But What Do I Know? . . . Luke Easter, Al Kaline, John Hiller, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         It has become an Easter tradition on this blog to pay tribute to ex-big league slugger Luke Easter on Easter Sunday. “Luscious Luke” was a hulking, 6-foot-4, 240-pound slugger who became the 11th African-American to compete in the big leagues when he debuted with... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Tim Raines, Russell Martin, Mike Saunders

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  If I’m Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos, one of my first calls this off-season is to former Montreal Expos great Tim Raines to offer him a role as a baserunning consultant. The Jays’ baserunning this... Continue Reading →

Valcke recognized for global baseball efforts

Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca Los Angeles – Canada’s Tom Valcke was presented a special recognition award on Sunday at the World Children’s Baseball Fair (WCBF) 20th Anniversary Commemorative Award Gala at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. The head table at the event also featured a virtual Who’s Who of baseball, including WCBF founders and... Continue Reading →

Canadian ball hall president shared special friendship with Killebrew

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame president, Tom Valcke, continued his preparations for next month’s induction ceremonies in St. Marys, Ont., with a heavy heart today. This morning he received word that good friend and baseball legend, Harmon Killebrew had passed away from esophageal cancer at the age of 74. The longtime Twins slugger had begun... Continue Reading →

Votto to be awarded Tip O’Neill Award Saturday night in Cincinnati

From Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame: http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto will be awarded his 2010 Tip O’Neill Award in a brief pre-game ceremony prior to Saturday night’s game at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. This is the first Tip O’Neill Award for the reigning National League MVP, an honour presented annually... Continue Reading →

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