But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Larry Walker, Roy Halladay, Joe Carter

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         In case you missed it, Ladner, B.C., native James Paxton was named winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2018 Tip O’Neill Award on Tuesday. Canada’s baseball shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievementContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Larry Walker, Roy Halladay, Joe Carter”

“El Presidente . . . El Perfecto” – Dennis Martinez’s perfect game 20 years later

It seems fitting that former Expos broadcaster Dave Van Horne was honoured by the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the same week as the 20th anniversary of Dennis Martinez’s perfect game. Van Horne’s inspired call of “El Presidente … El Perfecto” on July 28, 1991 was one of the most memorable in Canadian baseballContinue reading ““El Presidente . . . El Perfecto” – Dennis Martinez’s perfect game 20 years later”

Former Blue Jay Fred McGriff belongs in the Hall of Fame

For those requiring further evidence that Pat Gillick is a Hall of Fame general manager, I present the following transaction. On December 9, 1982, Gillick, while acting as the Jays GM, shipped pitcher Dale Murray and infielder Tom Dodd to the Yankees for Dave Collins (who would hit .308 and steal 60 bases for TorontoContinue reading “Former Blue Jay Fred McGriff belongs in the Hall of Fame”