But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Thomson, Jack Graney Award, Matt Brash, Mike Johnson

The winner of the 2022 Jack Graney Award will be announced on Thursday. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame November 27, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.), who managed the Philadelphia Phillies to a National League pennant this season, is back in Sebringville,... Continue Reading →

Canadian Baseball Network unveils 2022 Canadian college Player of the Year and annual All-Canadian college teams

November 22, 2022 Official Canadian Baseball Network News Release Toronto, Ont. – The Canadian Baseball Network (CBN) announced its 2022 Canadian college Player of the Year and its 23rd annual All-Canadian college teams on Tuesday. Matt Coutney (Wetaskiwin, Alta.), who batted .376 with 27 home runs in 58 games for the Old Dominion Monarchs, has... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Tip O’Neill Award, Adam Macko, Rob Thomson, Matt Stairs, John Gibbons

November 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Who do you think was the best Canadian baseball player in 2022? Was it Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) who became the first Canuck to record 30 saves in a season for a Canadian major league... Continue Reading →

Romano, Quantrill and Guerrero Jr. headline list of candidates for Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame November 18, 2022 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release St. Marys, Ont. – Two Toronto Blue Jays stars and a 15-game winner with the Cleveland Guardians are the top candidates for the 2022 Tip O’Neill Award. The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame presents this award annually to... Continue Reading →

10 interesting facts I learned at the Canadian Baseball History Conference

Canadian Baseball History Conference organizer Andrew North shares a story with the attendees at the conference in Windsor, Ont. on the weekend. Photo: Scott Crawford November 15, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The fifth annual Canadian Baseball History Conference took place in Windsor, Ont., on the weekend. Organized by Andrew North - the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Jim Adduci, Mike Soroka, Larry Walker

Twenty-five years ago, Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) was named National League MVP. Photo: Rockies/Twitter November 13, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Left-hander James Paxton (Ladner, B.C.) exercised his $4-million player option with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. That means the veteran southpaw will return... Continue Reading →

Remembering Phil Marchildon: Canadian pitching ace and war hero

Photo Credit: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame November 9, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Phil Marchildon came home from the Second World War a hero, but he certainly didn’t feel like one. Like so many brave men and women who have served their countries, Marchildon returned anguished by what he had experienced. Yes,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Scott Thorman, James Paxton, Steve Rogers

November 6, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Given the number of excellent defensive first basemen the Toronto Blue Jays have had over the years (Willie Upshaw, John Olerud, Lyle Overbay and Justin Smoak come to mind), it's surprising that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) is the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Terry Puhl, Rob Thomson, Scott Thorman, John Gibbons

October 30, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and former Houston Astros outfielder Terry Puhl (Melville, Sask.) threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 1 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park. I'm going to go out on... Continue Reading →

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