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Long Reads: Bob Emslie: The Canadian ump who quietly set pitching records

May 26, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Bob Emslie was an umpire. That’s how the St. Thomas, Ont., native identified himself well after he called his final major league strike. In fact, he was so closely linked to that profession that it’s listed as his occupation on his death certificate — despite the… Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Fergie Jenkins, Nick Pivetta, Felipe Alou

May 22, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -My hope is that fans at the Rogers Centre will rise to their feet and give Joey Votto a standing ovation today in what could be his final major league at bat in his home city. The Cincinnati Reds… Continue Reading →

Gibbons says Jays in “good spot,” but need healthy Romano

*Watch Stu Stone’s full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager’s weekly “Talking Points” feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. May 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada. John Gibbons has heard the baseball stats gurus who insist that any pitcher can close a game… Continue Reading →

Canadian baseball history news and notes: Olerud, Jenkins, Ward, O’Halloran, Dawson

May 18, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball history news and notes from the past few days: – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Monday that Toronto Blue Jays legend and 2020 inductee John Olerud will be unable to attend this year’s induction ceremony to be held in St…. Continue Reading →

Canadian ball hall to honour Guerrero Jr., Lott on Wednesday at Rogers Centre

May 17, 2022 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release Montreal-born Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will be presented with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2021 Tip O’Neill Award in a ceremony prior to the Toronto Blue Jays game against the Seattle Mariners at Rogers Centre on Wednesday, May 18. John… Continue Reading →

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