It has been called the greatest catch in major league history. Jason Dickson agrees with that assessment and he might be the best person to judge. After all, the Miramichi, N.B., native was the California Angels pitcher on June 10, 1997 when with two outs and runners on first and second in the bottom of the fifth inning, Kansas City Royals outfielder David Howard belted one of his curveballs deep into centre field at Kauffman Stadium, well over the head of outfielder Jim Edmonds.
Ontario Terriers and Okanagan College alum Trevor Brigden (North York Ont.), who pitched for Canada at the WBSC Americas Olympic Qualifier in 2021, has been invited to big league camp by the Tampa Bay Rays. Photo: Baseball Canada January 24, 2023 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Right-hander Trevor Brigden is one of 18 minor... Continue Reading →
Junior National Team alum and former big league left-hander Adam Loewen (Surrey, B.C.) will attempt a comeback to play for Canada at the World Baseball Classic. The 38-year-old left-hander hasn’t thrown a pitch or hit in an international competition for Canada since 2019, but given his track record, no one should bet against him.
Canadian Women's National Team legend Ashley Stephenson has been hired as a coach by the Toronto Blue Jays’ High-A affiliate, Vancouver Canadians.
A game-used Albert Pujols bat is one of the items up for bids in Baseball Canada's annual national teams fundraising auction.
The Miami Marlins designated Canadian infielder/outfielder Charles Leblanc for assignment on Wednesday.
Kevin Glew remembers four Canadians who made significant contributions to baseball in our country that passed away in 2022.
*This is my (Steve) Christmas card to you. I wish you joy this holiday season and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support of this blog. I found out on Thursday that I was the winner of Baseball Canada's Bob Elliott Media Recognition Award. You can read more... Continue Reading →
Ernie Whitt will again manage Canada at the World Baseball Classic. Photo: Baseball Canada December 18, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Since taking over as senior national team manager in 1999, Toronto Blue Jays legend Ernie Whitt has guided the squad to its first two gold... Continue Reading →
Photo: Baseball Canada December 6, 2022 Baseball Canada OTTAWA - Baseball Canada is thrilled to announce that Greg Hamilton has been named the winner of Baseball America’s Tony Gwynn Award for 2022 in recognition of his lifetime achievement and contributions to the game of baseball. Hamilton, who’s held the title of head coach and director... Continue Reading →