Jeff Francis to be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Colorado Rockies ace Jeff Francis has been elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Vancouver-born left-hander, who’s the only Canadian to start Game 1 of a World Series, will be inducted in a ceremony at the Hall of Fame grounds in St. Marys, Ont.,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Terry Puhl, Justin Morneau, Scott Rolen, Dustin Molleken

Terry Puhl (Melville, Sask.) managing the Canadian national team in 2008. Photo: Baseball Canada By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame is set to announce their 2022 induction class on Wednesday. Stay tuned to this website for the announcement. The 2022 induction class will... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Phillippe Aumont, Matt Stairs, Jesse Crain, Duane Ward

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - Just a reminder that the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., opened its doors for the season yesterday. It's well worth a visit. For more information about its hours and its COVID-19 safety precautions, please... Continue Reading →

Morneau, Olerud, Ward and Doucet to be inducted into Canadian ball hall

February 4, 2020 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Press Release St. Marys, Ont. – The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2020 induction class includes two all-star first basemen that have won major league batting titles, the most effective set-up man in Toronto Blue Jays history and a legendary Montreal Expos broadcaster. Canadian slugger Justin... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Eric Gagne, James Paxton, Jose Bautista, Duane Ward, Ricky Romero

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         In case you missed it (like I did), Mascouche, Que., native Eric Gagne ended his comeback bid with the independent Atlantic League Long Island Ducks on May 20. The 41-year-old right-hander was hit hard in five appearances with the Ducks, allowing five earned runs... Continue Reading →

Trio of Toronto Blue Jays greats added to Canadian ball hall’s golf fundraiser

Courtesy of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Editor's Note: The tournament is 66% sold out, so act quickly if you want to participate. St. Marys, Ont. -Three more Toronto Blue Jays legends will participate in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 18th annual Celebrity Golf Classic on June 20 at the St. Marys Golf... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Richmond, Mark Teahen, David Savage

[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: - Two of Canada's greatest baseball players took to Twitter this morning to express their thoughts on the Canadian men's Olympic hockey team's 3-0 victory over Sweden in the gold medal game. "GO CRAZY PEOPLE! GO CRAZY! #canadagold," tweeted Larry... Continue Reading →

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