Uplifting Canadian baseball photos/videos of the week – June 5

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Smile like Manny Lee. It’s Friday!

By Kevin Glew

Cooperstowners in Canada

For the past month, I’ve been posting an “Uplifting Canadian Baseball Photo/Video of the Day” on Twitter and Facebook.

I realize that many of you don’t follow me on social media, so each Friday, my plan is to share the top three (most retweeted, liked or shared) of these posts with you (from the previous five days).

I hope these photos/videos will bring a smile to your face during these challenging times.

1. Lloyd Moseby steals second base twice.

This is one of those classic bloopers that brings a smile to my face every time I watch it. It’s also prove that even the best can be duped on the baseball field.

This happened on August 16, 1987.

Watch the actions of Chicago White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen closely in this video.

2. 20th anniversary of London Werewolves pitcher Brett Gray (Wyoming, Ont.) striking out 25 batters in a nine-inning game.

Wednesday represented the 20th anniversary of right-hander Brett Gray (Wyoming, Ont.) striking out a remarkable 25 batters in a nine-inning game for the Frontier League’s London Werewolves to lead them to a 9-1 win over the Chillicothe Paints at Labatt Park in London, Ont.. Gray’s jersey from that game now resides at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont.

And my tweet (below) got a response from the man himself.

Screenshot_2020-06-05 (4) brett gray on Twitter Great memories 20 years damn Twitter

 

3. A 40-year-old Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) legs out a triple at Wrigley Field.

This morning I wasn’t feeling as motivated as I would’ve liked, but then I watched this video of then 40-year-old Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins legging out a triple at Wrigley Field on September 3, 1983 and it inspired me to get moving. For the record, Jenkins hit six triples during his 19-season big league career.

Published by cooperstownersincanada

Kevin Glew is a professional writer based in London, Ontario. His work has been featured on CBC Sports, Sportsnet.ca, MLB.com and Sympatico.ca. He has also written articles for Baseball Digest, Baseball America, The Hockey News, Sports Market Report and the Canadian Baseball Network. He has been involved with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame for more than 16 years, including a two-year stint as the museum's acting curator.

5 thoughts on “Uplifting Canadian baseball photos/videos of the week – June 5

  1. two running and a pitching favourite. Nice Kevin. Hadn’t seen Fergie running the bases so that was cool.

  2. Great stuff, as always, Kevin. I really appreciate all the interesting and inspiring posts you’ve been doing during these crazy times. Cheers.

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