But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Richmond, Dalton Pompey, Scott Thorman, Tim Raines

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Thank you to Scott Crawford at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame for sharing with me that former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher and Vancouver native Scott Richmond topped the Italian Baseball League in ERA (1.81), strikeouts (109) and innings pitched (89 1/3) this season.Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Richmond, Dalton Pompey, Scott Thorman, Tim Raines”

But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Tim Raines, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: If it seems like Russell Martin has hit a lot of clutch, late-inning home runs for the Toronto Blue Jays this season, that’s because he has. Thirteen of the Montreal native’s 19 homers have come in the sixth inning or later. Thirty-two years ago today,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Tim Raines, Fergie Jenkins”

2011 Jack Graney Award winner W.P. Kinsella passes away

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame W.P. Kinsella, the 2011 recipient of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award, has passed away at the age of 81. The beloved Canadian author, whose baseball novel, Shoeless Joe, inspired the Oscar-nominated movie Field of Dreams, died on Friday at his home in Hope, B.C.Continue reading “2011 Jack Graney Award winner W.P. Kinsella passes away”