After Fred McGriff was drafted by the Yankees in 1981, he was assigned to their Gulf Coast League club. His first manager was Carlos Tosca.
My weekly Canadian baseball news "But What Do I Know?" column discusses Edouard Julien, Michael Soroka and Fergie Jenkins.
Toronto Blue Jays legend John Olerud will not be able to attend the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in June. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame May 18, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball history news and notes from the past few days: - The Canadian Baseball Hall of... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos scout Kelvin Bowles passed away on Sunday at the age of 82 after a lengthy illness. He died in his home in Smith Mountain Lake, Va. Bowles was a versatile and respected scout for Jim Fanning and the Expos from 1985 to 1990. He was entrusted... Continue Reading →
Toronto Mets alum and Wright State Raiders infielder Tyler Black (Stouffville, Ont.) has a chance to go in the first round of the MLB Draft today. Photo: Wright State Athletics By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -The first round of the MLB draft starts tonight... 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 →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Friday that they will be postponing their 2020 induction ceremony until June 19, 2021. With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ontario government's regulations on crowd sizes, they... Continue Reading →
This is the fifth in my “Find the Canadian Connection” feature. For this feature, I close my eyes and reach into a random box of baseball cards in my basement and pull out a single card. I then try to establish a Canadian connection for the player featured on the card. The card I pulled... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · Writers have started submitting their National Baseball Hall of Fame ballots and as in previous years, I would like to strongly encourage them to vote for Maple Ridge, B.C. native Larry Walker. So each week until the voting results are announced I’ll feature a... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · Thursday wasn’t a good day for Philadelphia Phillies players born in Victoria, B.C. After allowing one earned run in 4-2/3 innings in his start that day, Nick Pivetta was sent down to the triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs following the game. In four big league... Continue Reading →