A (Steve) Christmas Story, holiday birthdays and Canadian baseball notes

*This is my (Steve) Christmas card to you. I wish you joy this holiday season and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support of this blog. I found out on Thursday that I was the winner of Baseball Canada's Bob Elliott Media Recognition Award. You can read more... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Derek Aucoin, Fergie Jenkins, Rich Butler, Carlton Fisk

Derek Aucoin was the first member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's board of directors from Quebec. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Derek Aucoin lit up a room when he walked into it. The former Montreal Expo... Continue Reading →

Five things you should know about . . . Jesse Jefferson

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Jesse Jefferson, a workhorse starting pitcher on the early Toronto Blue Jays teams, would've turned 72 today. The underrated right-hander, who hailed from Midlothian, Va., passed away in 2011 after a courageous battle with prostate cancer. He was just 62. Selected by the Blue Jays from the Chicago White... Continue Reading →

Great Canadian Baseball Moments: October 16, 1975 – Reggie Cleveland becomes the first Canadian pitcher to start a World Series game

As Reggie Cleveland warmed up in the bullpen at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium on October 16, 1975, he had no idea that he was about to become the first Canadian pitcher to start a World Series game. “No one told me that until years afterwards,” Cleveland told Brian Kendall for his 1995 book, Great Moments in... Continue Reading →

April 24, 1977 – Remembering Fergie Jenkins’ first start at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It seems fitting that the greatest Canadian pitcher was the first hurler to toss a shutout against the Toronto Blue Jays. On April 24, 1977, Fergie Jenkins, toeing the rubber for the Boston Red Sox, dominated the Jays for nine innings in front of 29,303 fans at Exhibition Stadium.... Continue Reading →

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