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  Joey Votto hit three of Cincinnati's seven home runs in a 9-0 home victory over Cubs May 7th 2008. Votto became the 23rd Reds player to hit three in a game, the first since Aaron Boone on May 8, 2003.
   
  What do the following players have in common ?? 
Ryan Dempster, Jeff Heath, Ferguson Jenkins, George Selkirk, Larry Walker, Jeff Zimmerman
They have all be selected to the All-Star Game
   
  Ferguson Jenkins is the only pitcher to have 3000 strikeouts, but fewer than 1000 walks. He whiffed 3192 victims while giving just 997 passes.
   
  John Hiller His 1035 K's place him 2nd to Ferguson Jenkins for a Canadian born hurler.
   
  Ferguson Jenkins is the only pitcher in big league history to surrender home runs to all three Alou brothers. Jesus (Giants) in July, 1967, Felipe(Braves) in April, 1968 and Matty(Cardinals) in Sept., 1971.
   
  Jack Graney appeared in the 1920 World Series with Cleveland as a pinch hitter vs Brooklyn. He was the 1st Canadian to pinch hitter in a World series game. Not a power hitter, this scrappy lead-off hitter twice led the league in bases on balls. In 1915, Graney was the 1st batter to ever face Boston's lefthander Babe Ruth in the majors. In 1916 he was the 1st player to bat wearing a number on his uniform in the major leagues, in a game vs Chicago
   
  Jeff Heath had more hits (199) than DiMaggio and Williams, hitting .340 with 123 RBIs, while playing for the Indians.
Heath played 14 years for teams such as Indians, Senators, Browns and Braves.
   
  Reggie Cleveland Signed to a pro contract by the Cards in 1966. Appeared in the 1975 World Series against Reds becoming the first Canadian pitcher to start a World Series Game.
   
  Russell Ford He first played in the majors with the Yankees ( the New York team was also known as the "Highlanders" at this time) in 1909 and started his first game in 1910, beating the Athletics 1-0, on 5 hits. He went on to win 26 games for the 1910 Yankees, including 8 shutouts and 29 complete games in his rookie year. He was the 1st Canadian born pitcher to win 20 games in a season. He also won 22 games for the 1911 Yankees. Ford played in an era when the spit-ball was legal and many pitchers used questionable tricks. Years later Ford confessed to using a "scuffed" baseball, using a piece of emery board. 
   
  Dick Fowler a right hander played 10 years in the majors, all with the Philadelphia Athletics. Fowler made his major league debut at the age of 20 against the Chicago White Sox on Sept. 13,1941. In 1942, Dick hurled all 16 innings in a 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Browns. This extra inning stint probably brought on the bursitis, which plagued Fowler during his pitching career. In Sept., 1945, Fowler hurled a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns at Philadelphia's Shibe Park. It was his first start of the season. He was the first Canadian to hurl a no-hitter in the major leagues. 
   
  Vince Sheilds -  Pitched in 2 games for the '24 Cardinals, and in the process played with the legendary Rogers Hornsby the year he set the record for the highest single season batting average
   

 

 

 

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Welcome to www.sportspic.com .
The focus of this page is Canadian Born Major League Baseball Players Past and Present. The current criteria for listing is that a player must be  Canadian Born. There are a few players missing such as Reno Bertoia who played at the major league level, lived basically all of his life in Canada but was born in Italy.  Once we have our Canadian Born player list complete we will start adding players such as Reno

If you find that we have missed a player please send us a note with the name and if possible the year and or team played for. We welcome and appreciate comments / suggestions that add value to the site. Thanking you in advance for any help offered.  servus@sportspic.com

Albers, A - played 2013 (Twins) - Andrew Albers Born October 6, 1985 - North Battleford Saskatchewan  
 
Alexander, B -played 1955-57 - Robert Somerville Alexander Born August 7, 1922 - Vancouver British Columbia  

Atkinson, B - played 1976-79 - William Cecil Glenn Atkinson Born October 4, 1954 - Chatham, Ontario

