But What Do I Know? . . . Dalton Pompey, Mike Soroka, James Paxton, Willie Mays

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         When the Toronto Blue Jays called up Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) on Friday, it topped off a great week for Canadians in the majors (Keep reading below for more Canadian highlights). The switch-hitting outfielder became the eighth Canadian to appear in a major leagueContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Dalton Pompey, Mike Soroka, James Paxton, Willie Mays”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Pedro Martinez, Bill Humber, Adam Loewen

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to Montreal Expos superstar Pedro Martinez, long-time standout Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Lloyd Moseby and Canada’s premier baseball historian Bill Humber who will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on June 16 in St. Marys, Ont. The Canadian ball hallContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Pedro Martinez, Bill Humber, Adam Loewen”

Martinez, Moseby and Humber to be inducted into Canadian ball hall

February 1, 2018 Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame St. Marys, Ont. – The Montreal Expos’ only Cy Young Award winner, the first Toronto Blue Jays outfielder to win a Silver Slugger Award and Canada’s premier baseball historian will form the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s induction class of 2018. Former Montreal Expos superstarContinue reading “Martinez, Moseby and Humber to be inducted into Canadian ball hall”

But What Do I Know? . . . Roy Halladay, Paul Calvert, Leo Durocher, Larry Walker

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         A big thank you to Andrew and Elena North for the time and effort they put into organizing the second annual Canadian Baseball History Symposium in St. Marys, Ont., this weekend. Yesterday was chock full of fascinating presentations about everything from Canadian baseball duringContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Roy Halladay, Paul Calvert, Leo Durocher, Larry Walker”

But What Do I Know? . . . Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Edition

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         It’s always special when baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) is in St. Marys, Ont., for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction festivities, but this year was extra special because Jenkins brought his 2016 Chicago Cubs World Series ring. The durable right-hander, whoContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Edition”

But What Do I Know? . . . Chris Colabello, Raul Mondesi, Eric Gagne, Adam Loewen, Mark Teahen

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: It was 40 years ago yesterday that the Toronto Blue Jays played their first-ever spring training game. They beat the New York Mets 3-1 in front of a capacity crowd of 1,988 in Dunedin, Fla. Veteran right-hander Bill Singer, who also started the regular seasonContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Chris Colabello, Raul Mondesi, Eric Gagne, Adam Loewen, Mark Teahen”

But What Do I Know? . . . Wayne Gretzky, Jim McKean, Roy Halladay, Tim Raines

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: On the Dan Patrick Show on Thursday, Wayne Gretzky shared that baseball was his favourite sport when he was growing up. The Brantford, Ont., native, who’s the NHL’s all-time leading scorer, said that if he had been given the choice of playing professional hockey orContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Wayne Gretzky, Jim McKean, Roy Halladay, Tim Raines”

But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Larry Walker, Johnny Rutherford, Jim Adduci

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: So far so good for Montreal Expos legend Tim Raines in the National Baseball Hall of Fame voting. Thanks to the hard-working Ryan Thibodaux, who documents baseball writers’ ballots that have been made public, we know that Raines has been named on 139 of 153Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Larry Walker, Johnny Rutherford, Jim Adduci”

Joey Votto wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – For the sixth time in seven years, Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto has won the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award. The St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adheringContinue reading “Joey Votto wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award”

Larry Millson wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award

Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – Longtime Toronto Blue Jays beat writer Larry Millson has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2016 Jack Graney Award. The St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine presents this award annually to a member of the media who has made significant contributions to baseball in CanadaContinue reading “Larry Millson wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award”