But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Denis Boucher, Larry Walker, Tim Wallach

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Canadian Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) appears to have found his batting stroke again. Hitting leadoff for the Cincinnati Reds, the Canuck slugger is 8-for-24 (.333 batting average) in his last seven games. Three of those hits have beenContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Denis Boucher, Larry Walker, Tim Wallach”

Thirty years ago, Dave Stieb tossed the first no-hitter in Blue Jays’ history

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It was 30 years ago today that Toronto Blue Jays ace and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Dave Stieb finally got his no-hitter. The legendary right-hander at long last completed the feat against the Cleveland Indians in a 3-0 Blue Jays’ win at Cleveland Stadium. This came afterContinue reading “Thirty years ago, Dave Stieb tossed the first no-hitter in Blue Jays’ history”

Carter’s World Series-winning HR still Canada’s favourite baseball moment, according to Canadian ball hall survey

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Joe Carter’s World Series-winning home run remains the No. 1 moment among Canadian baseball fans, according to a Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame survey. Carter’s three-run blast off Philadelphia Phillies closer Mitch Williams in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 6 of the 1993 Fall Classic wasContinue reading “Carter’s World Series-winning HR still Canada’s favourite baseball moment, according to Canadian ball hall survey”

Blue Jays to honour Fernandez with jersey patch

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Toronto Blue Jays today announced on Monday that they will pay tribute to team legend and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Tony Fernandez with a special No. 1 commemorative uniform patch that will be worn during the 2020 regular season. “There are few players in the gameContinue reading “Blue Jays to honour Fernandez with jersey patch”

10 years later – A look at 10 things I wanted to see happen in Canadian baseball in 2010

  You could say I’m batting .500. In my “rookie” year (2010) of this blog, I wrote down 10 things I would like to see happen in Canadian baseball in the ensuing decade. I remembered that I had written this post earlier today and decided to see how many of my wishes had come true. Continue reading “10 years later – A look at 10 things I wanted to see happen in Canadian baseball in 2010”

Like grandfather, like grandson: Ballouli followed no-hit throwing grandpa into pro ball

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Khalid Ballouli would’ve loved to pitch for Canada in the World Baseball Classic to honour his grandfather, Dick Fowler. And if he’d been born five years later, it might have happened. “That would’ve been something that I would’ve jumped on completely,” said Ballouli, who was a right-hander in theContinue reading “Like grandfather, like grandson: Ballouli followed no-hit throwing grandpa into pro ball”

Morneau, Olerud, Ward and Doucet to be inducted into Canadian ball hall

February 4, 2020 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Press Release St. Marys, Ont. – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2020 induction class includes two all-star first basemen that have won major league batting titles, the most effective set-up man in Toronto Blue Jays history and a legendary Montreal Expos broadcaster. Canadian slugger JustinContinue reading “Morneau, Olerud, Ward and Doucet to be inducted into Canadian ball hall”

Canadian Baseball HOF congratulates Larry Walker on Cooperstown honour

January 21, 2020 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s statement on Larry Walker’s National Baseball Hall of Fame induction: The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame would like to congratulate Larry Walker on his historic election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame today. “We are thrilled to learn that Larry Walker will become the second CanadianContinue reading “Canadian Baseball HOF congratulates Larry Walker on Cooperstown honour”

Mike Soroka wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

December 4, 2019 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Press Release St. Marys, Ont. – Calgary native Mike Soroka has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2019 Tip O’Neill Award. Canada’s baseball shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and teamContinue reading “Mike Soroka wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award”

Longtime Toronto Sun reporter Ken Fidlin wins Canadian ball hall’s Jack Graney Award

Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Press Release St. Marys, Ont. – Longtime Toronto Blue Jays beat writer and former Toronto Sun baseball columnist Ken Fidlin has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2019 Jack Graney Award. The St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine presents this award annually to a member ofContinue reading “Longtime Toronto Sun reporter Ken Fidlin wins Canadian ball hall’s Jack Graney Award”