Thirty years ago, Reimer became first Canadian since 1900 to record six hits in a MLB game

On this date 30 years ago, Kevin Reimer (Enderby, B.C.) became the first Canadian to have six hits in a major league game since 1900.

Canadian MLBers you might not have heard of . . . Ralph Buxton

He played on a World Series-winning team with Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra and pitched for Hall of Fame managers Connie Mack and Casey Stengel. However with the way umpires check pitchers for substances today, Ralph Buxton, the man sometimes referred to as the “Pine Tar Baby,” would’ve been in trouble. But that’s all part of the story of this little-talked-about right-hander, who in 1938 became the first player born in Saskatchewan to compete in the major leagues.

Canadian Scheurwater umpiring NLDS between Braves and Phillies

Stu Scheurwater (Regina, Sask.) October 12, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Regina, Sask., native Stu Scheurwater is part of the umpiring crew working the National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. Scheurwater was the third base umpire in the Phillies' 7-6 win in the opener on Tuesday. Bill Miller... Continue Reading →

Phillies sign Rob Thomson to two-year extension

Photo: Philadelphia Phillies/Twitter October 10, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Philadelphia Phillies have signed Canadian manager Rob Thomson to a two-year contract extension. The announcement came two days after the Corunna, Ont., native led the Phillies to a sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals in their Wild Card Series. The Phillies will... Continue Reading →

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