Hall of Famer and former Vancouver Mounties third baseman Brooks Robinson died on Tuesday at the age of 86.
Canadian Baseball History Conference organizer Andrew North shares a story with the attendees at the conference in Windsor, Ont. on the weekend. Photo: Scott Crawford November 15, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The fifth annual Canadian Baseball History Conference took place in Windsor, Ont., on the weekend. Organized by Andrew North - the... Continue Reading →
Legendary trainer Doc Younker was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005. He passed away six years ago today. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -On Wednesday, Global News ran a wonderful tribute to Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) as part... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Last Sunday, former Montreal Expos superstar Vladimir Guerrero asked his Twitter followers what cap they would like to see him pictured in on his plaque if he’s elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame (He becomes eligible in 2017). Of the 24,804 votes... Continue Reading →
The following is a short piece that I wrote in 2010 about Robinson's tenure with the Vancouver Mounties. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He’s widely considered the best third baseman ever. From 1955 to 1977 with the Baltimore Orioles, Brooks Robinson was named to 18 all-star teams, won 16 Gold Glove awards, slammed 268... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - I can’t help but feel bad for longtime Toronto Blue Jays reliever Jason Frasor. Just when the club finally appears to be ready to make a post-season run, they can’t squeeze the right-hander, who has pitched in more games for... Continue Reading →