But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Rob Thomson, Tyler O’Neill, Dave Stieb

June 26, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada -In recent weeks, Boston Red Sox right-hander Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) has been one of the most dominant major league pitchers. In his last 10 starts, dating back to May 7, the Canuck righty is 8-1 with a 1.85 ERA and has struck out 65 batters... Continue Reading →

2020 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee: Duane Ward

Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame June 15, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will hold its first in-person induction ceremony since 2019 this Saturday in St. Marys, Ont. Four inductees will be honoured: Jeff Francis (2022), Justin Morneau (2020), Duane Ward (2020) and Pedro Martinez (2018). In... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jamie Campbell, Mike Soroka, Pete Ward, Joey Votto

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -Please send your thoughts and prayers to Blue Jays Central host Jamie Campbell who shared on Twitter on Wednesday that he's battling chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). He told fans that he still plans on being behind the desk, next to Joe Siddall, at... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Fergie Jenkins, Helen Callaghan, Joe Biagini

A photo of Joe Carter that I snapped from my seats in Dunedin at spring training in 1992. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) recently spoke with the Calgary Booster Club and provided an update on his progress on his surgically repaired... Continue Reading →

Anthopoulos named 2021 Most Influential Canadian in baseball by Canadian Baseball Network

Alex Anthopoulos (Montreal, Que.), the Atlanta Braves' World Series-winning GM Official Canadian Baseball Network News Release Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos has been named the Most Influential Canadian in baseball by the Canadian Baseball Network (CBN). The Montreal native, who became the first Canadian-born general manager to be at the helm of a World... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Alex Anthopoulos, Tyler O’Neill, Jordan Romano, Roy Halladay

Alex Anthopoulos (Montreal, Que.) is the first Canadian GM to win a World Series. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -If your dream is to work in a front office position in Major League Baseball, here's some inspiration for you: Montreal native Alex Anthopoulos started... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jamie Romak, Tyler O’Neill, Claude Raymond, Fred McGriff

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) announced his retirement from professional baseball on Saturday. Jeeho Yoo, of the YonHap News, reported Romak's decision on Twitter last night. The 36-year-old Canuck, who won the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's Tip O'Neill Award... Continue Reading →

August 18, 1995 – Tom Henke records 300th MLB save

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Twenty-six years ago today, Tom Henke registered his 300th major league save when he secured the final four outs for the St. Louis Cardinals in their 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves at Busch Stadium. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYbrLoDljdU In a Canadian baseball fan's perfect world, Henke would've reached that milestone with... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Nick Pivetta, Charles Bronfman, Bartolo Colon

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -The Atlanta Braves shared in a medical update on Twitter on Saturday that Canadian right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) has re-torn his right Achilles tendon. The 23-year-old Canuck felt a pop in his Achilles while walking to the clubhouse... Continue Reading →

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