Bob Elliott

Bob Elliott is Canada's preeminent baseball writer, having covered MLB and Canadian baseball for nearly 40 years. He is a member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and in 2012 became the first Canadian to be awarded the J.G. Taylor Spink Award by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Latest from Bob Elliott

Bob Elliott's Baseball: Hard not to cheer for Anthopoulos' Braves

Each year there is a question among Jays fans when their team fails to qualify: Who to cheer for? A lot of Jays fans will remember 2015, the end of the team's post-season drought, and cheer for Alex Anthopoulos, the guy who helped make it happen, and his Atlanta Braves.

Bob Elliott's Baseball: John Gibbons, Willie Nelson and me

The amiable and decent John Gibbons has left an indelible impression on Toronto after 11 seasons - in two stints - as manager of the Blue Jays.

Bob Elliott's Baseball: '92-93 Blue Jays are worth remembering

Stories abound of the players and coaches who brought back-to-back World Series championships to Toronto in the 1990s.

Bob Elliott's Baseball: Canadian Little League champs will aim for history

Seven teams are in Mirabel, Que. this week. Six will go home when all is said and done. And the other — the one with dreams still dancing in their heads — moves south and a berth in the annual Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn. an annual event which began in 1947.

Bob Elliott's Baseball: Scouts mixed on Jays' return for Happ

Dealing J.A. Happ is the beginning of the Blue Jays' makeover, but it's unlikely Brandon Drury or Billy McKinney will lead the team to its next World Series.

Bob Elliott's Baseball: Ryan Borucki's hard work, Jays' faith, converge on major-league mound

An injury to his throwing arm in high school could have derailed Ryan Borucki's dream, but attitude and hard work now have him as an emerging bright light in the Blue Jays' rotation.

Bob Elliott's Baseball: Braves' Bourjos has deep connection to Blue Jays

Atlanta's Peter Bourjos had a keen eye watching him during the Jays-Braves series this week. Dad Chris worked for years as a scout in the Toronto organization.

Bob Elliott's Baseball: Mississauga's Noah Naylor ready to follow brother Josh in MLB draft

Like his brother Josh three year previous, Mississauga's Noah Naylor can expect to hear his name called on Monday when the MLB amateur draft begins.

Bob Elliott's Baseball: Phenom Shohei Ohtani continues to amaze

Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani received plenty of hype leading up to the 2018 season. But after starring as both a pitcher and hitter in the team's first 49 games, the Japanese phenom is more than living up to the lofty expectations.

Bob Elliott's Baseball: Joey Votto's actions have always spoken louder than his words

From fund-raising and awareness efforts, to straight-up financial donations, Joey Votto has demonstrated he hasn't forgotten where he came from, nor the people who helped get him to the major leagues.

Bob Elliott's Baseball: Solarte a smashing success with the Jays

Yangervis Solarte has come a long way over the last decade, and the Toronto newcomer is now the surprise Blue Jays leader in both home runs and RBIs.

Bob Elliott's Baseball: James Paxton's no-hitter thrills family and friends

James Paxton became the first Canadian to pitch a no-hitter in Canada when he blanked the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Veteran baseball writer Bob Elliott gives us a different perspective on Paxton's big night with a look at it through the eye of different people in the Mariners pitcher's orbit.

Bob Elliott's Baseball: Calgary's Mike Soroka dazzles family, former coach in Braves debut

Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Soroka was not only impressive in his major-league debut against the New York Mets, but the Calgary native did it in front of a very ecstatic support group.

Bob Elliott's Baseball: Boston's J.D. Martinez credits Canada's Clapp for helping his swing

Windsor's Stubby Clapp formed a deep bond with Boston star J.D. Martinez when the two were in the minor leagues, Clapp as hitting coach and Martinez as eager student.

Bob Elliott's Baseball: I wouldn't bet against Jose Bautista

Former Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is gambling on himself by signing a minor-league deal with the Atlanta Braves. And judging by the 37-year-old's history of perseverence, it's likely a safe bet.