But What Do I Know? . . . Tyler O’Neill, Cal Quantrill, Justin Morneau, Terry Puhl

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Tyler O’Neill (Maple Ridge, B.C.) belted his 30th home run of the season for the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of their doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs on Friday. With that, for the first time inContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tyler O’Neill, Cal Quantrill, Justin Morneau, Terry Puhl”

Five things you might not know about Juan Guzman

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Who has been the Toronto Blue Jays’ best starting pitcher in the postseason? It’s not Dave Stieb or Jimmy Key, or even Jack Morris, who was signed specifically for his superlative postseason track record. And younger Blue Jays fans might say it’s Marco Estrada. But the correct answer wouldContinue reading “Five things you might not know about Juan Guzman”

But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Matt Brash, Tyler O’Neill, Paul Hodgson, Vladimir Guerrero

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – If there was an American League Cy Young Award presented for the second half of the season, Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) would definitely be a contender. The 6-foot-3 right-hander continued his dominant run on Wednesday in aContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Matt Brash, Tyler O’Neill, Paul Hodgson, Vladimir Guerrero”

Canadian AAGPBL pitching star Audrey Haine Daniels passes away at 94

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Audrey Haine Daniels, who emerged from the sandlots of Winnipeg, Man., to throw multiple no-hitters in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), passed away on Saturday at the age of 94. News of her death was shared with me by Andrew Jenkins of Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Westlake,Continue reading “Canadian AAGPBL pitching star Audrey Haine Daniels passes away at 94”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Ernie Whitt

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – It took 30 years but Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) finally has some Canadian company in the plaque gallery in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) joked about joining Jenkins in hisContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Ernie Whitt”

Walker does Canada proud, hits home run with induction speech

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Larry Walker batted third at the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. That had to give the nervous Maple Ridge, B.C., native, who had several sleepless nights thinking about his speech, some comfort. After all, his favourite number is three and he hit third inContinue reading “Walker does Canada proud, hits home run with induction speech”

But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Zach Pop, Dalton Pompey, Babe Ruth

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Robbie Ray was voted the American League’s Pitcher of the Month for August, but Port Hope, Ont., native Cal Quantrill also garnered some votes. During the month of August, Quantrill made six starts andContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Zach Pop, Dalton Pompey, Babe Ruth”

A look at Hall of Famer Ted Simmons’ Canadian Connections

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He played in the long shadow of Johnny Bench and then Gary Carter and Carlton Fisk. And somewhere along the way, baseball fans and writers forgot just how good Ted Simmons was. But the eight-time All-Star catcher is finally getting his due. On Wednesday, he’ll be inducted into theContinue reading “A look at Hall of Famer Ted Simmons’ Canadian Connections”

Walker’s Hall of Fame speech keeping him up at night

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Fittingly, Larry Walker’s National Baseball Hall of Fame induction conference call began at 3:33 p.m. E.T. on Thursday. The Canadian slugger’s love of the No. 3 is well-known. His jersey number was 33. He swung the bat three times (or a multiple of three times) in the batter’s boxContinue reading “Walker’s Hall of Fame speech keeping him up at night”

But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Albers, Cal Quantrill, Rowan Wick, Tom Cheek, Dave Stieb

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –One of the feel-good Canadian baseball stories this year has been North Battleford, Sask., native Andrew Albers’ return to the big leagues with the Minnesota Twins. After holding the New York Yankees to one run in four innings inContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Albers, Cal Quantrill, Rowan Wick, Tom Cheek, Dave Stieb”