But What Do I Know? . . . Alex Anthopoulos, Abraham Toro, Tip O’Neill Award, Don Mattingly

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Photo: Atlanta Braves December 4, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Congratulations to Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos (Montreal, Que.) who has been named Baseball America's Executive of the Year. “I just view it as an organizational award,” Anthopoulos told Baseball America. “It’s an organizational award... Continue Reading →

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Cooperstowners in Canada: Mike Schmidt

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November 2, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Longtime Montreal Expos fans won't be surprised to learn that Mike Schmidt belted his first major league home run against their beloved club. To many of them, it seemed like the Phillies star never stopped hitting home runs off Expos hurlers during his Hall of Fame... Continue Reading →

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A look at Albert Pujols’ Canadian connections

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St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols receives a standing ovation in his first at bat of his last series at Rogers Centre on July 26. Photo: ESPN Stats/Twitter September 28, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It seems fitting that Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.) was the first to congratulate Albert Pujols after the St.... Continue Reading →

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Pedro still loves Canada, city of Montreal

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Pedro Martinez delivers his long-awaited Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech in St. Marys, Ont., on Saturday. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. June 22, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada “I love you, Canada!” Pedro Martinez shouted those words near the end of his long awaited Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction... Continue Reading →

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Terry Puhl elected to Houston Astros Hall of Fame

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Longtime outfielder Terry Puhl (Melville, Sask.) has been elected to the Houston Astros Hall of Fame. Photo: Houston Astros/Twitter By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Melville, Sask., native Terry Puhl has been elected to the Houston Astros Hall of Fame. The Astros made the announcement in a press release on Thursday. The longtime Astros outfielder... Continue Reading →

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Brash to be called up by Mariners

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Right-hander Matt Brash (Kingston, Ont.) will be called up by the Seattle Mariners today. Photo: Niagara University Athletics By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Canadian right-hander Matt Brash will be added to the Seattle Mariners’ roster prior to today’s game with the Oakland A’s, according to a report from Ryan Divish, of The Seattle Times.... Continue Reading →

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Canadian MLBers you might not have heard of . . . Bob Alexander

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Vancouver native Bob Alexander pitched in four games for the Baltimore Orioles in 1955. Photo: The Evening Sun (Baltimore) By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Bob Alexander was the very definition of a journeyman professional pitcher, toeing the rubber for no less than 17 teams in 18 seasons. But the crafty right-hander’s resume does boast... Continue Reading →

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