Axford, John - played 2009 present - John B Axford Born April 1, 1983 - Simco, Ontario
Aucoin, D - played 1996 - Derek Alfred Aucoin Born March 27, 1970 - Lachine, Quebec 
Bahr, E - played 1946-47 - Edson Garfield Bahr Born October 16, 1919 - Rouleau, Saskatchewan 
Balaz, J - played 1974-75 - John Lawrence Balaz Born November 24, 1950 - Toronto, Ontario 
Barton, V - played 1931-32 - Vince David Barton Born February 01, 1908 - Edmonton, Alberta 
Bay, J - played 2003 - Present - Jason Bay Born September 30, 1978 - Trail British Columbia 
Bedard, E played 2002 - present - Eric Bedard Born Mar 6, 1979 Navan Ontario
Boucher, D - played 1991-94 - Denis Boucher Born March 7, 1968 - Montreal, Quebec 
Bowsfield, T - played 1958-64 - Edward Oliver Bowsfield Born January 10, 1935 - Vernon, British Columbia
Burgess, T - played 1954-62 - Thomas Roland Burgess Born September 1, 1927 - London, Ontario
Butler, Ri - played 1997-98 - Rich Butler Born May 1, 1973 - Toronto, Ontario
Butler, Ro - played 1993-97 - Rob Butler Born April 10, 1970 - Toronto, Ontario
Buxton, R - played 1938-49 - Ralph Stanley Buxton Born June 7, 1911 - Wyburn, Saskatchewan
Calvert, P - played 1942-51- Paul Leo Emile Calvert Born October 6, 1917 - Montreal, Quebec
Clapp, R - played 2001- Richard K ( Stubby) Clapp Born February 24, 1973 - Windsor Ontario
Clarke, N - played 1905-20 - ( Nig ) Jay Justin Clarke Born December 15, 1882 - Amherstburgh, Ontario
Cleveland, R - played 1969-81 - Reginald Leslie Cleveland Born May 23, 1948 - Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Coleman, F - played 1942-47 - Frank Lloyd Coleman Born March 2, 1918 - London, Ontario
Congalton, B - played 1902-07 - ( Bunk ) William Millar Congalton Born January 24, 1875 - Guelph, Ontario
Cook, E - played 1941 - Earl Davis Cook Born December 10, 1908 - Stouffville, Ontario
Cormier, R - played 1991-2000 - Rheal Paul Cormier Born April 23, 1967 - Moncton, New Bruswick
Craig, P - played 1964-66 - Peter Joel Craig Born July 10, 1940 - LaSalle, Ontario

Currie, Clarence - played 1902-03 - Clarence Franklin Currie Born December 30, 1878 - Glencoe, Ontario 

