Canadian baseball fans still love Jesse Barfield. That was resoundingly clear on Saturday afternoon in St. Marys, Ont., when he was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
Where have you gone, Paul Serna? That's the question collectors attempting to collect autographed 1983 Topps Baseball cards are asking.
Right-hander John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) would like to play for Canada at the 2023 World Baseball Classic. Photo: Baseball Canada July 10, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada -Right-hander John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) is hoping to pitch for Canada at the 2023 World Baseball Classic. The 39-year-old right-hander hinted at that in... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It's been a tough year, a really tough year. Over 340,000 Americans and more than 15,000 Canadians have died from the coronavirus (COVID-19) and it hasn't spared former big leaguers. Sadly, Tom Seaver, Jay Johnstone, Rick Baldwin and Lindy McDaniel were among those who lost their battle with the... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Who was the first player to record 1,000 hits as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays? This is one of those questions that might trick even the most diehard Blue Jays fan. I think the majority of us who have followed the Blue Jays since the 1980s would... Continue Reading →
June 14, 2020 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - Veteran right-handers Scott Mathieson and Scott Richmond, who were both born in Vancouver, had hoped to pitch for Canada at the Olympics this summer and then retire. With the Olympics postponed until 2021, however, both... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · “I’m not thinking about baseball right now, if I’m honest. I’m just trying to take it moment by moment and look after the people closest to me.” That’s what Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) told Sridhar Pappu for... Continue Reading →
Former Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos infielder Damaso Garcia has passed away at the age of 63. His death was confirmed to ESPN by his son Damaso Garcia Jr. Garcia had reportedly been in deteriorating health in recent years. In 1991, Garcia underwent surgery for a malignant brain tumor. The cancer and after-effects of... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Hall of Fame slugger Willie Stargell would’ve turned 76 today. The Pittsburgh Pirates legend walloped 475 home runs in 21 major league seasons and was particularly potent with the bat against the Expos in Montreal. On July 16, 1969, he became the first player... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Former Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jesse Barfield announced on Twitter on Monday that he’s 100 per cent cancer-free. The popular ex-Jay has not disclosed the type of cancer he was battling. Throughout his private battle, the 56-year-old Barfield remained active in baseball, participating in... Continue Reading →