Twins call up Canadian Andrew Albers

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Minnesota Twins have called up left-hander Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.). Albers, 35, was promoted from the triple-A St. Paul Saints along with right-hander Kyle Barraclough to replace left-hander Lewis Thorpe who was placed on the 10-day injured list with shoulder soreness. The Twins have also designated right-handersContinue reading “Twins call up Canadian Andrew Albers”

Report: Detroit Tigers to call up Canadian Jacob Robson

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Detroit Tigers are set to call up Canadian outfielder Jacob Robson, according to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News. Robson, who grew up in Windsor, Ont., but was born in London, Ont., has been impressive with the Tigers’ triple-A Toledo Mud Hens this season, posting a .397 on-baseContinue reading “Report: Detroit Tigers to call up Canadian Jacob Robson”

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”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Steve Rogers, Scott Diamond

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Get well soon to Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) who revealed last Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Walker was scheduled to take part in the All-Star Game festivities in Denver, Colo., but he was forced toContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Steve Rogers, Scott Diamond”

My three most popular Canadian baseball social media posts of the week – July 3

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Here’s a summary of three of my most popular posts on social media (Facebook and Twitter) from this past week. 1.Bill Atkinson (Chatham, Ont.) becomes the first Canadian to pitch for the Montreal Expos on Canada Day. Posted on Facebook on Canada Day On July 1, 1977, right-hander BillContinue reading “My three most popular Canadian baseball social media posts of the week – July 3”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Scott Richmond, Fergie Jenkins, Sandy Koufax

    My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to my many friends and colleagues that were recognized on Bob Elliott’s exhaustively researched “Top 100 Most Influential Canadians” in baseball list. In particular, I wanted to acknowledge the work of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame director of operations Scott CrawfordContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Scott Richmond, Fergie Jenkins, Sandy Koufax”

Ex-Expos: Whatever happened to … Mike Gardiner

While other kids were shoveling snow off their backyard rinks, Mike Gardiner was clearing the sidewalk in front of his house, so he could play catch with his dad. “I always played catch on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day,” recalled Gardiner, a Sarnia, Ont., native who pitched six seasons in the big leagues. “MyContinue reading “Ex-Expos: Whatever happened to … Mike Gardiner”