But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Andrew Albers, Fergie Jenkins, Stubby Clapp

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Bravo to Etobicoke, Ont., Joey Votto for choosing to have “In Flanders Fields” emblazoned on the back of his Cincinnati Reds jersey for his Players’ Weekend nickname. “In Flanders Fields” is the poem penned by Canadian military doctor John McCrae in 1915 that’s recited... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, Rusty Staub, Larry Landreth, John Axford

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to Windsor, Ont., native Stubby Clapp who was named the St. Louis Cardinals’ George Kissell Award winner for excellence in player development in the Cards’ organization on Friday. The Canadian manager led the Cardinals’ triple-A Memphis Redbirds to a franchise record for wins... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Baseball Canada National Teams Awards Banquet & Fundraiser Edition

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to all of Baseball Canada’s 2017 National Team Award winners. The following awards were handed out on Saturday night: Stubby Clapp Award – Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) Special Recognition Award – Landon Leach (Pickering, Ont.) Junior National Team MVP - Noah Naylor... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . George Selkirk, Bob Emslie, Stubby Clapp, Andrew Albers

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Friday would’ve been New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle’s 86th Birthday. In 1951, Mantle’s rookie season, the 19-year-old outfielder was slumping badly when the Yankees demoted him to the triple-A Kansas City Blues in mid-July. The Blues were managed by Huntsville, Ont., native and... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Vern Handrahan, Eric Hinske, James Paxton

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: My condolences to the family of Charlottetown, P.E.I., native and ex-big leaguer Vern Handrahan who passed away after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday at the age of 79. One of just three big league players from P.E.I. (George Wood (Pownal, P.E.I.) and Henry... Continue Reading →

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Cooperstowners in Canada: Tony La Russa

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Tony La Russa used to be a Mountie. No, not that kind of Mountie, although the legendary skipper, who will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 27, does have a law degree. What we're referring to, however, is La Russa's 1968 season with the Oakland A's Triple-A Vancouver Mounties. The... Continue Reading →

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