With friends and family sitting close by, Denis Boucher found it difficult to hold back the tears at his Canadian ball hall induction ceremony on Saturday afternoon in St. Marys, Ont.
Here's a rundown of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's 2023 induction festivities that begin tonight and extend through Saturday.
Kevin Glew's second 2023 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee spotlight is on former big league left-hander and national team coach Denis Boucher.
Kevin Glew's first 2023 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee spotlight is on former big league right-hander Rich Harden.
Sportsnet's Hazel Mae will host the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's 2023 induction ceremony in St. Marys, Ont., on June 17.
The 1997 National League Cy Young Award won by Montreal Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez will be one of the new artifacts on display at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., when it opens for the season on May 3.
My weekly "But What Do I Know?" column discusses the World Baseball Classic, Cal Quantrill, Tristan Pompey and Jerry Howarth.
Two former big league pitchers, a legendary Toronto Blue Jays outfielder and a grassroots coach and executive who has devoted seven decades to baseball have been elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Former Montreal Expos left-hander Denis Boucher (Montreal, Que.), ex-Oakland A’s right-hander Rich Harden (Victoria, B.C.) and rifle-armed ex-Blue Jays right fielder Jesse Barfield will be inducted in a ceremony at the Hall of Fame grounds in St. Marys, Ont., on June 17. Longtime Manitoba baseball coach and executive Joe Wiwchar will also be inducted.
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 My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Rest in peace to Canada's hockey dad, Walter Gretzky. He passed away on Thursday at the age of 82 after battling Parkinson's disease and a number of other health issues. The senior Gretzky was also a big baseball... Continue Reading →