August 24, 1993 – Kevin Reimer becomes first Canadian since 1900 to record six hits in a MLB game

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It would’ve been understandable if Kevin Reimer was too exhausted to savour the fact that he had just made Canadian baseball history. After all, on August 24, 1993, when the left-handed hitting slugger became the first Canadian to record six hits in a major league game since 1900, heContinue reading “August 24, 1993 – Kevin Reimer becomes first Canadian since 1900 to record six hits in a MLB game”

New Canadian baseball book: The Pitching Professor: The Life & Times of Ernie Kershaw

Here’s some information on what sounds like a fascinating new book about British Columbia baseball legend Ernie Kershaw. The book is written by Vancouver sports researcher and historian Len Corben. Information on how to order the book can be found at the end of this blog entry. I’ve already ordered my copy. *********************************************************************************************** By LenContinue reading “New Canadian baseball book: The Pitching Professor: The Life & Times of Ernie Kershaw”

Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance honours Tom Valcke with President’s Award

Courtesy of CSTA Vancouver – Tom Valcke was named the recipient of the President’s Award by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) on Sunday at the 6th Annual CSTA PRESTIGE Awards Gala held at the River Rock Casino Hotel in Richmond, British Columbia. “We are thrilled to honour Tom, who has truly made a significantContinue reading “Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance honours Tom Valcke with President’s Award”

Bob Alexander: A British Columbia pitching pioneer

In recent years, British Columbia has become a hotbed for baseball talent. Current major leaguers Justin Morneau (New Westminster, BC), Jason Bay (Trail, BC), Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, BC), Rich Harden (Victoria, BC), Jeff Francis (North Delta, BC) and Blake Hawksworth (North Vancouver, BC) all hail from Canada’s western-most province. But 55 years ago, Bob AlexanderContinue reading “Bob Alexander: A British Columbia pitching pioneer”