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But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, Nick Pivetta, Jason Dickson, Rod Black

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -In a surprising move, the St. Louis Cardinals dismissed manager Mike Shildt on Thursday due to “philosophical differences.” The Cardinals won 17 games in a row in September to secure the final National League Wild Card spot before the club was defeated 3-1 in theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, Nick Pivetta, Jason Dickson, Rod Black”

Jack Graney named finalist for Hall’s Ford C. Frick Award

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Legendary Cleveland Indians player turned broadcaster Jack Graney (St. Thomas, Ont.) is one of eight finalists for the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2022 Ford C. Frick Award. The award is handed out annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting. The winner will be announced on Dec. 8 at baseball’sContinue reading “Jack Graney named finalist for Hall’s Ford C. Frick Award”

Canadian ball hall to add 17 inductees for their historical contributions

St. Marys, Ont. – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s class of 2021 will consist of 16 individuals and one team that have made significant contributions to the history of baseball in Canada in a unique virtual ceremony that will take place on Tuesday, November 16. The list of new inductees includes trailblazingContinue reading “Canadian ball hall to add 17 inductees for their historical contributions”

But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Dave McKay, Jordan Romano, Fergie Jenkins

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -It’s Thanksgiving weekend and I wanted to thank you for your support of my blog. I hope you and your family have a great weekend. -Through my research, I’m fairly certain that when right-hander Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) tossedContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Dave McKay, Jordan Romano, Fergie Jenkins”

Original Blue Jay Chuck Hartenstein passes away at 79

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Chuck Hartenstein, a relief pitcher on the 1977 Toronto Blue Jays, passed away on Saturday at the age of 79. The University of Texas Athletics department reported his death on their website on Tuesday. After major league tenures with the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and BostonContinue reading “Original Blue Jay Chuck Hartenstein passes away at 79”

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