Ducey reunited with Bell at CBHFM induction ceremony

By Alexis Brudnicki, special guest contributor to Cooperstowners in Canada When Rob Ducey was looking to make his break into the big leagues from down on the farm with the Toronto Blue Jays, he knew it would be a difficult path to pave. Toronto’s outfield was already home to three stars who appeared to beContinue reading “Ducey reunited with Bell at CBHFM induction ceremony”

2013 CBHFM inductee Tim Raines – Things you might not know …

* Writer’s Note: This is my last in a series of “Things you might not know …” articles about this year’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees. This year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place tomorrow at 11 a.m. in St. Marys, Ont., on the museum’s ceremonial grounds. Admission is free. Born inContinue reading “2013 CBHFM inductee Tim Raines – Things you might not know …”

These Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame podcasts are definitely worth a listen

  Peter Bean, the director of fan engagement at the Canadian Baseball Network, has completed some excellent podcasts in advance of this weekend’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame festivities. They are definitely worth a listen. Here are the links: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame director of operations Scott Crawford talks about the weekend’s festivities: http://www.canadianbaseballnetwork.com/articles/podcast-hall-of-fame-weekend-preview/Continue reading “These Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame podcasts are definitely worth a listen”

2013 CBHFM Inductee – Rob Ducey – Things you might not know …

* Writer’s Note: This is my first in a series of “Things you might not know …” articles about this year’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees. This year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. in St. Marys, Ont., on the museum’s ceremonial grounds. Admission isContinue reading “2013 CBHFM Inductee – Rob Ducey – Things you might not know …”

Flashback to 1983 – A glorious start for both of Canada’s teams

If only Canadian baseball fans could turn their clocks back 30 years. That was my initial reaction when a fellow baseball aficionado handed me a copy of the July 11, 1983 edition of Maclean’s magazine (cover pictured above) last week. With 2005 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Dave Stieb and Steve Rogers (who areContinue reading “Flashback to 1983 – A glorious start for both of Canada’s teams”

Three Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame teammates, two wins in September

George Bell and Tim Raines will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., on June 30. Most Canadians remember Bell as a power-hitting left-fielder with the Toronto Blue Jays and Raines as a fleet-footed, leadoff hitter for the Montreal Expos, but these two all-stars were also teammates with theContinue reading “Three Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame teammates, two wins in September”

Bob Elliott inducted into Kingston sports hall

If you spend any amount of time with Bob Elliott, you’ll quickly discover that he’s passionate about three things: his family, baseball and his hometown of Kingston, Ont. That’s why his induction into the Kingston & District Sports Hall of Fame on Friday was every bit as meaningful to him as being honoured by theContinue reading “Bob Elliott inducted into Kingston sports hall”

Canadian ball hall presents Tip O’Neill Award to Votto

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame presented Joey Votto with the 2012 Tip O’Neill Award on Friday at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. The St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine presents this trophy annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to baseball’s highest ideals. In 2012,Continue reading “Canadian ball hall presents Tip O’Neill Award to Votto”

Canadian ball hall to present Tip O’Neill award to Votto on Friday

Courtesy of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame St. Marys – The 2012 James “Tip” O’Neill Award will be presented to Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) on Friday, April 19 during a pre-game ceremony at The Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. The Tip O’Neill Award is presented annually by the Canadian BaseballContinue reading “Canadian ball hall to present Tip O’Neill award to Votto on Friday”

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to be present at premiere of new Jackie Robinson movie

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame (http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca)  The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will be on the red carpet in Toronto as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present, a Legendary Pictures Production, and the Brian Helgeland film, “42.” Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland (“L.A. Confidential”) wrote and directed the drama “42”Continue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to be present at premiere of new Jackie Robinson movie”