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Terry Puhl elected to Houston Astros Hall of Fame

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Melville, Sask., native Terry Puhl has been elected to the Houston Astros Hall of Fame. The Astros made the announcement in a press release on Thursday. The longtime Astros outfielder will be inducted, alongside former general manager Tal Smith, in a pre-game ceremony at Minute Maid Park on August… Continue Reading →

Ex-Blue Jays: Whatever happened to . . . Jeff DeWillis?

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Jeff DeWillis dug into the batter’s box at Comiskey Park with two outs in the top of the fifth inning with the Toronto Blue Jays trailing the Chicago White Sox 3-2. One of his catching heroes, Carlton Fisk, was crouched behind the plate inches away, flashing signs to veteran… Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Rheal Cormier, Jackie Robinson, Matt Stairs, Fergie Jenkins

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes from the past week: -Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rheal Cormier (Cap Pele, N.B.) who passed away last March at the age of 53 after a courageous battle with cancer is being honoured by the Philadelphia Phillies… Continue Reading →

Canadians Balazovic, Brash on Baseball America’s Top 100 MLB prospects list

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Canadian right-handers Matt Brash (Kingston, Ont.) and Jordan Balazovic (Mississauga, Ont.) have cracked Baseball America’s list of the Top 100 MLB Prospects. The updated list was unveiled on Wednesday. Brash, 23, is No. 45 on the list. The 6-foot-1 righty went a combined 6-4 with a 2.31 ERA in… Continue Reading →

Canadian Jim Henderson named Milwaukee Brewers’ bullpen coach

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Canadian Jim Henderson has been named the bullpen coach of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers announced his addition to their coaching staff on Tuesday. The 39-year-old Henderson (Calgary, Alta.) takes over as bullpen coach for former Toronto Blue Jays’ first-round pick Steve Karsay, who recently stepped down to spend… Continue Reading →

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