Daly, Tom - played 1913-21 - Tom Daly Born December 12, 1891 - New Brunswick 

Daviault, R - played 1962 - Raymond Joseph Robert Daviault Born May 27, 1934 - Montreal, Quebec
Dempster, R - played 1998-2000 - Ryan Dempster Born May, 3, 1977 - Sachelt, British Columbia
Dickson, J - played 1996-2000 - Jason Royce Dickson Born March 30, 1973 - London, Ontario
Diamond, S - played 2011- present - Scott Diamond Born July 30, 1986 - Guelph, Ontario
Ducey, R - played 1987-2000 - Robert Thomas Ducey Born May 24, 1965 - Toronto, Ontario
Dugas, G - played 1930-34 - Augustin Joseph Dugas Born March 24, 1907 - St Jean de Matha, Quebec
Emslie, B - played 1883-85 - Roberts Daniel Emslie Born January 27, 1859 - Guelph, Ontario
Erautt, J - played 1950-51 - Joseph Michael Erautt Born September 1, 1921 - Vibank, Saskatchewan
Fisher, H - played 1951-52 - Harry Fisher Born January 3,1926 - Newbury, Ontario
Ford, G - played 1905 - Eugene, Wyman Ford Born April 16, 1881 - Milton, Nova Scoria
Ford, R - played 1909-15 - Russell William Ford Born April 25, 1883 - Brandon, Manitoba 
Fowler, D - played 1941-52 - Richard John Fowler Born March 30, 1921 - Toronto, Ontario 
Francis, J played 2005 present - Jeff Francis Born January 8, 1981 Vancouver British Columbia
Frobel, D - played 1982-87 - Douglas Steven Frobel Born June 6, 1959 - Ottawa, Ontario 
Gagne, E - played 1999-  Eric Gagne Born January 7, 1976 - Montreal, Quebec 
Gardiner, M - played 1990-95 - Michael James Gardiner Born October  19, 1965 - Sarnia, Ontario 
Gibson, G - played 1905-18 - George C Gibson Born July 22, 1880 - London, Ontario
Gladu, R - played 1944 - Roland Edouard Gladu Born May 10, 1911 - Montreal, Quebec
Gorbous, G - played 1955-57 - Glen Edward Gorbous Born July 8, 1930 - Drumheller, Alberta
Graney, J - played 1908-22 - Jack Graney Born June 10, 1886 - St. Thomas, Ontario 
Green, J - played 2000 - David Jason Green Born June 05, 1975 - Port Hope, Ontario 
Green, S - played 2001 - Steve Green Born January 01, 1978 - Longueil, Quebec
Guiel, A - played 2002-2006 - Aaron Born October 5, 1972 - Vancouver B.C.
Harden Rich - played 2003 - present Rich Harden Born Born November 30, 1981 Victoria, British Columbia
Handrahan, V - played 1964-66 - James Vernon Handrahan Born November 27, 1938 - Charlottetown P.E.I.
Hardy, Alex - played 1902-03 - David Alexander Hardy (Dooney) Born 1877 in Toronto, Ontario
Harkness, T - played 1961-64 - Thomas William Harkness Born December 23, 1937 - Lachine, Quebec
Harris, B - played 1957-59 - William Thomas Harris Born December 31, 1931 - Duguaville, New Brunswick
Harrison, T - played 1965 - Thomas James Harrison Born January 18, 1945 - Trail, British Columbia
Heath, J - played 1936-49 - John Geoffrey Heath Born April 1, 1915 - Ft. Williams, Ontario
Henderson,J - played 2012-xx  - Jim Henderson - Born October 21, 1982, Calgary, Alberta
Hill, S - played 2004-xx  - Shawn Hill - Born April 28, 1981 Mississauga Ontario
Hiller, J - played 1965-80 - John Frederick Hiller Born April 8, 1943 - Toronto, Ontario
Hodgson, P - played 1980 - Paul Joseph Denis Hodgson Born April 14, 1960 - Montreal, Quebec
Hooper, B - played 1950-55 - Robert Nelson Hooper Born May 30, 1922 - Leamington, Ontario
Horsman, V - played 1991-95 - Vincent Stanley Joseph Horsman Born March 9, 1967 - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Hoy, P - played 1992 - Peter Alexander Hoy Born June 29, 1966 - Cardinal, Ontario
Irwin, A - played 1880-94 - Arthur Irwin Born February 14, 1858 - Toronto, Ontario
Jenkins, F - played 1965-83 - Ferguson Arthur Jenkins Born December 13, 1943 - Chatham, Ontario 
Johnson, M - played 1997-2000 - Michael Keith Johnson Born October 3, 1975 - Edmonton, Alberta
Jones, M - played 1890 - Michael Jones Born July 6, 1865 Hartland, New Brunswick
Jones, W - played 1911-12 - William Dennis "Midget" Born April 8, 1887 Hartland, New Brunswick
Judd, O - played 1941-48 - Thomas William Oscar Judd Born February 14, 1908 - London, Ontario
Kellum, W - played 1901-05 - Winford Ansley Kellum Born April 11, 1876 - Waterford, Ontario
