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”

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”

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”

August 18, 1995 – Tom Henke records 300th MLB save

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Twenty-six years ago today, Tom Henke registered his 300th major league save when he secured the final four outs for the St. Louis Cardinals in their 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves at Busch Stadium. In a Canadian baseball fan’s perfect world, Henke would’ve reached that milestone with theContinue reading “August 18, 1995 – Tom Henke records 300th MLB save”

Votto records 2,000th MLB hit

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada With his seventh-inning single on Monday night, Cincinnati Reds slugger Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) became the second Canadian to record 2,000 major league hits. Hall of Famer Larry Walker was the first. The Maple Ridge, B.C., native, who will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame onContinue reading “Votto records 2,000th MLB hit”

Remembering John Olerud’s 1993 season on his 53rd birthday

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Sports Illustrated writer Phil Taylor once wrote that John Olerud had “a swing so sweet it should be poured on pancakes.” That sweet swing, which Olerud perfected with help his from his dad, John Sr. and by reading Charley Lau’s book, The Art of Hitting .300, helped Olerud captureContinue reading “Remembering John Olerud’s 1993 season on his 53rd birthday”

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to re-open on Tuesday

July 16, 2021 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Press Release The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is excited to announce that it will open for the season on Tuesday, July 20. “On behalf of our board of directors and our staff, I’m looking forward to welcoming visitors back to St. Marys toContinue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to re-open on Tuesday”

Trio of donors make it possible for Canadian ball hall to enhance fields, site

May 11, 2021 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Press Release St. Marys, Ont. – Thanks to the generous support of the Jays Care Foundation, the Town of St. Marys and the St. Marys Minor Ball Association, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will be able to make significant improvements to its baseballContinue reading “Trio of donors make it possible for Canadian ball hall to enhance fields, site”

April 13: Four Canadian MLB debuts, Rose makes history as Expo

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It turns out that April 13 is a fairly significant date in Canadian baseball history. Over the years, four Canadians made their major league debuts on this date, while Pete Rose made history as a Montreal Expo and a Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer preserved a win for TomContinue reading “April 13: Four Canadian MLB debuts, Rose makes history as Expo”

Remembering when George Bell hit three homers on Opening Day

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It’s the most dominant Opening Day performance in Toronto Blue Jays history. On April 4, 1988, George Bell unleashed his frustrations and fury on Bret Saberhagen at Royals Stadium in Kansas City to become the first big leaguer to belt three home runs on Opening Day. Almost as newsworthyContinue reading “Remembering when George Bell hit three homers on Opening Day”