About Kevin Glew

Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente, Sparky Anderson and Tommy Lasorda are all in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. But did you know that they spent portions of their professional careers toiling north of the 49th parallel? These are just a few of the diamond legends that can be linked to Canada. This blog is dedicated to telling the stories of Cooperstowners in Canada, as well as tales about former Toronto Blue Jays, Montreal Expos and Canadians that, though not Cooperstowners, overcame astronomical odds to toil in the big leagues.

The posts will be written by Kevin Glew, an award-winning sportswriter based in London, Ontario. A regular contributor the Canadian Baseball Network and a former contributor to CBC and Sympatico Sports, Kevin has also penned articles that have been featured in dozens of publications, including Baseball Digest, Baseball America, MLB.com and Sports Market Report. He has also researched and written numerous features on Canadian-born major leaguers and has been involved with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for over 20 years. From 2007 to 2011, he also served as an executive with the London chapter of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC), including a successful, 20-month stint as the London chapter’s president.

Kevin is available for paid writing opportunities.

Contact him at kevin.glew@sympatico.ca

Please note that the copyright for all of the articles on this site belongs to Kevin Glew. Please contact Kevin if you are interested in using a blog entry from this site.

8 thoughts on “About Kevin Glew

  1. Kevin, great to be introduced to you by way of Charles. I’m not too “bright” about baseball details, but it is one of my favorite sports. You might find it interesting that my first “real” game was in Montreal, to see the Expos. I don’t remember who they played, or who won. I do remember that, as a young girl, I wore a sweatshirt with two pockets. Pre-game, my cousin and I scored two baseballs from the Expos during practice. I kept them in my sweatshirt pockets, thinking that would be the safest place. Until, during the game, a play sent us springing to our feet and both baseballs fell out of the pockets. I remember the sadness and sound of them bouncing away from us and into the hands of incredulous fans. It took many years for my cousin to talk to me again.

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  3. Thanks for this site Kevin!! It’s so hard to find good information about pro baseball and Canada in the same mix. I grew up in Chatham ON knowing a legend. Yes Fergie Jenkins, who grew up with my dad (he’s was even in my parent’s wedding party! The picture is always a great conversation piece). My younger brother played travel ball as a kid, I played house league and umped for a number of years, and my dad coached and was involved on the executive level of Chatham Minor Baseball. It’s in our blood. 🙂 I will be checking this site out quite often now that I have come across it.

    • Thanks very much for your kind words. Chatham is a great baseball community. Fergie is wonderful guy. So are Billy Atkinson and Doug Melvin, who are also from Chatham. Thanks very much for stopping by and for your support.

  4. Just ran across your site and article about Roberto Clemente being on the 1954 Montreal Royals and found it fascinating,being in Southern California and being a Dodger fan I’m always looking for historical Dodger facts that I had no clue about and this probably tops them all, knowing that a great humanitarian like Roberto Clemente was at one point a Dodger is true to be one of the best things I’ve have seen on the Internet. I thank you for what you do and your site, one question I do have is if you would happen to know what is the uniform number Roberto Clemente wore when he played in 1954 for the Montreal Royals.

    • Thanks very much for your kind words, Oscar. You have stumped me with your question. I will have to do some digging to find out. Photos of Clemente with the Royals are extremely rare. I have only seen the 1954 team photo with him in it. I’ll keep digging and let you know if I find out.

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