Barfield to join Bell, Moseby in Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

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February 1, 2023 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When Jesse Barfield was 13, he was sitting in the upper right field bleachers at Comiskey Park watching the Chicago White Sox with his friends, when he leaned over to them and said, “You know one day I’m going to be playing right out there.” “And... Continue Reading →

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Barfield, Boucher, Harden, Wiwchar to be inducted into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum

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Two former big league pitchers, a legendary Toronto Blue Jays outfielder and a grassroots coach and executive who has devoted seven decades to baseball have been elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Former Montreal Expos left-hander Denis Boucher (Montreal, Que.), ex-Oakland A’s right-hander Rich Harden (Victoria, B.C.) and rifle-armed ex-Blue Jays right fielder Jesse Barfield will be inducted in a ceremony at the Hall of Fame grounds in St. Marys, Ont., on June 17. Longtime Manitoba baseball coach and executive Joe Wiwchar will also be inducted.

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Meet Kelly Sage, the “Canadian baseball card guy”

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Kelly Sage holds a collage of Canadian baseball cards from his extensive collection. December 22, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He is the “Canadian baseball card guy.” At least that’s what many collectors and retired Canadian big leaguers call Kelly Sage. They know that when it comes to finding a baseball card of... Continue Reading →

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Romano wins 2022 Tip O’Neill Award

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December 6, 2022 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release St. Marys, Ont. – Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s 2022 Tip O’Neill Award. Canada’s baseball shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have... Continue Reading →

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Romano, Quantrill and Guerrero Jr. headline list of candidates for Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

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Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame November 18, 2022 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release St. Marys, Ont. – Two Toronto Blue Jays stars and a 15-game winner with the Cleveland Guardians are the top candidates for the 2022 Tip O’Neill Award. The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame presents this award annually to... Continue Reading →

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10 interesting facts I learned at the Canadian Baseball History Conference

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Canadian Baseball History Conference organizer Andrew North shares a story with the attendees at the conference in Windsor, Ont. on the weekend. Photo: Scott Crawford November 15, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The fifth annual Canadian Baseball History Conference took place in Windsor, Ont., on the weekend. Organized by Andrew North - the... Continue Reading →

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