Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Tommy Lasorda passes away at 93

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Tommy Lasorda has passed away at the age of 93. The Los Angeles Dodgers issued a statement this morning indicating that Lasorda suffered a heart attack at his home late last night. The former Dodgers skipper hadContinue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Tommy Lasorda passes away at 93”

Bruce Prentice, founder of the Canadian Baseball of Fame, passes away at 87

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Bruce Prentice, who founded the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in Toronto in November 1982, has passed away at the age of 87 after a courageous battle with cancer. The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame shared the news of his passing on Twitter early Friday afternoon. “It is withContinue reading “Bruce Prentice, founder of the Canadian Baseball of Fame, passes away at 87”

Jamie Romak wins Canadian ball hall’s Tip O’Neill Award

Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Press Release December 3, 2020 Jamie Romak wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Tip O’Neill Award St. Marys, Ont. – London, Ont., native Jamie Romak has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s 2020 Tip O’Neill Award. Canada’s baseballContinue reading “Jamie Romak wins Canadian ball hall’s Tip O’Neill Award”

Dan Shulman wins Canadian ball hall’s Jack Graney Award

December 1, 2020 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release Blue Jays play-by-play commentator and ESPN broadcaster Dan Shulman named winner of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Jack Graney Award St. Marys, Ont. – Toronto Blue Jays play-by-play commentator and ESPN broadcaster Dan Shulman has been named the winner of the CanadianContinue reading “Dan Shulman wins Canadian ball hall’s Jack Graney Award”

Strong list of candidates for Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

November 12, 2020 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release St. Marys, Ont. – In a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted baseball schedules everywhere, there were still plenty of standout performances by Canadians. In the major league ranks, two Canuck pitchers Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) and Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) emergedContinue reading “Strong list of candidates for Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award”

Ron Taylor, Father Ronald Cullen to be inducted into Baseball Ontario Hall of Fame

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former big league pitcher and Toronto Blue Jays doctor Ron Taylor and legendary Windsor, Ont., baseball coach Father Ronald Cullen have been elected to the Baseball Ontario Hall of Fame. The announcement was made on Wednesday, and Taylor and Cullen will be officially inducted in a virtual awards galaContinue reading “Ron Taylor, Father Ronald Cullen to be inducted into Baseball Ontario Hall of Fame”

Flashback: 49 years ago, Fergie Jenkins becomes first Canadian to win Cy Young Award

By Kevin Glew Coooperstowners in Canada It took him until his fifth consecutive 20-win season, but in 1971, Fergie Jenkins finally received the National League Cy Young Award. With the announcement, which formally took place on November 3, 1971, the 6-foot-5 Chatham, Ont., native, became the first Canadian to capture the honour. “Yes, winning theContinue reading “Flashback: 49 years ago, Fergie Jenkins becomes first Canadian to win Cy Young Award”

Canadian Baseball HOF inductee Betty (Petryna) Allen Mullins passes away

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Grand Rapids Chicks and Fort Wayne Daisies third baseman Betty (Petryna) Allen Mullins passed away on September 4 at the age of 89, according to the official All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Twitter account. Born on November 26, 1930 in Liberty, Sask., Mullins played parts of two seasonsContinue reading “Canadian Baseball HOF inductee Betty (Petryna) Allen Mullins passes away”

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”