My annual Father's Day edition of "But What Do I Know?" It includes John Olerud and Rich Harden talking about their dads.
My weekly "But What Do I Know?" column discusses the World Baseball Classic, Cal Quantrill, Tristan Pompey and Jerry Howarth.
Pedro Martinez delivers his long-awaited Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech in St. Marys, Ont., on Saturday. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. June 22, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada “I love you, Canada!” Pedro Martinez shouted those words near the end of his long awaited Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction... Continue Reading →
On Father's Day, here is one of the Montreal Expos' most famous father/son duos. June 19, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada -Up until my mid-teens, he channeled his inner Mickey Mantle to hit me countless fly balls down Thames Crescent in Dorchester, Ont. And I chased them pretending to be Jesse Barfield or... Continue Reading →
Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) signs autographs for fans at Rogers Centre on Friday. Photo: Cincinnati Reds May 22, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -My hope is that fans at the Rogers Centre will rise to their feet and give Joey Votto a standing ovation today in... Continue Reading →
April 7, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He feuded with Tony Gwynn, Ozzie Smith and Frank Robinson. But he was much loved by Mo Vaughn, Andy Van Slyke and Whitey Herzog, the latter of whom called him “the greatest fastball hitter of his era.” Yes, it seems Jack Clark was either loved or... Continue Reading →
Happy Father’s Day! The only father/son tandem to have played for the Montreal Expos was Felipe and Moises Alou. Felipe played 19 games for the Expos in 1973 and later took over as the club’s dugout boss in 1992 and managed his son, Moises, for five seasons. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Happy Father's... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – I was happy to see fellow London, Ont., native Jamie Romak be named this year's recipient of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's Tip O'Neill Award on Thursday. In a year with so much gloom, this is a... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada His overpowering fastball and late-inning dominance with the Chicago Cubs are the primary reasons Lee Smith was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Today's Game Era Committee in 2019. Some may even remember him as a menacing 6-foot-6, 260-pound closer with the Boston Red Sox... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · Congratulations to my many friends and colleagues that were recognized on Bob Elliott’s exhaustively researched “Top 100 Most Influential Canadians” in baseball list. In particular, I wanted to acknowledge the work of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame director of operations Scott Crawford... Continue Reading →