August 18, 1995 – Tom Henke records 300th MLB save

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Twenty-six years ago today, Tom Henke registered his 300th major league save when he secured the final four outs for the St. Louis Cardinals in their 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves at Busch Stadium. In a Canadian baseball fan’s perfect world, Henke would’ve reached that milestone with theContinue reading “August 18, 1995 – Tom Henke records 300th MLB save”

But What Do I Know? . . . Tyler Black, Richard Trembecki, Rob Ducey, Ryan Dempster

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 at 7 p.m. E.T. Thirty-six selections – including each team’s first-round pick and the seven Competitive Balance A picks – will be announced tonight and there’s a decent chance thatContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tyler Black, Richard Trembecki, Rob Ducey, Ryan Dempster”

These Blue Jays stars were originally drafted by who?

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 selected by the New York Mets in the 27th round of the 1986 MLB draft out of Interlake High School in Bellevue, Wash. Olerud, of course, didn’tContinue reading “These Blue Jays stars were originally drafted by who?”

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Larry Walker, Roy Halladay, Joe Carter

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         In case you missed it, Ladner, B.C., native James Paxton was named winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2018 Tip O’Neill Award on Tuesday. Canada’s baseball shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have excelled in individual achievementContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Larry Walker, Roy Halladay, Joe Carter”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Fred McGriff, Jack Graney Award, Carlos Delgado

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 aContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Fred McGriff, Jack Graney Award, Carlos Delgado”

But What Do I Know? . . . Gary Carter, Dave Stieb, Kirk McCaskill, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Yesterday would’ve been Montreal Expos legend Gary Carter’s 63rd birthday. It seems fitting that Carter’s birthday falls on the same date as the first-ever Expos regular season game. Carter would’ve turned 15 on April 8, 1969 when the Expos defeated the New York Mets (theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Gary Carter, Dave Stieb, Kirk McCaskill, Fergie Jenkins”

But What Do I Know? . . . Paul Quantrill, Tim Raines, Gary Carter, Ralph Branca

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Congratulations to Port Hope, Ont., native and Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Paul Quantrill who’s set to become the ninth member of Baseball Canada’s Wall of Excellence. He will be honoured during the organization’s National Teams Awards Banquet & Fundraiser set to take place atContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Paul Quantrill, Tim Raines, Gary Carter, Ralph Branca”

But What Do I Know? . . . Pat Hentgen, Dennis Martinez, Darrin Fletcher

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: With the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2016 induction ceremony less than two weeks away, I thought I’d do some research to find out if new inductees Pat Hentgen and Dennis Martinez ever pitched against each other, and I discovered that they did. On AugustContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Pat Hentgen, Dennis Martinez, Darrin Fletcher”

But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, John Sullivan, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • According to Ryan Thibs, who tracks the baseball writers’ Hall of Fame ballots each year (Tracker here: http://is.gd/KSjpP7), Montreal Expos great Tim Raines has been voted for on 80.1 per cent of the 141 ballots made public. Candidates need 75 per cent support toContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, John Sullivan, Fergie Jenkins”

But What Do I Know? . . . Colby Rasmus, Kevin Pillar, Russell Martin

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Just when I wake up feeling everything is right in the sports world, I find out that Tie Domi has a best-selling book and Colby Rasmus will make $15.8 million in 2016. • Kevin Pillar’s Gold Glove snub makes me think that it’s timeContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Colby Rasmus, Kevin Pillar, Russell Martin”