Kerr, M - played 1925 - John Melville Kerr Born May 22, 1903 - Souris, Manitoba
Kilkenny, M - played 1969-73 -Michael David Kilkenny Born April 11, 1945 - Branford, Ontario
Klassen, D - played 1998-2000 - Danny Klassen Born September 22, 1975 - Leamington, Ontario
Korince, G - played 1966-67 - George Eugene Korince Born January 10, 1946 - Ottawa, Ontario
Kottaras, G - played 2008-present - George Kottaras Born May 10, 1983 - Scarborough, Ontario
Koskie, C - played 1998-2000 - Corey Koskie Born June 28, 1973 - Anola, Manitoba
Krakauska, J - played 1937-46 - Joseph Victor Krakauska Born March 28, 1915 - Montreal, Quebec
Laforest, P - Played 2003 - Pete Laforest Born Jan 27, 1978 - Hull Quebec
LaForest, T - played 1945 - (Ty) Byron Joseph LaForest Born April 18, 1917 - Edmundston, New Brunswick
Lake, F - played 1891-1910 -Frederick Lovett Lake Born October 16, 1866 - --Nova, Scotia  
Landreth, L - played 1976-77 - Larry Robert Landreth Born March 11, 1955 - Stanford, Ontario 
Law, R - played 1969 - Ronald David Law Born March 14, 1946 - Hamilton, Ontario
Lawrence, J - played 1963 - James Ross Lawrence Born February 12, 1939 - Hamilton, Ontario 
Lawrie, B - played 2011 - present - Brett Lawrie Born January 18, 1990 - Langley, British Columbia
Lines, D - played 1966-67 - Richard George Lines Born August 17, 1938 - Montreal, Quebec 
Lisi, R - played 1981 - Ricardo Patrick Lisi Born March 17, 1956 - Halifax, Nova Scotia 
Loewen, A - played 2006 - present - Adam Loewen Born April 09, 1984 - Surrey British Columbia
MacKenzie, E - played 1955 - Eric Mackenzie Born August 29, 1932 - Glendon, Alberta 
MacKenzie, K - played 1960-65 - Ken Mackenzie Born March 10, 1934  - Gore Bay, Ontario 
Maranda, G - played 1960-62 - George Henri Maranda Born January 15, 1932 - Levis, Quebec
Martin, R- played 2006- present  - Russell Martin Born February 15, 1983 - East York, Ontario 
Marchildon, P - played 1940-50 - Phillip Joseph Marchildon Born October 25, 1913 - Penetanguishene, Ontario 
Maysey, M - played 1992-93 - Matthew Samuel Maysey Born January 8, 1967 - Hamilton, Ontario 
McCaskill, K - played 1985-96 - Kirk McCaskill Born April 9, 1961 - Kapuskasing, Ontario
McCabe, R - played 1946 - Ralph Herbert McCabe Born October 21, 1918 - Napanee, Ontario
McGovern, A - played 1905 - Arthur John McGovern Born February 27, 1882 - Saint John, New Brunswick
McKay, D - played 1975-82 - Dave McKay Born March 14, 1950 - Vancouver, British Columbia
McKeever, J - played 1884 - Jim McKeever Born April 19, 1861 - New Brunswick
McLean, Larry - played 1901-15 - John Bannerman McLean Born July 18, 1881 - Fredericton, New Brunswick
Mead, C - played 1943-45 - Charles Richard Mead Born April 9, 1921 - Vermilion, Alberta
Miller, D - played 1910-14 - ( Doc ) Roy Oscar Miller Born February 4, 1883 - Chatham, Ontario
Morneau, J - played 2003 - present - Justin Morneau Born May 15, 1981 - New Westminster British Columbia
Mountroy, B - played 1883-85 - William R Mountjoy Born 1857 - London, Ontario
Myette, A - played 1999 - 2000 - Aaron Myette Born September 26, 1977 - New Westminster, British Columbia
Nicholson, K - played 2000 - Kevin Nicholson Born March 29, 1976  - Surrey, British Columbia
Nickeas, M - played 2009 - 2011 - Mike Nickeas Born February 13, 1983  - Vancouver, British Columbia
O'Halloran, G - played 1994 - Gregory Joseph O'Halloran Born May 21, 1968 - Toronto, Ontario
O'Hara, B - played 1909-10 - William Alexander O'Hara Born August 14, 1883 - Toronto, Ontario
O'Neill, H - played 1922-23 - Joseph Henry O'Neil Born February 20, 1897 - Ridgetown, Ontario
O'Neill, T - played 1883-92 - ( Tip ) James O'Neill Born May 25, 1858 - Woodstock, Ontario
O'Rourke, F - played 1912-31 - James Francis O'Rourke Born November 28, 1894 - Hamilton, Ontario
Orr. Pete - played 2005- ?  - Pete Orr Born June 8, 1979 - Richmond Hill, Ontario
Oxley, H - played 1884 - Henry Havelock Oxley Born January 4, 1858 - Covehead, Prince Edward Island
Pagan, D - played 1973-77 - David Percy Pagan Born September 15, 1949 - Nipawin, Saskatchewan
Phillips, B - played 1879-88 - William Phillips Born May 01, 1857 - St Johns, New Brunswick
