Fun Fergie Facts: He should have been a 300-game winner

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The magic number for starting pitchers to secure automatic entry to the National Baseball Hall of Fame used to be 300 wins. At least that’s what it was during the era when Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) played. That also explains, in part, why Jenkins, who amassedContinue reading “Fun Fergie Facts: He should have been a 300-game winner”

But What Do I Know? . . . Phillippe Aumont, Matt Stairs, Jesse Crain, Duane Ward

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Just a reminder that the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., opened its doors for the season yesterday. It’s well worth a visit. For more information about its hours and its COVID-19 safety precautions, pleaseContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Phillippe Aumont, Matt Stairs, Jesse Crain, Duane Ward”

My three most popular Canadian baseball social media posts of the week – July 3

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Here’s a summary of three of my most popular posts on social media (Facebook and Twitter) from this past week. 1.Bill Atkinson (Chatham, Ont.) becomes the first Canadian to pitch for the Montreal Expos on Canada Day. Posted on Facebook on Canada Day On July 1, 1977, right-hander BillContinue reading “My three most popular Canadian baseball social media posts of the week – July 3”

Canadian baseball trivia on Canada Day

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Happy Canada Day to you! Let’s celebrate with a hodge podge of Canada Day baseball facts that I’ve gathered over the years. · On July 1, 1940, Hunstville, Ont., native and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee George Selkirk, hitting fifth in the New York Yankees lineup behind JoeContinue reading “Canadian baseball trivia on Canada Day”

But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Corey Koskie, Mike Kilkenny, Ryan Dempster, Kevin Reimer

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Friday that they will be postponing their 2020 induction ceremony until June 19, 2021. With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ontario government’s regulations on crowd sizes, theyContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Corey Koskie, Mike Kilkenny, Ryan Dempster, Kevin Reimer”

Uplifting Canadian baseball photos/videos of the week – June 27

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada 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 at the end of each week, my plan is to share three of these posts with you (from the previous fiveContinue reading “Uplifting Canadian baseball photos/videos of the week – June 27”

Ex-Blue Jays: Whatever happened to . . . Bob File

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada In college, he played third base and hit like Mike Schmidt, but as a pro, thanks to his golden arm and hard sinker, he pitched like Mike Timlin. But the fact that Bob File played in the major leagues at all is almost a miracle. Born in 1977 andContinue reading “Ex-Blue Jays: Whatever happened to . . . Bob File”

Find the Canadian Connection – 1988 Topps Mike Easler

This is the eighth of my “Find the Canadian Connection” features.  For this feature, I close my eyes and reach into a random box of baseball cards in my basement and pull out a single card. I then try to establish a Canadian connection for the player featured on the card. You can read allContinue reading “Find the Canadian Connection – 1988 Topps Mike Easler”

But What Do I Know? . . . Father’s Day Edition

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada – Up until my mid-teens, he channeled his inner Mickey Mantle to hit me countless fly balls down Thames Crescent in Dorchester, Ont. And I chased them pretending to be Jesse Barfield or Dale Murphy. He’s a kind, quiet, patient, gentle and responsible man who has literally given meContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Father’s Day Edition”

Uplifting Canadian baseball photos/videos of the week – June 20

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada 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 three of these posts with you (from the previous five days). I hope theseContinue reading “Uplifting Canadian baseball photos/videos of the week – June 20”