Category Archives: Toronto Baseball

Top 11 of 2011 – a clown, the old ball yard and a moment of rememberance for Johnny Wilson

Before getting back into the list of cards, I wanted to take a minute to remember Johnny Wilson – former NHL player and coach and uncle to current Leafs coach Ron Wilson.  Johnny passed away on the 27th at the … Continue reading

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Running goalies and Reggie Smith’s batting crown

Elliotte Friedman of the CBC does a wonderful column called 30 Thoughts.  I’ve fired all the synapses I seem to have available and  can only come up with two.  I’ll blame this on being Monday. 1. Running the goalie The radio was all … Continue reading

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1976 Topps collectors – please explain this Reds Team card

I was a mere two cards away from finishing my 1976 OPC baseball set.  One of the missing was the Dennis Eckersley RC.  (Note to self – don’t ever leave the big rookie until the end again.  It’s just bad … Continue reading

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Quote of the day – Kelly Gruber re. dealing with fans

“My parents wouldn’t let me act like a turd.” – Kelly Gruber on the Jeff Blair show (FAN590), discussing how some players wished fans would approach them in the minors, then were suddenly “too busy” when they got to the … Continue reading

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Homer Bush and the greatest baseball record ever set

Over at Heartbreaking Cards of Staggering Genius, there is a segment I love called “Everybody’s Got a Record.”  I admire it so much that I am going to liberate it for the moment. Homer Bush, you see, has a record.  … Continue reading

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Trivia – who is the only player to play for the Maple Leafs in hockey AND baseball? (Hint: Babe)

I’ve been on a bit of a Toronto Maple Leafs baseball kick lately (not that I’ve been writing about it) and one of the things I’ve been searching for are players who were part of both the Leafs and the … Continue reading

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Dick Rudolph – a Maple Leaf from 1909 (T206)

I’m torn. The Leafs have been on fire and have made a really impressive (if likely doomed) run and I’d love to write about them, but the simple fact is that they seem to do significantly better if I don’t. … Continue reading

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