But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Ernie Whitt

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – It took 30 years but Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) finally has some Canadian company in the plaque gallery in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) joked about joining Jenkins in hisContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Ernie Whitt”

But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Albers, Cal Quantrill, Rowan Wick, Tom Cheek, Dave Stieb

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –One of the feel-good Canadian baseball stories this year has been North Battleford, Sask., native Andrew Albers’ return to the big leagues with the Minnesota Twins. After holding the New York Yankees to one run in four innings inContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Albers, Cal Quantrill, Rowan Wick, Tom Cheek, Dave Stieb”

Twins call up Canadian Andrew Albers

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Minnesota Twins have called up left-hander Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.). Albers, 35, was promoted from the triple-A St. Paul Saints along with right-hander Kyle Barraclough to replace left-hander Lewis Thorpe who was placed on the 10-day injured list with shoulder soreness. The Twins have also designated right-handersContinue reading “Twins call up Canadian Andrew Albers”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Steve Rogers, Scott Diamond

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Get well soon to Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) who revealed last Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Walker was scheduled to take part in the All-Star Game festivities in Denver, Colo., but he was forced toContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Steve Rogers, Scott Diamond”

But What Do I Know? . . . Jordan Romano, Joey Votto, Andrew Albers, Bill Slack

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Thursday that closer Kirby Yates has undergone Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2021 season. The Blue Jays are now looking for someone to step in as closer. They have yet toContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jordan Romano, Joey Votto, Andrew Albers, Bill Slack”

But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Andrew Albers, Joey Votto, Tim Wallach

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – “I’ve always dreamed of it happening,” Josh Naylor told Cleveland.com reporter Paul Hoynes about being on the same team as his younger brother, Bo. Hoynes recently wrote an excellent feature about the Naylor brothers, who hail from Mississauga,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Andrew Albers, Joey Votto, Tim Wallach”

Andrew Albers returns to Twins

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada After three seasons with the Orix Buffaloes of the Japan Pacific League, left-hander Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) has signed a minor league deal to return to the Minnesota Twins. The deal, which includes an invitation to big league spring training, was announced by True Gravity Baseball, the agencyContinue reading “Andrew Albers returns to Twins”

Strong list of candidates for Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

November 12, 2020 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release St. Marys, Ont. – In a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted baseball schedules everywhere, there were still plenty of standout performances by Canadians. In the major league ranks, two Canuck pitchers Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) and Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) emergedContinue reading “Strong list of candidates for Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award”

But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Mathieson, Andrew Albers, Jason Dickson, Nigel Wilson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Congratulations to all of Baseball Canada’s 2019 National Team Award winners. The following awards were handed out on Saturday night: Stubby Clapp Award – Scott Richmond (Vancouver, B.C.) Special Recognition Award – Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) Junior National Team MVP – Dasan Brown (Oakville, Ont.)Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Mathieson, Andrew Albers, Jason Dickson, Nigel Wilson”

But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Johnny Rutherford, Joey Votto, Andrew Albers

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         When right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) starts Game 3 of the National League Division Series for the Atlanta Braves against the St. Louis Cardinals today, he’ll become the 20th Canadian to pitch in a major league post-season game. According to the Canadian Baseball HallContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Johnny Rutherford, Joey Votto, Andrew Albers”