John Gibbons: “I tip my hat to Canada”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsWILi6aFcg&t=113s Former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has teamed with Canadian actor, producer and musician Stu Stone for a weekly series called Talking Points, sponsored by Bodog Canada. Watch the latest episode by clicking on the YouTube link above. July 1, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada John Gibbons managed the Toronto Blue... Continue Reading →

Dorchester, Ont., native David Mendham named Canadian Baseball Network’s college Player of the Year

David Mendham (Dorchester, Ont.) has been the named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Network's college Player of the Year Award. Note from Kevin Glew, blog founder: I grew up in Dorchester, Ont. So this special to me. Congratulations to David and the Mendham family! Official Canadian Baseball Network Press Release Canadian Baseball Network unveils... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Gary Carter, Nick Pivetta, Orv Franchuk

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - Self-described Baseball Reference Play Index adherent Austin J. Eich shares a seemingly endless stream of fascinating baseball stats on Twitter, including this one (below) about Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.). Eich notes that... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Ryan Dempster, Jim Fanning, Carlos Delgado

  By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: It was 40 years ago today that Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) won his 100th game as an American League pitcher, when he hurled a complete game for the Texas Rangers in their... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Tony Fernandez, Larry Walker, Nick Pivetta, Russell Martin

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - Please send your thoughts and prayers to Toronto Blue Jays legend and 2008 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Tony Fernandez who is in critical condition in hospital due to complications from a kidney disease. Fernandez has been fighting Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) for... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Russell Martin, Mike Soroka, Dave Van Horne

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         When is the last time you heard someone discuss the “Fenway Park effect” when evaluating a player’s Hall of Fame candidacy? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of it. And while people continually bring up Coors Field when debating whether Canadian Larry Walker (Maple... Continue Reading →

Mike Soroka wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

December 4, 2019 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Press Release St. Marys, Ont. – Calgary native Mike Soroka has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2019 Tip O’Neill Award. Canada’s baseball shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Stubby Clapp, Vancouver Asahi, Joey Votto

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) who was inducted into Arizona’s Cactus League Hall of Fame on Tuesday. The Canuck right-hander was inducted alongside fellow Cooperstowners Robin Yount and Ken Griffey Jr, as well as long-time executive Roland Hemond and Arizona... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, Rob Thomson, Jim Henderson, George Bell

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Don Wade of the Daily Memphian reported on Monday that the Texas Rangers have had “preliminary discussions” with Windsor, Ont., native Stubby Clapp about their vacant managerial position. Wade also indicates that if Clapp doesn’t get a big league manager’s job with another club,... Continue Reading →

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