On Tom Glavine's 57th birthday, Kevin Glew shares some of the Hall of Fame left-hander's Canadian connections.
Cooperstowners in Canada: Robin Yount
Kevin Glew runs down some of Milwaukee Brewers legend and National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Robin Yount's Canadian connections.
Fergie Jenkins statue to be unveiled in Chatham on June 10
A Fergie Jenkins statue will be unveiled in Chatham, Ont., on June 10.
McGriff, Rolen won’t be pictured in Blue Jays caps on National Baseball Hall of Fame plaques
Fred McGriff and Scott Rolen will not be featured in Toronto Blue Jays caps on their Hall of Fame plaques.
Rolen worked hard for Cooperstown honour, helped shape Votto’s career
Without Scott Rolen, Canadian slugger Joey Votto likely wouldn’t be a six-time All-Star, and that's just one of the new Hall of Famer's Canadian connections.
Remembering Roberto Clemente on the 50th anniversary of his death
When Roberto Clemente's plane carrying relief supplies to Nicaragua crashed 50 years ago today, down with it went the hearts and spirits of the thousands Clemente managed to touch during his short life.
McGriff elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame
December 4, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Toronto Blue Jays slugger Fred McGriff was unanimously elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday by the Contemporary Baseball Era Players Committee. All 16 members on the committee voted for McGriff. Candidates required 12 of 16 votes (or 75 per cent) to... Continue Reading →
Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry passes away at 84
December 1, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Hall of Fame right-hander Gaylord Perry passed away on Thursday morning at the age of 84. He reportedly died at his home in Gaffney, S.C., of natural causes. Perry and Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) forged a fast friendship when they pitched together on two... Continue Reading →
Why Fred McGriff should be in the Hall of Fame
November 30, 2022 By Kevin Glew Coooperstowners in Canada It’s a felony that the “Crime Dog” isn’t already in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least that’s what Fred McGriff’s strongest supporters believe. And you can count John Tuberty in that group. McGriff was the inspiration behind his blog, Tubbs Baseball Blog, that he... Continue Reading →
Cooperstowners in Canada: Mike Schmidt
November 2, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Longtime Montreal Expos fans won't be surprised to learn that Mike Schmidt belted his first major league home run against their beloved club. To many of them, it seemed like the Phillies star never stopped hitting home runs off Expos hurlers during his Hall of Fame... Continue Reading →