Former Expos manager Jim Fanning becomes a Canadian citizen at age 84

*Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca After living 43 years in Canada while carrying a U.S. passport, Jim Fanning officially became a Canadian citizen at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in a ceremony in London, Ontario. The spirit-lifting honour couldn’t have come at a better time for the former Montreal Expos boss and current ambassador of baseball for theContinue reading “Former Expos manager Jim Fanning becomes a Canadian citizen at age 84”

Fanning reflects on the 1981 Expos

Jim Fanning is Canadian baseball royalty. The ebullient former Montreal Expos manager, who turned 84 in September, remains active in Canadian baseball circles. With over 60 years in professional baseball as a player, manager, executive, ambassador and most recently a fill-in analyst on Blue Jays’ radio broadcasts, the amiable Fanning, who resides in London, Ont.,Continue reading “Fanning reflects on the 1981 Expos”

In Memoriam – Remembering Canadian baseball legends that died in 2011 – Part 1

As a new year approaches, it’s a good time to look back and savour the memories of the Canadian baseball legends that we lost in 2011. In part one of my two-part series, I’ve created obituaries for the legends that we lost during the first half of 2011: Roy Hartsfield, January 15 After 15 seasonsContinue reading “In Memoriam – Remembering Canadian baseball legends that died in 2011 – Part 1”

But What Do I Know? … Charlie Lea, J.P. Arencibia, Dave McKay

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  It’s been a sad year for those of us who have fond memories of the 1981 Montreal Expos team that lost to the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series. Right-hander Charlie Lea became the third memberContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Charlie Lea, J.P. Arencibia, Dave McKay”

But What Do I Know? … Derek Jeter, Dustin McGowan, Dick Williams

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  With his homer off of Rays lefty David Price at Yankees Stadium yesterday, Derek Jeter joined the 3,000-hit club in style. For the record, 285 of his hits have been recorded against the Blue Jays (third mostContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Derek Jeter, Dustin McGowan, Dick Williams”

But What Do I Know? … Ron Piché, Woodie Fryman, Michael Young

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Funeral services were held yesterday for Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Ron Piché in Laval, Quebec. Hall president Tom Valcke reported that Piche would be buried in his honourary Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame blazer. Piché, who pitched for parts of six seasonsContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Ron Piché, Woodie Fryman, Michael Young”