Kevin Glew catches up with Rance Mulliniks whose skills and smarts helped transform the Blue Jays into contenders in the 80s and early 90s.
Did you know Jimmy Key was originally drafted by the Chicago White Sox? Or that Tom Henke was first selected by the Seattle Mariners? It's true.
My weekly Canadian baseball news column "But What Do I Know?" discusses Michael Soroka, James Paxton and Larry Walker.
September 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When Willie Upshaw singled to drive in Dave Collins and Rance Mulliniks in the third inning of the Toronto Blue Jays' 7-3 win over the Seattle Mariners at Exhibition Stadium 39 years ago today, he became the first Blue Jays player to record 100 RBIs in... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Here's a rundown of some significant events in Canadian baseball history that have happened on May 7: 1929 - Former Montreal Expos manager Dick Williams was born in St. Louis, Mo. Prior to managing the Expos to a 380-347 record in parts of five seasons from 1977 to 1981,... Continue Reading →
You probably know that John Olerud played with the Mets from 1997 to 1999, but did you know that he was draft by the Mets in 1986? By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Last week, while listening to former big leaguer Bret Boone interview John Olerud for his podcast, I learned that Olerud was originally... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – With the retirement of Ron Gardenhire, the Detroit Tigers are searching for a new manager. I would suggest that one excellent candidate was born right across the border in Windsor, Ont. Stubby Clapp, who was interviewed by the... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · We’ll find out tomorrow at 6 p.m. E.T. if right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) will become the second Canadian to win the National League Rookie of the Year award. Back in 2004, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Jason Bay... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • As excited as I was when Jose Bautista hit his three-run, bat flip home run in the seventh inning of Game 5 of the American League Division Series, I was almost equally disappointed to watch Bautista’s performance in the media scrum after yesterday’s loss... Continue Reading →
My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories: It’s disappointing to me that the Toronto Blue Jays haven’t issued a statement about Carlos Delgado’s retirement. He was not only the greatest player in franchise history, but one of the club’s best community ambassadors. I hope the Jays are hard at work... Continue Reading →