2010 – Part 1

Happy New Year! With the calendar now turned to 2011, here’s part one of my look back at the top Canadian baseball stories of 2010 (in no particular order): Votto wins NL MVP, Lou Marsh and Tip O’Neill awards After battling anxiety and depression in 2009, Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto’s 2010 season was nothingContinue reading “Top Canadian Baseball Stories of 2010 – Part 1”

List of Past Winners of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award

Esteemed Toronto Sun baseball scribe Bob Elliott was named the 2010 winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award yesterday. This honour has been handed out just 12 times in the past 24 years. Here’s a list of the previous winners, as well as some information about Jack Graney himself (courtesy ofContinue reading “List of Past Winners of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award”

Bob Elliott captures Ball Hall`s Jack Graney Award

Source: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame (www.baseballhalloffame.ca) St. Marys – Driven. Loyal. Upright. Passionate. Proud Canadian. Humble. These are words commonly attributed to journalist Bob Elliott by players, fans and colleagues from coast to coast, and both north and south of the 49th parallel. The accomplished author and Sun baseball columnist, who would much ratherContinue reading “Bob Elliott captures Ball Hall`s Jack Graney Award”