Romano latest Canadian to play in All-Star Game

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July 19, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada According to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano is the 23rd different Canadian to be selected to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The Markham, Ont., native received the invite on Sunday. He will replace Justin Verlander on the American... Continue Reading →

Canadian major leaguers to watch as 2022 season begins

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April 8, 2022 Official Baseball Canada News Release OTTAWA – The 2022 Major League Baseball regular season is underway and it’s time to take our annual look at which Canadians are on MLB rosters to start the season. Sixteen Canadians saw action in the big leagues in 2021 with a modern-day record 26 Canadians appearing... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Dave McKay, Mark Teahen, James Paxton

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - Mississauga, Ont., native Dalton Pompey became the second Canadian to record an RBI in their first at bat with the Toronto Blue Jays. The 21-year-old outfielder’s ground out to first base plated Anthony Gose in the eighth inning in the Blue Jays’ 11-1 victory... Continue Reading →

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Canadian connections to the MLB All-Star Game

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A Canadian will be playing in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game for the 17th consecutive season. Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto, who grew up in Etobicoke, Ont., will start at first base for the National League in Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y. Toronto-born reliever Jesse Crain, who has posted... Continue Reading →

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20 Canadians selected in 2013 MLB Draft

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Courtesy of Adam Morrissette, Baseball Canada (www.baseball.ca) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO - The third and final day of the 2013 MLB Draft took place on Saturday with fifteen Canadians being selected by MLB clubs, bringing the grand total to 20 Canadians taken over the three-day event. Fifteen players selected are either current or former members... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? … Tom Cheek, Steve Demeter, Former Montreal Expos

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My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - After listening to Shirley Cheek, the wife of the late Tom Cheek, speak on behalf of her husband during Thursday’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame media conference call, I can understand why Hall of Fame... Continue Reading →

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Wood leads cast of nine Canadians selected on day two of MLB Draft

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Courtesy of Adam Morrissette, Baseball Canada (www.baseball.ca) OTTAWA - Eric Wood (Pickering, ON) became the first Canadian selected in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft when the Pittsburgh Pirates took him in the sixth round, 196th overall. In total, nine Canadians were selected on day two of MLB’s First-Year Player Draft which saw rounds two... Continue Reading →

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