Ex-Blue Jays: Whatever happened to? . . . Steve Bowling


By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He was the first rifle-armed Toronto Blue Jays right fielder. Before Jesse Barfield, Shawn Green, Raul Mondesi and Jose Bautista, there was Steve Bowling. The former University of Tulsa running back was the starting right fielder for the Blue Jays in the franchise’s first game on April 7, 1977.... Continue Reading →


Ex-Blue Jays: Whatever happened to? . . . Chuck Hartenstein


He’s the answer to one of the more challenging Canadian baseball trivia questions. Who is the only person to be in a big league uniform for the first game at Exhibition Stadium and the first game at the SkyDome? The answer is Chuck Hartenstein, who was a member of the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen for... Continue Reading →


Tom McKee, first TV voice of the Toronto Blue Jays, dies


Tom McKee, a member of the Toronto Blue Jays inaugural TV broadcast team, died on Monday at age 76. He passed away at the Southlake Regional Hospital in Newmarket, Ont., after a lengthy illness. Best known to baseball fans for his work on Jays’ telecasts – first on camera and later as a producer –... Continue Reading →


But What Do I Know? … Justin Morneau, Scott Diamond, Phillippe Aumont


My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  A belated congratulations to New Westminster, B.C., native Justin Morneau who belted his 200th career homer off of Cleveland Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin on August 6. The Twins slugger becomes the fourth Canadian to belt 200 big... Continue Reading →


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