Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame set to induct 2017 class on Saturday

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame St. Marys, Ont. – Two dominant ex-major leaguers, two trailblazing, grassroots leaders and a gold medal-winning national team will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on June 24. Ex-Toronto Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay and former Montreal Expos slugger Vladimir Guerrero will be honoured inContinue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame set to induct 2017 class on Saturday”

Halladay, Guerrero headline Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2017

Courtesy: http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – Two dominant ex-major leaguers, two trailblazing, grassroots leaders and a gold medal-winning national team will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017. Ex-Toronto Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay and former Montreal Expos slugger Vladimir Guerrero will be honoured in a ceremony on June 24 inContinue reading “Halladay, Guerrero headline Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2017”

But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Edwin Encarnacion, Rance Mulliniks, Delino DeShields

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: The National Baseball Hall of Fame will announce its class of 2017 on Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET and it’s looking as though Montreal Expos legend Tim Raines will finally be elected. Thanks to the hard-working Ryan Thibodaux, who documents baseball writers’ ballots that haveContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Edwin Encarnacion, Rance Mulliniks, Delino DeShields”

Canadian slugger Todd Schell has fond memories of 1991 National Youth Team triumph

When Canadian pitcher Jason Birmingham fielded a comebacker and tossed it to first baseman Troy Croft for the final out to clinch the gold medal at the World Youth Baseball Championships in Brandon, Man., on August 4, 1991, their teammates rushed towards the mound to celebrate. Ordinarily Todd Schell, a scrappy, swing-from-the-heels outfielder, would’ve ledContinue reading “Canadian slugger Todd Schell has fond memories of 1991 National Youth Team triumph”

But What Do I Know? … Scott Diamond, Ernie Whitt, Chuck Diering

Some Canadian baseball stories from the past week (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Guelph, Ont., native Scott Diamond has jumped out to a commanding lead in the online voting for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award. The Minnesota Twins lefty, who won 12 games and posted a 3.54 ERA thisContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Scott Diamond, Ernie Whitt, Chuck Diering”

Canada’s Junior National Team captures silver at World Championships

Courtesy of Adam Morrissette, Baseball Canada (www.baseball.ca) Seoul, Korea – In the end it just wasn’t meant to be for the Canadian Junior National Team (JNT) as they dropped a 6-2 decision to the United States in the gold medal game at the IBAF 18U World Championships. As a result, Canada will take home theContinue reading “Canada’s Junior National Team captures silver at World Championships”

Kellogg looks to be first Canadian taken in MLB Draft

Courtesy of Adam Morrissette – Baseball Canada (www.baseball.ca) OTTAWA – Ryan Kellogg plans on being at home with his parents when his name is likely to be called early Tuesday afternoon in Major League Baseball’s annual First-Year Player Draft. “I think I’m going to stay home from school on Tuesday and follow the draft online,”Continue reading “Kellogg looks to be first Canadian taken in MLB Draft”

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”

Part 2 – Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to enshrine Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada

*Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca **Please note this is part 2 of a two-part post. Doug Melvin Doug Melvin, born August 8, 1952, is Chatham, Ontario’s second-most famous baseball man, behind Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins. The Milwaukee Brewers general manager since 2002 had a brief pitching career in the minor leagues from 1972 to 1978 withContinue reading “Part 2 – Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to enshrine Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada”

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to enshrine Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada

*Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca **Please note this is part 1 of a two-part post. The original face of the Montreal Expos, the current mastermind of the Milwaukee Brewers, the legendary left-hander from Moncton, N.B. and the reigning gold medalists from the 2011 Pan Am Games will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame atContinue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to enshrine Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada”