He played for the Expos? . . . Jason Thompson

September 1, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Most baseball fans have probably forgotten that Jason Thompson spent nearly three months with the Montreal Expos at the start of the 1986 season. And Thompson would likely prefer it that way. A three-time All-Star with the Detroit Tigers, California Angels and Pittsburgh Pirates before being... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Zach Pop, Vin Scully, Jordan Romano, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Right-hander Zach Pop (Brampton, Ont), shown here with the Junior National Team, became the 13th Canadian to pitch for the Toronto Blue Jays when he tossed a scoreless inning against the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Photo: Baseball Canada August 7, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Right-hander... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Morneau, Stubby Clapp, Jacob Robson, Ken Griffey Jr.

Justin Morneau was named the American MVP 15 years ago. Photo: Minnesota Twins By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -It was 15 years ago today that Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) became the first - and still only - Canadian to... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Ernie Whitt

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – It took 30 years but Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) finally has some Canadian company in the plaque gallery in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) joked about joining Jenkins in his... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Albers, Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Pat Gillick

Pat Gillick turns 84 today. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –How is this for a welcome back to the big leagues? After being called up by the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, left-hander Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) was summoned from the bullpen in the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jacob Robson, Joey Votto, Rowan Wick, Rheal Cormier

Jacob Robson (Windsor, Ont.) made his MLB debut with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. Photo: MLB.com By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –Outfielder Jacob Robson's parents enjoyed an eight-minute helicopter ride from Windsor to Detroit to take in their son's first major league start at... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Josh Naylor, Dustin Molleken, Pat Hentgen

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who was born in Montreal, Que., was voted the American League's starting first baseman for the All-Star Game which will take place at Coors Field on July 13. With this, he becomes... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Larry Walker, James Paxton, Mike Soroka, Ron Taylor

Fergie Jenkins will be immortalized with a statue outside of Wrigley Field in Chicago. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Congratulations to Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) who will become the fourth former Chicago Cubs player to... Continue Reading →

Five things you should know about . . . Travis Fryman

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When most people think of Travis Fryman, they remember him as a steady, productive Gold Glove Award-winning third baseman for the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians. But to me, Fryman will always be a fresh-faced 20-year-old shortstop for the double-A London Tigers at Labatt Park. I was a baseball-crazed... Continue Reading →

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