The Atlanta Braves have traded Michael Soroka to the Chicago White Sox as part of a five-player package for left-hander Aaron Bummer.
Did you know Jimmy Key was originally drafted by the Chicago White Sox? Or that Tom Henke was first selected by the Seattle Mariners? It's true.
February 1, 2023 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When Jesse Barfield was 13, he was sitting in the upper right field bleachers at Comiskey Park watching the Chicago White Sox with his friends, when he leaned over to them and said, “You know one day I’m going to be playing right out there.” “And... Continue Reading →
Kevin Glew remembers four Canadians who made significant contributions to baseball in our country that passed away in 2022.
*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 →
The winner of the 2022 Jack Graney Award will be announced on Thursday. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame November 27, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.), who managed the Philadelphia Phillies to a National League pennant this season, is back in Sebringville,... Continue Reading →
November 6, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Given the number of excellent defensive first basemen the Toronto Blue Jays have had over the years (Willie Upshaw, John Olerud, Lyle Overbay and Justin Smoak come to mind), it's surprising that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) is the... Continue Reading →
October 21, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Thirty years ago today, with two outs in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays clinging to a 2-1 lead over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of the 1992 World Series, manager Cito Gaston strolled to the mound and took the ball from Jimmy... Continue Reading →
October 10, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos second baseman Marv Staehle passed away on September 30 at the age of 80. He died in Lake Geneva, Wisc., where he lived in retirement with his wife, Mary Lou, who he had been married to for 56 years. No cause of death... Continue Reading →
Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame June 14, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will hold its first in-person induction ceremony since 2019 this Saturday in St. Marys, Ont. Four inductees will be honoured: Jeff Francis (2022), Justin Morneau (2020), Duane Ward (2020) and Pedro Martinez (2018). In... Continue Reading →