Jack Graney named finalist for Hall’s Ford C. Frick Award

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Late Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Jack Graney (St. Thomas, Ont.) has been named one of eight finalists for the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2022 Ford C. Frick Award. Photo Credit: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Legendary Cleveland Indians player turned broadcaster Jack Graney (St. Thomas, Ont.)... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Zach Pop, John Axford, Doug Melvin

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Ontario Terriers and Junior National Team alum Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) has been pitching like an ace for Cleveland. Photo: AP By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –With Cleveland's top two starters Shane Bieber and Aaron Civale on the 60-day disabled list, Canadian right-hander... Continue Reading →

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Canadian MLBers you might not have heard of . . . Bob Alexander

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Vancouver native Bob Alexander pitched in four games for the Baltimore Orioles in 1955. Photo: The Evening Sun (Baltimore) By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Bob Alexander was the very definition of a journeyman professional pitcher, toeing the rubber for no less than 17 teams in 18 seasons. But the crafty right-hander’s resume does boast... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Larry Walker, James Paxton, Mike Soroka, Ron Taylor

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Fergie Jenkins will be immortalized with a statue outside of Wrigley Field in Chicago. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Congratulations to Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) who will become the fourth former Chicago Cubs player to... Continue Reading →

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He coached for the Expos? . . . Larry Doby

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It was the fall of 1975 and it seemed like the stage might be set for Larry Doby to once again make major league history. Doby, who, in July 1947, became the first African-American player to compete in the American League, was a highly respected hitting instructor in the... Continue Reading →

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