Family of Marty Healy donates his collection to Canadian ball hall

Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release St. Marys, Ont. – On what would’ve been Marty Healy’s 44th birthday, his family made the trek to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in St. Marys, Ont., to donate his vast collection of jerseys worn by Canadian major leaguers. Marty, who co-authored (along with RichardContinue reading “Family of Marty Healy donates his collection to Canadian ball hall”

But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Morneau, Stubby Clapp, Jacob Robson, Ken Griffey Jr.

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -It was 15 years ago today that Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) became the first – and still only – Canadian to win the American League Most Valuable Player award. In his 2006 season, MorneauContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Morneau, Stubby Clapp, Jacob Robson, Ken Griffey Jr.”

Strong list of candidate for Canadian ball hall’s Tip O’Neill Award

November 19, 2021 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release St. Marys, Ont. – It’s likely the strongest crop of Tip O’Neill Award candidates in the history of the award. Six players born in Canada enjoyed outstanding major league seasons in 2021. Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) challenged forContinue reading “Strong list of candidate for Canadian ball hall’s Tip O’Neill Award”

Yamamura becomes first individual Asahi player inducted into Canadian ball hall

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It’s a shame that Roy Yamamura wasn’t alive for his induction into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. His daughter Bonnie Fukuzama, who spoke on her father’s behalf during the Canadian ball hall’s virtual ceremony on Tuesday night, said her dad would’ve been overjoyed with the honour. “When I wasContinue reading “Yamamura becomes first individual Asahi player inducted into Canadian ball hall”

But What Do I Know? . . . Marty Healy, Joey Votto, Larry Walker, Fergie Jenkins

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Marty Healy would’ve turned 44 on Monday. He was a wonderful guy with an encyclopedic knowledge of Canadian baseball players and the co-author (with Richard Armstrong) of an excellent book about London, Ont., born big leaguer George Gibson. HeContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Marty Healy, Joey Votto, Larry Walker, Fergie Jenkins”

But What Do I Know? . . . Alex Anthopoulos, Tyler O’Neill, Jordan Romano, Roy Halladay

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -If your dream is to work in a front office position in Major League Baseball, here’s some inspiration for you: Montreal native Alex Anthopoulos started in professional baseball as an unpaid intern, organizing fan mail and photocopying game dayContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Alex Anthopoulos, Tyler O’Neill, Jordan Romano, Roy Halladay”

Register for free to watch Canadian ball hall’s virtual induction ceremony Nov. 16

Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release St. Marys, Ont. – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s class of 2021, which consists of 16 individuals and one team, will be inducted in a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. E.T. Along with the induction ceremony, the winners of theContinue reading “Register for free to watch Canadian ball hall’s virtual induction ceremony Nov. 16”

But What Do I Know? . . . Jamie Romak, Tyler O’Neill, Claude Raymond, Fred McGriff

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) announced his retirement from professional baseball on Saturday. Jeeho Yoo, of the YonHap News, reported Romak’s decision on Twitter last night. The 36-year-old Canuck, who won the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill AwardContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jamie Romak, Tyler O’Neill, Claude Raymond, Fred McGriff”

But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, Nick Pivetta, Jason Dickson, Rod Black

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -In a surprising move, the St. Louis Cardinals dismissed manager Mike Shildt on Thursday due to “philosophical differences.” The Cardinals won 17 games in a row in September to secure the final National League Wild Card spot before the club was defeated 3-1 in theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, Nick Pivetta, Jason Dickson, Rod Black”

Canadian ball hall to add 17 inductees for their historical contributions

St. Marys, Ont. – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s class of 2021 will consist of 16 individuals and one team that have made significant contributions to the history of baseball in Canada in a unique virtual ceremony that will take place on Tuesday, November 16. The list of new inductees includes trailblazingContinue reading “Canadian ball hall to add 17 inductees for their historical contributions”