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

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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

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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 →

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Find the Canadian Connection – 1976 Topps Bill Stein

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  This is the sixth of my “Find the Canadian Connection” features.  For this feature, I close my eyes and reach into a random box of baseball cards in my basement and pull out a single card. I then try to establish a Canadian connection for the player featured on the card. You can read... Continue Reading →

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

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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 →

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

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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 →

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

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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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But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Joey Votto, Dave Stieb, George Gibson

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         It was 27 years ago yesterday that Chatham, Ont., native Fergie Jenkins became the first – and still only – Canadian player inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. You can watch his induction speech here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh5R-qTkL8Y ·         One player making... Continue Reading →

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