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

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

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 fifth inning that night toContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Albers, Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Pat Gillick”

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

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 Comerica Park on Friday, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com. Batting ninth and playing left fieldContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jacob Robson, Joey Votto, Rowan Wick, Rheal Cormier”

Report: Detroit Tigers to call up Canadian Jacob Robson

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Detroit Tigers are set to call up Canadian outfielder Jacob Robson, according to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News. Robson, who grew up in Windsor, Ont., but was born in London, Ont., has been impressive with the Tigers’ triple-A Toledo Mud Hens this season, posting a .397 on-baseContinue reading “Report: Detroit Tigers to call up Canadian Jacob Robson”

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

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

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 be honoured with a statue outside Wrigley Field. The Cubs made the announcement on Tuesday. The legendary right-hander had sixContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Larry Walker, James Paxton, Mike Soroka, Ron Taylor”

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-crazedContinue reading “Five things you should know about . . . Travis Fryman”

Sparky Anderson got start as manager in Toronto

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When the Detroit Tigers won the World Series in 1984, Sparky Anderson became the first manager to win a championship with both an American League and National League (Cincinnati 1975, 1976) club. But while most associate the fiery, white-haired skipper, who would’ve turned 87 today, with the Big RedContinue reading “Sparky Anderson got start as manager in Toronto”

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Mike Soroka, John Olerud, Lloyd Moseby

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – MLB agent Scott Boras told reporters on Tuesday that free agent left-hander James Paxton (Ladner, B.C.) is almost completely healthy after an injury-shortened 2020 season. “He’s far into bullpen [sessions] and is throwing bullpens for select teams,” BorasContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Mike Soroka, John Olerud, Lloyd Moseby”

Former Expos infielder Johnny Paredes dies at 58

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos second baseman Johnny Paredes passed away on Thursday in Maracaibo, Venezuela after a battle with cancer at the age of 58. Danny Gallagher was the first Canadian reporter to share the news. His death has also been reported in El Nacional. Born on September 2, 1962Continue reading “Former Expos infielder Johnny Paredes dies at 58”