He played for the Expos? . . . Lee Smith

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada His overpowering fastball and late-inning dominance with the Chicago Cubs are the primary reasons Lee Smith was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Today’s Game Era Committee in 2019. Some may even remember him as a menacing 6-foot-6, 260-pound closer with the Boston Red SoxContinue reading “He played for the Expos? . . . Lee Smith”

Carter’s World Series-winning HR still Canada’s favourite baseball moment, according to Canadian ball hall survey

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Joe Carter’s World Series-winning home run remains the No. 1 moment among Canadian baseball fans, according to a Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame survey. Carter’s three-run blast off Philadelphia Phillies closer Mitch Williams in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 6 of the 1993 Fall Classic wasContinue reading “Carter’s World Series-winning HR still Canada’s favourite baseball moment, according to Canadian ball hall survey”

But What Do I Know? . . . Jordan Romano, Cal Quantrill, Fergie Jenkins, Ted Cox

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         What team had the most hits in an inning off Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) this spring? The answer is the Canadian Junior National Team (JNT), a squad he once honed his skills with. Ontario Blue Jays outfielder David Calabrese (Maple,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jordan Romano, Cal Quantrill, Fergie Jenkins, Ted Cox”

But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Tony Fernandez

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Calgary, Alta., native Mike Soroka made his regular start for the Atlanta Braves on Friday despite being hit in the right forearm by a pitch from Washington Nationals right-hander Austin Voth in the second inning of a game last Sunday. The Braves removed himContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Tony Fernandez”

But What Do I Know? . . . Phil Marchildon, Dick Fowler, James Paxton, Pedro Martinez

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         On this Remembrance Day, please take a moment to think about Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Phil Marchildon (Penetanguishene, Ont.), who was not only an ace pitcher for the Philadelphia A’s in the 1940s, but he also served as a tail gunner inContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Phil Marchildon, Dick Fowler, James Paxton, Pedro Martinez”

But What Do I Know? . . . Father’s Day/Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Edition

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Up until my mid-teens, he channeled his inner Mickey Mantle to hit me countless fly balls down Thames Crescent in Dorchester, Ont. And I chased them pretending to be Jesse Barfield, Lloyd Moseby or Dale Murphy. He’s a kind, quiet, patient, gentle and responsibleContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Father’s Day/Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Edition”

Pedro Martinez unable to attend Canadian ball hall induction due to medical condition

June 14, 2018 Release from Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Pedro Martinez update for Induction weekend We received word that with great regret, Pedro Martinez is unable to attend the Induction weekend in person. Pedro sent us this statement: Please accept my sincere apologies for not attending the 2018 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame InductionContinue reading “Pedro Martinez unable to attend Canadian ball hall induction due to medical condition”

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to induct Martinez, Moseby and Humber on Saturday

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame St. Marys, Ont. – Former Montreal Expos superstar Pedro Martinez, long-time standout Toronto Blue Jays centre fielder Lloyd Moseby and Canada’s foremost baseball historian William Humber will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in a ceremony to take place on Saturday, June 16 at 1Continue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to induct Martinez, Moseby and Humber on Saturday”

But What Do I Know? . . . Jeff Francis, Tom Goffena, Pedro Martinez, John Ogiltree

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         The 2018 MLB Draft starts tomorrow with the first and second rounds. As a Canadian baseball junkie whenever the draft approaches, I always think of the 2002 Baseball America draft preview issue (pictured above) that featured Canadian left-handers Adam Loewen (Surrey, B.C.) and JeffContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jeff Francis, Tom Goffena, Pedro Martinez, John Ogiltree”

But What Do I Know?. . . John Axford, Pedro Martinez, Robin Yount, Eric Cyr

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Port Dover, Ont., native John Axford has signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays that includes an invite to big league spring training. The 6-foot-5 reliever struggled in 2017 after beginning the campaign on the disabled list with a right shoulderContinue reading “But What Do I Know?. . . John Axford, Pedro Martinez, Robin Yount, Eric Cyr”