Longtime Toronto Sun reporter Ken Fidlin wins Canadian ball hall’s Jack Graney Award

Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Press Release St. Marys, Ont. – Longtime Toronto Blue Jays beat writer and former Toronto Sun baseball columnist Ken Fidlin has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2019 Jack Graney Award. The St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine presents this award annually to a member ofContinue reading “Longtime Toronto Sun reporter Ken Fidlin wins Canadian ball hall’s Jack Graney Award”

Toronto Sun baseball columnist Bob Elliott elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

On April 14, 1978, Bob Elliott reported to Olympic Stadium for his first assignment as the Montreal Expos beat writer for the Ottawa Citizen. The then 28-year-old reporter didn’t know a soul and was so nervous that he was scared to leave his seat in the press box to go to the washroom during theContinue reading “Toronto Sun baseball columnist Bob Elliott elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame”

Bob Elliott poised to make Canadian baseball history in Cooperstown

Call him the Fergie Jenkins of baseball writers. No, Toronto Sun baseball columnist Bob Elliott wasn’t blessed with the Canadian pitching legend’s athleticism, but he does possess Jenkins’ work ethic, durability and penchant for producing consistently excellent results. So it’s fitting that Elliott – similar to Jenkins becoming the first Canadian player inducted into theContinue reading “Bob Elliott poised to make Canadian baseball history in Cooperstown”

Canadian baseball community mourns Gary Carter

The first image you saw when you visited Baseball Canada’s website on Friday was a photo paying tribute to Gary Carter. It’s a testament to the legendary Expo’s enduring impact on baseball in this country that our national baseball body has chosen to honour Carter, who played his last game in the big leagues inContinue reading “Canadian baseball community mourns Gary Carter”

Toronto Sun baseball writer, Bob Elliott, honoured by National Baseball Hall of Fame

No writer has supported baseball in Canada as passionately and skillfully as Bob Elliott, so it was fitting that the venerable scribe was named the first Canadian winner of the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award this morning. The announcement was made at the winner meetings in Dallas with former Blue JaysContinue reading “Toronto Sun baseball writer, Bob Elliott, honoured by National Baseball Hall of Fame”

Top Canadian Baseball Stories of 2010 – Part 1

Happy New Year! With the calendar now turned to 2011, here’s part one of my look back at the top Canadian baseball stories of 2010 (in no particular order): Votto wins NL MVP, Lou Marsh and Tip O’Neill awards After battling anxiety and depression in 2009, Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto’s 2010 season was nothingContinue reading “Top Canadian Baseball Stories of 2010 – Part 1”

Bob Elliott captures Ball Hall`s Jack Graney Award

Source: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame (www.baseballhalloffame.ca) St. Marys – Driven. Loyal. Upright. Passionate. Proud Canadian. Humble. These are words commonly attributed to journalist Bob Elliott by players, fans and colleagues from coast to coast, and both north and south of the 49th parallel. The accomplished author and Sun baseball columnist, who would much ratherContinue reading “Bob Elliott captures Ball Hall`s Jack Graney Award”