Long Reads: Bob Emslie: The Canadian ump who quietly set pitching records

May 26, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Bob Emslie was an umpire. That’s how the St. Thomas, Ont., native identified himself well after he called his final major league strike. In fact, he was so closely linked to that profession that it’s listed as his occupation on his death certificate -- despite the... Continue Reading →

Canadian baseball history news and notes: Olerud, Jenkins, Ward, O’Halloran, Dawson

Toronto Blue Jays legend John Olerud will not be able to attend the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in June. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame May 18, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball history news and notes from the past few days: - The Canadian Baseball Hall of... Continue Reading →

Canadian ball hall to honour Guerrero Jr., Lott on Wednesday at Rogers Centre

Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame May 17, 2022 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release Montreal-born Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will be presented with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2021 Tip O’Neill Award in a ceremony prior to the Toronto Blue Jays game against the Seattle Mariners at Rogers... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, James Paxton, Fergie Jenkins, Jimy Williams

May 15, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -What Canadian do I think will have the best offensive season in the majors? If you had asked me this at the beginning of April, I would've said Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.), Tyler O'Neill (Maple Ridge, B.C.) or... Continue Reading →

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day at Rogers Centre

Jackie Robinson starred with the Montreal Royals in 1946. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame April 14, 2022 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s major league debut with a display at Rogers Centre on Jackie Robinson Day.... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Matt Brash, Joey Votto, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Derek Aucoin

Photo: Seattle Mariners By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Right-hander Matt Brash (Kingston, Ont.) seems to be the favourite to begin the season as the Seattle Mariners' No. 5 starter. The 6-foot-1 righty pitched two scoreless innings in his first start this spring and went a combined 6-4... Continue Reading →

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Pete Ward passes away at 84

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Chicago White Sox third baseman and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Pete Ward has passed away at the age of 84. White Sox reporter James Fegan, of The Athletic Chicago, shared the news on Twitter on Thursday afternoon. Ward died from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease on Wednesday... Continue Reading →

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