But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Pedro Martinez, Bill Humber, Adam Loewen

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to Montreal Expos superstar Pedro Martinez, long-time standout Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Lloyd Moseby and Canada’s premier baseball historian Bill Humber who will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on June 16 in St. Marys, Ont. The Canadian ball hallContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Pedro Martinez, Bill Humber, Adam Loewen”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Vladimir Guerrero, Joey Votto, Gladwyn Scott

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         As anticipated Maple Ridge, B.C., native Larry Walker was not elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame when the voting results were announced on Wednesday. The Canadian slugger’s name was checked on 34.1 per cent of writers’ ballots, which represented a 12.2 perContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Vladimir Guerrero, Joey Votto, Gladwyn Scott”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Erik Bedard, Fergie Jenkins, Gary Carter

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         For baseball writers on the fence about whether Larry Walker deserves their Hall of Fame vote, I offer this tweet from Ryan Spaeder (@TheAceofSpaeder on Twitter) that was sent out on Tuesday: “No player in baseball history has more career home runs (383) andContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Erik Bedard, Fergie Jenkins, Gary Carter”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Fergie Jenkins, Joey Votto, Vladimir Guerrero

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         My American friends would say that there was something so Canadian about Maple Ridge, B.C., native Larry Walker asking his followers on Twitter on Thursday if it was OK to re-tweet some impressive statistics about him that were unearthed by a Twitter account calledContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Fergie Jenkins, Joey Votto, Vladimir Guerrero”

But What Do I Know? . . . Roy Halladay, Paul Calvert, Leo Durocher, Larry Walker

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         A big thank you to Andrew and Elena North for the time and effort they put into organizing the second annual Canadian Baseball History Symposium in St. Marys, Ont., this weekend. Yesterday was chock full of fascinating presentations about everything from Canadian baseball duringContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Roy Halladay, Paul Calvert, Leo Durocher, Larry Walker”

But What Do I Know? . . . Roy Halladay, Rob Thomson, Joey Votto, Pat Hentgen

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         In wake of Roy Halladay’s tragic death this week, it was disheartening to see so many people on social media debating his Cooperstown candidacy. Should this really matter right now? This is not the time for us to offer our opinions, our judgments andContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Roy Halladay, Rob Thomson, Joey Votto, Pat Hentgen”

But What Do I Know? . . . Jim Adduci, Vladimir Guerrero, Lloyd Moseby, George Selkirk

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         It was 41 years ago today that the Toronto Blue Jays began assembling their first team via the 1976 Major League Baseball Expansion Draft. With their first pick, the Blue Jays selected Bob Bailor from the Baltimore Orioles. Bailor proceeded to bat .310 inContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jim Adduci, Vladimir Guerrero, Lloyd Moseby, George Selkirk”

But What Do I Know? . . . Saunders, Guerrero, Halladay, Votto, Zimmerman

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         How humbling can it be to be a professional baseball player? Last year at this time, Victoria, B.C., native Michael Saunders was enjoying his first of two consecutive, three-hit games for the Toronto Blue Jays and was headed to his first all-star game. ThisContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Saunders, Guerrero, Halladay, Votto, Zimmerman”

But What Do I Know? . . . Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Edition

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         It’s always special when baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) is in St. Marys, Ont., for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction festivities, but this year was extra special because Jenkins brought his 2016 Chicago Cubs World Series ring. The durable right-hander, whoContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Edition”

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”