Piche, R - played 1960-66 - Ronald Jacques Piche Born May 22, 1935 - Verdun, Quebec
Pladson, G - played 1979-82 - Gordon Cecil Pladson Born July 31, 1956 - New Westminster, British Columbia
Puhl, T - played 1977-91 - Terry Stephen Puhl Born July 8, 1956 - Melville, Saskatchewan
Quantrill, P - played 1992-2000 - Paul John Quantrill Born November 3, 1968 - London, Ontario
Radmanovich, R - played 1998 - Ryan Radmanovich Born August 9, 1971 - Calgary, Alberta
Raymond, C - played 1959-71 - Joseph Claude Marc Raymond Born May 7, 1937 - St Jean, Quebec
Reimer, K - played 1988-93 - Kevin Michael Reimer Born June 28, 1964 - Macon GA - Father on military assignment
Richmond, S - played 2008 - Scott Richmond Born August 30, 1979 - Vancouver British Columbia
Riley, J - played 1921-23 - James Norman Riley Born May 25, 1895 - Bayfield, New Brunswick
Robertson, S - played 1940-52 - Sherrard Alexander Robertson Born January 1, 1919 - Montreal, Quebec
Rosen, G - played 1937-46 - ( Goody ) Goodwin George Rosen August 28, 1912 - Toronto, Ontario
Roy, JP - played 1946 - Jean-Pierre Roy June 26, 1920 - Montreal, Ontario
Rutherford, J - played 1952 - John William Rutherford May 5, 1925 - Belleville, Ontario
Saunders, M - played 2010 - 2011 - Michael Saunders Born November 19, 1986 - Victoria, British Columbia
Selkirk, G - played 1934-42 - George Alexander Selkirk January 4, 1908 - Huntsville, Ontario
Shank, H - played 1970 - Harvey Tillman Shank July 29, 1946 - Toronto, Ontario
Sheilds, V - played 1924 - Vincent William Shields November 18, 1900 - Fredricton, New Brunswick
Shipanoff, D - played 1985 - David Noel Shipanoff November 13, 1959 - Edmonton, Alberta
Siddall, J - played 1993-98 - Joseph Todd Siddall October 25, 1967 - Windsor, Ontario
Sinclair, S - played 1998-99 - Stephen Sinclair August 2, 1971- Vistoria, British Columbia
Sketchley, B - played 1942 - ( Bud ) Harry Clement Sketchley March 30, 1919 - Virden, Manitoba
Smith, P - played 1880-91 - ( Pop )Charles Marvin Smith October 12, 1856 - Digby, Nova Scotia
Spencer, S - played 1999 - Stanley Spencer August 7, 1969 - Vancouver, British Columbia
Spoljaric, P - played 1994-2000 - Paul Nikola Spoljaric September 24, 1970 - Kelowna British Columbia
Stairs, M - played 1992-   Matthew Wade Stairs February 27, 1968 - St John New Brunswick
Stewart, A - played 1997 - Andy Stewart December 5, 1970 - Oshawa, Ontario
Steele, B - played 1916-19 - Robert Wesley Steele January 5, 1894 - Cassbum, Ontario
Taylor, R - played 1962-72 - Ronald Wesley  Taylor December 13, 1937 - Toronto, Ontario
Tosoni, R - played 2011 - - Rene Tosoni Born July 2, 1986 - Toronto, Ontario
Upham, J - played 1967-68 - John Leslie Upham December 29, 1941 - Windsor, Ontario
VanBrabant, O - played 1954-55 - ( Ozzie ) Oscar Camille VanBrabant September 28, 1926 - Kingston, Ontario
Vadeboncoeur, E- played 1884-84 - Onesime Eugene Vadeboncoeur July 15, 1858 - Louiseville, Québec, Canada
Votto,J - played 2007-  - Joey Votto September 10, 1983 - Toronto, Ontario
Wainhouse, D - played 1991-99 - David Paul Wainhouse November 7, 1967 - Toronto, Ontario
Walker, L - played 1989-  Larry Kenneth, Robert Walker December 1, 1966 - Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Ward, P - played 1962-70 - Peter Thomas Ward July 26, 1939 - Montreal, Quebec
Watkins, B - played 1884 - William Henry Watkins May 5, 1858 - Brantford, Ontario
Wilkie, L - played 1941-46 - ( Lefty ) Alson Jay Wilkie October 30, 1914 - Zealandia, Saskatchewan
Wilson, N - played 1993-96 - Nigel Edward Wilson January 12, 1970 - Oshawa, Ontario
Wilson, S - played 1988-93 - Stephen Douglas Wilson  December 13, 1964 - Victoria, British Columbia
Wingo, E - played 1920 - Edmund Armand Wingo  October 8, 1895 - St Ann de Bellevue, Quebec
Zimmerman, Je - played 1999 - 2000 Jeff Zimmerman  August 9, 1972 - Kelowna, British Columbia
Zimmerman, Jo - played 1999 - Jordan Zimmerman  April 28, 1975 - Kelowna, British Columbia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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