Roberto Clemente started his pro career in Montreal

Roberto Clemente with the Montreal Royals in 1954. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame September 15, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When historians talk about baseball legends with connections to Canada early in their career, they often mention Babe Ruth who hit his first professional regular season home run in Toronto or the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Mike Soroka, Cal Quantrill, Claude Raymond

August 28, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -The Boston Red Sox announced on Thursday that left-hander James Paxton (Ladner, B.C.) has been shut down for the season with a grade 2 lat tear. The Canuck southpaw, who had been working his way back from Tommy John... Continue Reading →

Romano sets new mark for most saves in season by a Canadian with Canadian MLB team

August 1, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada With his 24th save of the 2022 campaign on Sunday, Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) broke the record he shared with ex-Montreal Expos reliever Claude Raymond (St. Jean, Que.) for most saves in a season by a Canadian pitcher for a Canadian major... Continue Reading →

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 Award... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Dave McKay, Jordan Romano, Fergie Jenkins

Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) is the only player born in Canada still active in the MLB posteason. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -It's Thanksgiving weekend and I wanted to thank you for your support of my blog. I hope you and your family have... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Alex Anthopoulos, Abraham Toro, Roberto Alomar, Whitey Ford

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – With the Atlanta Braves completing a sweep of the Miami Marlins in their National League Division Series on Thursday, Alex Anthopoulos (Montreal, Que.) became the third Canadian general manager to build a team that has advanced to the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Tyler Hall, Mike Soroka, Claude Raymond, Dave Stieb

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: My condolences to Great Lake Canadians and Junior National Team alum and Baltimore Orioles prospect Adam Hall (London, Ont.) whose father Tyler passed away on Monday at the age of 53 after a long battle with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood plasma. According... Continue Reading →

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