Batting average record-holder, Hugh Duffy, managed in Toronto


He grew up idolizing Cap Anson, so after Hugh Duffy signed with the Chicago White Stockings to play with his hero, he had to be discouraged by his Anson’s initial assessment of him. “Where’s the rest of you?” Anson reportedly snarled to the 5-foot-7, 150-pound Duffy. “This is all there is,” responded Duffy. “We already... Continue Reading →


Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr coached with the Blue Jays


It’s a trivia question that stumps even the most avid Blue Jay fans. Who was the first player, manager, coach or executive associated with the Jays to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame? Phil Niekro or Dave Winfield are the most common responses, but the answer is Boston Red Sox legend Bobby... Continue Reading →


Ted Bowsfield: Penticton’s major league miracle


I thought I would resurrect this story that I wrote about Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Bowsfield in 2006. Bowsfield was one of the most fascinating former players I've ever interviewed. Hope you enjoy! *********************************************************** Ted Bowsfield: Penticton’s major league miracle He is Canada’s Teddy Ballgame. It’s an unlikely moniker for Ted Bowsfield when... Continue Reading →


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