Kevin Glew shares 10 things you might not know about unheralded longtime Toronto Blue Jays workhorse pitcher Jim Clancy.
Tag: Dave Stieb
Why Mark Bomback started on Opening Day for the Blue Jays in 1982
Dave Stieb, Jimmy Key, Pat Hentgen and Roy Halladay all made Opening Days starts for the Blue Jays. But so did Mark Bomback.
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 →
But What Do I Know? . . . Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Jack Graney, Paul Beeston, Dave Stieb
July 22, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada You are receiving my weekly column of Canadian baseball news and notes on Friday this week because I have a commitment on Sunday. Hope you have a great weekend! -For me, the best moment of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday was when Vladimir... Continue Reading →
But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Josh Naylor, Cal Quantrill, Ernie Whitt
Canadian Junior National Team members (left to right) Hugh Pinkney, Sam White, Ty Hamilton, Cameron Chee-Aloy and Carson Lumley (background) chat it up with Russell Martin prior to the Toronto Blue Jays game on Canada Day. Photo: Toronto Blue Jays July 3, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada -On Canada Day at Rogers Centre, the... Continue Reading →
Ex-Blue Jays: Whatever happened to . . . Jeff DeWillis?
Jeff DeWillis in spring training with the Blue Jays in 1986. Photo supplied. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Jeff DeWillis dug into the batter’s box at Comiskey Park with two outs in the top of the fifth inning with the Toronto Blue Jays trailing the Chicago White Sox 3-2. One of his catching heroes,... Continue Reading →
But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Jordan Romano, Jeff Francis, Dave Winfield
Two Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees that are mentioned in this week's column. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Great news for those of us in Canada who have been wanting to see the documentary about Fergie Jenkins... Continue Reading →
But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Albers, Cal Quantrill, Rowan Wick, Tom Cheek, Dave Stieb
North Battleford, Sask., native Andrew Albers. Photo: True Gravity Baseball By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –One of the feel-good Canadian baseball stories this year has been North Battleford, Sask., native Andrew Albers' return to the big leagues with the Minnesota Twins. After holding the... Continue Reading →
Five fun facts about . . . Luis Leal
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Thirty-eight years ago yesterday, Luis Leal tossed a two-hit shutout for the Toronto Blue Jays in their 8-0 win over the eventual American League West champion Chicago White Sox on a steamy night at Comiskey Park. It was the 26-year-old right-hander’s first major league shutout. “It was warm like... Continue Reading →
Remembering the last game at Exhibition Stadium 32 years ago today
The scene after George Bell clubbed a walk-off home run for the Toronto Blue Jays in their final game at Exhibition Stadium 32 years ago today. Photo: YouTube By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It was a dramatic and fitting end for the Toronto Blue Jays at Exhibition Stadium. Thirty-two years ago today, on an... Continue Reading →