Baseball America uses Canadian artist for 40th anniversary issue

The cover of Baseball America's 40th anniversary edition features artwork by Canadian Robb Scott. Photo: Baseball America By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Baseball America has returned to its Canadian roots. That's the way a Canuck baseball fan might interpret the storied publication's decision to use the artwork of Nova Scotian Robb Scott on the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Dustin Molleken, Dalton Pompey, Russell Martin, Mickey Mantle

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Veteran right-hander Dustin Molleken (Regina, Sask.) has signed with the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos of the Mexican Professional League for the 2020 season. This will be the right-hander’s 18th professional campaign. The 35-year-old Molleken informed me, however, that he will pitch for Canada... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Enos Gordon Goudey, Brett Lawrie, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • You know those baseball cards you collected as a kid? Well, it turns out that it was a Canadian who masterminded the first set of baseball cards that was packaged with gum. Nova Scotia native Enos Gordon Goudey, who later moved to Boston, Mass.,... Continue Reading →

The greatest man that Babe Ruth ever knew was a Canadian

Without the love and guidance of a hulking, 6-foot-6 father figure from Nova Scotia, Babe Ruth likely wouldn’t have evolved into a baseball superstar. Throughout his career, The Bambino often referred to Brother Matthias, the Canadian disciplinarian at the St. Mary’s Industrial School in Baltimore, as the greatest man he ever knew. No longer able... Continue Reading →

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