But What Do I Know? . . . Tyler O’Neill, Cal Quantrill, Justin Morneau, Terry Puhl

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Tyler O’Neill (Maple Ridge, B.C.) belted his 30th home run of the season for the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of their doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs on Friday. With that, for the first time inContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tyler O’Neill, Cal Quantrill, Justin Morneau, Terry Puhl”

Canadian AAGPBL pitching star Audrey Haine Daniels passes away at 94

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Audrey Haine Daniels, who emerged from the sandlots of Winnipeg, Man., to throw multiple no-hitters in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), passed away on Saturday at the age of 94. News of her death was shared with me by Andrew Jenkins of Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Westlake,Continue reading “Canadian AAGPBL pitching star Audrey Haine Daniels passes away at 94”

But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Zach Pop, Dalton Pompey, Babe Ruth

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Robbie Ray was voted the American League’s Pitcher of the Month for August, but Port Hope, Ont., native Cal Quantrill also garnered some votes. During the month of August, Quantrill made six starts andContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Zach Pop, Dalton Pompey, Babe Ruth”

But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Albers, Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Pat Gillick

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –How is this for a welcome back to the big leagues? After being called up by the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, left-hander Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) was summoned from the bullpen in the fifth inning that night toContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Albers, Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Pat Gillick”

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. In a Canadian baseball fan’s perfect world, Henke would’ve reached that milestone with theContinue reading “August 18, 1995 – Tom Henke records 300th MLB save”

Canadian AAGPBL star Helen Nicol Fox passes away at 101

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Helen Nicol Fox, who emerged from the Alberta hamlet of Ardley to become the winningest pitcher in All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) history, passed away on July 25 at the age of 101. News of her death was shared with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on Thursday.Continue reading “Canadian AAGPBL star Helen Nicol Fox passes away at 101”

But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Zach Pop, John Axford, Doug Melvin

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –With Cleveland’s top two starters Shane Bieber and Aaron Civale on the 60-day disabled list, Canadian right-hander Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) is emerging as the new ace of their staff. He put together the most dominant performance ofContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Zach Pop, John Axford, Doug Melvin”

Remembering John Olerud’s 1993 season on his 53rd birthday

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Sports Illustrated writer Phil Taylor once wrote that John Olerud had “a swing so sweet it should be poured on pancakes.” That sweet swing, which Olerud perfected with help his from his dad, John Sr. and by reading Charley Lau’s book, The Art of Hitting .300, helped Olerud captureContinue reading “Remembering John Olerud’s 1993 season on his 53rd birthday”

“El Presidente! El Perfecto!” – Dennis Martinez’s perfect game 30 years later

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It was 30 years ago today that “El Presidente” was “El Perfecto.” That was how legendary broadcaster Dave Van Horne poetically summarized Montreal Expos ace Dennis Martinez’s perfect game against the Los Angeles Dodgers three decades ago (Listen in the video below). The 36-year-old Martinez, who had re-established himselfContinue reading ““El Presidente! El Perfecto!” – Dennis Martinez’s perfect game 30 years later”

But What Do I Know? . . . John Axford, Cal Quantrill, Carlos Delgado, Andre Dawson

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Help could be on its way for the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen from a veteran Canadian, provided that the club can clear a spot on their 40-man roster. Right-hander John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) has allowed just one hitContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . John Axford, Cal Quantrill, Carlos Delgado, Andre Dawson”