Morneau’s batting title the highlight of a great season for Canadians

Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – When Justin Morneau secured the National League batting title on the final day of the regular season, it topped off what has been an excellent year for Canadians in the big leagues. The New Westminster, B.C., native’s .319 batting average cemented him a spot in Canadian baseball loreContinue reading “Morneau’s batting title the highlight of a great season for Canadians”

But What Do I Know? . . . Derek Jeter, Justin Morneau, Steve Delabar

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – How different would Derek Jeter’s career have been if the Montreal Expos had selected him in the 1992 MLB amateur draft? The Expos had the opportunity to choose Jeter with the third pick overall that year but instead opted for left-handed pitching prospect B.J.Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Derek Jeter, Justin Morneau, Steve Delabar”

The story of the Canadian who lost his batting title to Honus Wagner

He finished one single shy of baseball immortality. And Canadian Roy “Doc” Miller wouldn’t have even needed that hit if the Chicago Cubs hadn’t protested the first game of a doubleheader against Honus Wagner and the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 30, 1911. Despite Wagner’s 0-for-4 performance, the Pirates had secured a 1-0 victory in thatContinue reading “The story of the Canadian who lost his batting title to Honus Wagner”