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 →

But What Do I Know? . . . Tip O’Neill, Jeff Samardzija, Leo Marentette

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - Happy belated 153rd birthday to one of Canada’s biggest baseball legends. James “Tip” O’Neill was born on May 25, 1861 in either Woodstock or Springfield, Ont. As a member of the American Association’s St. Louis Browns in 1887, O’Neill became Major League Baseball’s first... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Dustin McGowan, Erik Bedard, Chuck Kress

[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] My weekly look at some Canadian baseball stories: - Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Dustin McGowan recorded his first big league win in almost six years on Friday, but surprisingly that's not the record for the longest span between major league wins. Interestingly enough, that record appears to belong to Blue Jays' pitching coach... Continue Reading →

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