But What Do I Know? . . . Dave Van Horne, Travis Snider, Joey Votto, Michael Saunders

Legendary Montreal Expos broadcaster and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Dave Van Horne is retiring. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes from the past week: -Legendary Montreal Expos broadcaster and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Dave Van Horne is retiring. He... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Russell Martin, Mike Soroka, Dave Van Horne

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         When is the last time you heard someone discuss the “Fenway Park effect” when evaluating a player’s Hall of Fame candidacy? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of it. And while people continually bring up Coors Field when debating whether Canadian Larry Walker (Maple... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, James Paxton, Dennis Martinez, Tip O’Neill

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Port Hope, Ont., native Cal Quantrill has been very effective in his new role as a swingman on the San Diego Padres pitching staff. After picking up a win in his start against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday, he has allowed just one... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees Edition

[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: - In case you missed it, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2014 induction class on Monday. Long-time Montreal Expos third baseman Tim Wallach, legendary Expos broadcaster Dave Van Horne, former Expos GM Murray Cook and late Toronto... Continue Reading →

New Canadian ball hall inductee Dave Van Horne reflects on “El Presidente, El Perfecto!”

Dave Van Horne says it would be easy for him to claim that his famous “El Presidente, El Perfecto!” call after Dennis Martinez recorded the final out in his perfect game on July 28, 1991 was a spontaneous exclamation, but that wouldn’t be the truth. “I was working the telecast with Ken Singleton and in... Continue Reading →

“Saint” Shirley Cheek inspires on Canadian ball hall induction day

Shirley Cheek is a strong and courageous woman. That much was evident after a 15-minute interview with her prior to the posthumous induction of her husband, Tom, the legendary voice of the Toronto Blue Jays, into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday. Former players George Bell, Tim Raines, Rob Ducey and builder Nat... Continue Reading →

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