But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Russell Martin, Mike Soroka, Dave Van Horne

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         When is the last time you heard someone discuss the “Fenway Park effect” when evaluating a player’s Hall of Fame candidacy? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of it. And while people continually bring up Coors Field when debating whether Canadian Larry Walker (MapleContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Russell Martin, Mike Soroka, Dave Van Horne”

Mike Soroka wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

December 4, 2019 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Press Release St. Marys, Ont. – Calgary native Mike Soroka has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2019 Tip O’Neill Award. Canada’s baseball shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and teamContinue reading “Mike Soroka wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Rowan Wick, Tip O’Neill Award

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Note from Kevin: It’s best to click on the link and read this through the website that way you will see all the graphics and tweets that I refer to. ·         Happy 53rd Birthday to Canadian baseball legend Larry Walker, who I hope will soonContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Rowan Wick, Tip O’Neill Award”

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Rowan Wick, Nick Pivetta, John Axford, Aaron Sanchez

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame presented Ladner, B.C., native James Paxton with the 2018 Tip O’Neill Award prior to the Toronto Blue Jays game against the New York Yankees at the Rogers Centre on Friday. The award was given to Paxton for hisContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Rowan Wick, Nick Pivetta, John Axford, Aaron Sanchez”

But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Thomson, Mike Soroka, Cal Quantrill, Matt Stairs

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         According to Sportsnet Stats, Calgary native Mike Soroka is the first pitcher in major league history to allow one earned run or less in nine of their first 11 major league starts. The Atlanta Braves right-hander tossed seven shutout innings against the St. LouisContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Thomson, Mike Soroka, Cal Quantrill, Matt Stairs”

James Paxton wins Canadian ball hall’s Tip O’Neill Award

December 4, 2018 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Official Press Release St. Marys, Ont. – Ladner, B.C. native James Paxton has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2018 Tip O’Neill Award. Canada’s baseball shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement andContinue reading “James Paxton wins Canadian ball hall’s Tip O’Neill Award”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Scott Rolen, Murray Zuk, James Paxton

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         So you think it’s easy for writers to fill out their National Baseball Hall of Fame ballots? Go ahead and pretend you have a vote and fill out your own ballot. This was an exercise I undertook on Thursday, and let me tell you,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Scott Rolen, Murray Zuk, James Paxton”

Paxton, Votto head list of Canadian ball hall’s Tip O’Neill Award candidates

November 15, 2018 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Press Release St. Marys, Ont. – One became the first Canadian to pitch a major league no-hitter on Canadian soil and topped 200 strikeouts in a season for the first time, while the other led the National League in on-base percentage and was selected to theContinue reading “Paxton, Votto head list of Canadian ball hall’s Tip O’Neill Award candidates”

But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Paul Hodgson, Pete Rose, Andrew Albers

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Happy 58th Birthday to Paul Hodgson, who was the second Canadian to play for the Toronto Blue Jays. The Marysville, N.B., native was the first right-handed hitting Canuck to belt a home run for the Blue Jays. After signing with the Blue Jays onContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Paul Hodgson, Pete Rose, Andrew Albers”

Joey Votto wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – For the sixth time in seven years, Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto has won the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award. The St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adheringContinue reading “Joey Votto wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award”