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.
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
October 14, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Hall of Fame closer Bruce Sutter passed away on Thursday night at the age of 69. The longtime Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals reliever died in hospice care in Cartersville, Ga., after recently being diagnosed with cancer. “All our father ever wanted to be remembered... Continue Reading →
Jacques Doucet (left) and Jerry Howarth (right) have been named 2023 Ford C. Frick Award finalists. Photos: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame October 6, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Canadian broadcasting legends Jacques Doucet and Jerry Howarth are among the 10 finalists for the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2023 Ford C. Frick... Continue Reading →
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 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 →