Former Montreal Expos reliever Jim Poole died on October 6 due to complications from ALS. He was 57 years old.
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.
It's been almost 60 years since his final major league pitch, but Ted Bowsfield (Penticton, B.C.) is still Canada's Teddy Ballgame.
September 30, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He was Pat Gillick’s favourite player. At least that’s how Willie Upshaw was described in some newspaper articles in the 1980s. And the description seems appropriate. After all, it was Gillick who drafted and signed Upshaw for the New York Yankees in 1975 and then again,... Continue Reading →
September 13, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Steve Davis, the first pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays' organization to register 20 wins in a single season, passed away on September 28, 2021 at the age of 61 after a courageous battle with cancer. His obituary was published recently by Thompson's Harveson & Cole... Continue Reading →
May 15, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -What Canadian do I think will have the best offensive season in the majors? If you had asked me this at the beginning of April, I would've said Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.), Tyler O'Neill (Maple Ridge, B.C.) or... Continue Reading →
Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) with the San Diego Padres. Photo: MLB on Fox By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes from the past week: -Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rheal Cormier (Cap Pele, N.B.) who passed away last March at the age of 53... Continue Reading →
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 →
Here I am interviewing Jack Graney's daughter, the lovely Margot Mudd, in St. Thomas, Ont., in 2014. Photo: Scott Crawford By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -I was thrilled when Jack Graney was named the winner of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C.... Continue Reading →
Jack Graney. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada St. Thomas, Ont., native Jack Graney has been named the winner of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's 2022 Ford C. Frick Award, which is presented annually for broadcasting excellence. With the honour, Graney becomes the first winner of the award... Continue Reading →