But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Larry Walker, Steve Carlton, Doug Ault

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) who has been named the first baseman on The Sporting News MLB All-Decade Team. He joins Robinson Cano (second base), Francisco Lindor (shortstop), Adrian Beltre (third base) and Buster Posey (catcher) to form the... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Goose Gossage, Rob Butler, Dave Stieb

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: If Hall of Fame closer Goose Gossage, who regularly reminds people that he pitched multiple innings in his relief appearances, was angered by Jose Bautista’s bat flip last October, I can just imagine his opinion about Toronto Blue Jays set-up man Drew Storen not being... Continue Reading →

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Cooperstowners in Canada: Steve Carlton

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He won four Cy Young Awards, was selected to 10 all-star games and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. But what you might not know about legendary left-hander Steve Carlton is that he started his professional baseball career in Canada. After he was signed as an... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? … Chris Robinson, Jesse Crain, 1994 Montreal Expos

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My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - Dorchester, Ont., native Chris Robinson recorded his first big league hit in style last night when he belted a three-run, pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning off of Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Eury De La Rosa.... Continue Reading →

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1981 Montreal Expos – Whatever happened to … Steve Rogers

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He finished his career with an ERA (3.17) better than Nolan Ryan and logged more innings per season than Sandy Koufax. Yet when Steve Rogers became eligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991, the longtime Expos ace failed to garner a single vote. “I needed five to eight more years and 70... Continue Reading →

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Steve Carlton is the most famous Winnipeg Goldeye

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Before he won 329 big league games, four Cy Young Awards and a World Series ring, Steve Carlton made 12 starts for the Winnipeg Goldeyes in 1964. At that time, the club was the Northern League Class-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. While in Manitoba, the 19-year-old southpaw would register four wins and a... Continue Reading →

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