A look at Albert Pujols’ Canadian connections

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St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols receives a standing ovation in his first at bat of his last series at Rogers Centre on July 26. Photo: ESPN Stats/Twitter September 28, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It seems fitting that Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.) was the first to congratulate Albert Pujols after the St.... Continue Reading →

Fergie Jenkins to be honoured with statue in hometown of Chatham

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Fergie Jenkins beside his statue outside Wrigley Field. Photo: Fergie Jenkins/Twitter September 23, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Starting next spring, you won't have to drive to Wrigley Field to see a statue of Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins. Darrin Canniff, the mayor of Chatham, Ont., Jenkins' hometown, announced on Thursday that a... Continue Reading →

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Roberto Clemente started his pro career in Montreal

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Roberto Clemente with the Montreal Royals in 1954. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame September 15, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When historians talk about baseball legends with connections to Canada early in their career, they often mention Babe Ruth who hit his first professional regular season home run in Toronto or the... Continue Reading →

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Schmidt was Expos killer during his MLB career

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April 20, 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 →

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Jack Graney named finalist for Hall’s Ford C. Frick Award

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Late Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Jack Graney (St. Thomas, Ont.) has been named one of eight finalists for the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2022 Ford C. Frick Award. Photo Credit: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Legendary Cleveland Indians player turned broadcaster Jack Graney (St. Thomas, Ont.)... Continue Reading →

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Walker does Canada proud, hits home run with induction speech

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Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) took a few seconds at the beginning of his induction speech to film the large crowd on hand in Cooperstown. Photo: National Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Larry Walker batted third at the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. That had... Continue Reading →

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A look at Hall of Famer Ted Simmons’ Canadian Connections

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He played in the long shadow of Johnny Bench and then Gary Carter and Carlton Fisk. And somewhere along the way, baseball fans and writers forgot just how good Ted Simmons was. But the eight-time All-Star catcher is finally getting his due. On Wednesday, he'll be inducted into the... Continue Reading →

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Walker’s Hall of Fame speech keeping him up at night

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Canadian slugger Larry Walker (right) and Fergie Jenkins (left) are not only fellow Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, they are fellow National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Fittingly, Larry Walker's National Baseball Hall of Fame induction conference call began at 3:33 p.m.... Continue Reading →

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