Reed: Canadian Baseball History Conference hits home run

From Jeffrey Reed at The Londoner on October 31, 2019, with mention of SABR member Chip Martin:

According to former London Free Press scribe turned baseball author Chip Martin, the fourth annual Canadian Baseball History Conference in London Nov. 9-10 will turn a double play for baseball junkies.

With a cornucopia of baseball history pitched by conference holder Centre for Canadian Baseball Research (CCBR), plus a trip to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Marys, anyone with a passion for baseball will tip their cap after taking in this year’s 15 presentations.

“It’s so refreshing to see how much diversity of interest there is in baseball in Canada,” said Martin, one of four CCBR founders. “It’s great to sit around with a bunch of old baseball history nerds and just yak our faces off. It’s a lot of fun.”

You would be hard pressed to find anyone who brings a bigger bat to the plate for Canadian baseball history than Martin, 69, an eight-time author whose 2015 book, The Tecumsehs of The International League, finally gave the legendary ball club their due as Canada’s first major league baseball champions.

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Originally published: November 4, 2019. Last Updated: November 4, 2019.