But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Gary Carter, Nick Pivetta, Orv Franchuk

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Self-described Baseball Reference Play Index adherent Austin J. Eich shares a seemingly endless stream of fascinating baseball stats on Twitter, including this one (below) about Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.). Eich notes thatContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Gary Carter, Nick Pivetta, Orv Franchuk”

But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, James Paxton, Cal Quantrill, Stubby Clapp

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) will make his final start of the season today.  Through 28 starts, he is 13-4 with a 2.60 ERA in 169 2/3 innings. His start today likely rules him out of starting the opening game of theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, James Paxton, Cal Quantrill, Stubby Clapp”

But What Do I Know? . . . Jackie Robinson, J.A. Happ, Clyde Mashore

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Today would’ve been Jackie Robinson’s 97th birthday and it’s a day that Canadians should celebrate. Prior to breaking Major League Baseball’s colour barrier in 1947, Robinson starred at second base for the triple-A Montreal Royals, a Brooklyn Dodgers farm team, in 1946. It’s widelyContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jackie Robinson, J.A. Happ, Clyde Mashore”

But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Jay Clarke, Justin Morneau, Roberto Vargas

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Sixty-five years ago this past Sunday, Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Justin Jay Clarke passed away in River Rouge, Mich., at age 66. His death came exactly 47 years after he authored one of the most amazing performances in professional baseball history. A productContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Jay Clarke, Justin Morneau, Roberto Vargas”

But What Do I Know? . . . Jim Adduci, Nolan Ryan, Shawn Hill

My weekly look at some Canadian baseball stories: – Call it the Cooperstowners in Canada jinx, but after I wrote about Burnaby, B.C., native Jim Adduci’s three-hit performance for the Texas Rangers in his club’s 12-0 victory on April 18, the 28-year-old Canadian was placed on the disabled list the following day. After his breakoutContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jim Adduci, Nolan Ryan, Shawn Hill”

But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Richmond, Mark Teahen, David Savage

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – Two of Canada’s greatest baseball players took to Twitter this morning to express their thoughts on the Canadian men’s Olympic hockey team’s 3-0 victory over Sweden in the gold medal game. “GO CRAZY PEOPLE! GO CRAZY! #canadagold,” tweeted Larry Walker (@Cdnmooselips33).Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Richmond, Mark Teahen, David Savage”

But What Do I Know? … Larry Walker, Tim McCarver, Shawn Hill

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Toronto Sun baseball columnist Bob Elliott had hinted to me before he made his acceptance speech for the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in Cooperstown on July 21 that he’d be doing some lobbying in his address. AndContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Larry Walker, Tim McCarver, Shawn Hill”

But What Do I Know? … Scott Richmond, Shawn Hill, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled seven different pitchers from their Triple-A affiliate Las Vegas ’51s this season. Unfortunately, none of them have been named Scott Richmond. The 32-year-old Vancouver native has started 13 games in VegasContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Scott Richmond, Shawn Hill, Fergie Jenkins”

But What Do I Know? … The All-Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees Edition

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  As manager of the 2011 Senior National Team (SNT) that captured gold at the Pan Am Games that will be enshrined in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in June, Ernie Whitt is set to become theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … The All-Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees Edition”

But What Do I Know? … Alex Anthopoulos, Dennis Lamp, Shawn Hill

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos indicated this week that free-agent-to-be John Buck saw the bulk of playing time at catcher for the club last September because he gave the veteran backstop his word that he would be the regular catcher for the entire season.Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Alex Anthopoulos, Dennis Lamp, Shawn Hill”