Roberto Clemente started his pro career in Montreal

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 →

Message from Kevin Glew to Cooperstowners in Canada subscribers and supporters

This photo of Roberto Clemente with the 1954 Montreal Royals from the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's collection is what inspired the creation of this blog 11 years ago. April 12, 2022 Dear Cooperstowners in Canada subscriber, Thank you very much for supporting my Cooperstowners in Canada blog. It's greatly appreciated. For over 11 years,... Continue Reading →

Canadian Jack Graney wins the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award

Jack Graney. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada St. Thomas, Ont., native Jack Graney has been named the winner of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's 2022 Ford C. Frick Award, which is presented annually for broadcasting excellence. With the honour, Graney becomes the first winner of the award... Continue Reading →

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

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 →

Walker does Canada proud, hits home run with induction speech

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 →

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

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 →

Jackie Robinson: “I owe more to Canadians than they’ll ever know.”

Jackie Robinson played his first season of integrated baseball with the International League’s Montreal Royals in 1946 before breaking Major League Baseball’s colour barrier the following year. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. *Here’s an article I wrote a few years ago and have been updating each year. It has never been more important to... Continue Reading →

Sparky Anderson got start as manager in Toronto

Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When the Detroit Tigers won the World Series in 1984, Sparky Anderson became the first manager to win a championship with both an American League and National League (Cincinnati 1975, 1976) club. But while most associate the fiery, white-haired skipper, who would've turned... Continue Reading →

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