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 →

Puhl to be inducted into the Astros Hall of Fame on Saturday

August 12, 2022 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release Melville, Sask., native Terry Puhl will be inducted into the Houston Astros Hall of Fame on Saturday. The longtime Astros outfielder, who was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., in 1995, will be honoured, alongside former general manager... Continue Reading →

Blue Jays pick up Canadian reliever Zach Pop in deadline deal with Marlins

August 2, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired right-hander Zach Pop (Brampton, Ont.) and reliever Anthony Bass from the Miami Marlins in exchange for top infield prospect Jordan Groshans. The Blue Jays, who will also receive a player to be named later in the deal, announced the transaction... Continue Reading →

Romano sets new mark for most saves in season by a Canadian with Canadian MLB team

August 1, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada With his 24th save of the 2022 campaign on Sunday, Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) broke the record he shared with ex-Montreal Expos reliever Claude Raymond (St. Jean, Que.) for most saves in a season by a Canadian pitcher for a Canadian major... Continue Reading →

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