But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Rheal Cormier, Hank Aaron, Tom Burgess

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Fifty-one years ago today, two days after he was acquired by the Chicago Cubs from the Philadelphia Phillies, Chatham, Ont., native Fergie Jenkins relieved Cubs starter Bob Hendley in the third inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field andContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Rheal Cormier, Hank Aaron, Tom Burgess”

But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Jimmy Key, Dalton Pompey, Pat Gillick

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: With Bud Selig’s election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Today’s Game Era Committee last Sunday, some baseball writers are now vowing that they will vote for alleged steroid users like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. The train of thought is thatContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Jimmy Key, Dalton Pompey, Pat Gillick”

August 24, 1993: Kevin Reimer becomes first Canadian to register six hits in a MLB game

It would’ve been understandable if Kevin Reimer was too exhausted to savour the fact that he had just made Canadian baseball history. After all, on August 24, 1993, when the left-handed hitting slugger became the first and only Canadian to record six hits in a major league game, he accomplished this in a grueling, extra-inningContinue reading “August 24, 1993: Kevin Reimer becomes first Canadian to register six hits in a MLB game”

BBA recommends Larkin, Bagwell for Hall of Fame

Courtesy of baseballbloggersalliance.wordpress.com (If you want to read about who I’d vote for, follow this link: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/opinion/2012/01/mcgriff-raines-worthy-of-cooperstown.html) BBA recommends Larkin, Bagwell for Hall of Fame In the annual polling of members of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin and former Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell were recommended for induction toContinue reading “BBA recommends Larkin, Bagwell for Hall of Fame”

2011 World Series: St. Louis Cardinals have plenty of links to Canada

While no Canadian players will be competing in this year’s World Series, there are a number of players and coaches that have spent parts of their careers in the Great White North. Here’s a list of the links that St. Louis Cardinals players and coaches have with Canada (A list with Texas Rangers Canadian linksContinue reading “2011 World Series: St. Louis Cardinals have plenty of links to Canada”

But What Do I Know? … Fergie Jenkins, Jason Bay, Eric Thames

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  With Roberto Alomar, Pat Gillick and Dave Van Horne being honoured, next Sunday’s National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will have a distinct Canadian flavor. But let’s not forget that this year represents the 20th anniversaryContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Fergie Jenkins, Jason Bay, Eric Thames”