My weekly Canadian baseball news column discusses Josh Naylor, Matt Brash, Nick Pivetta, Ron Taylor and Hank Aaron.
My weekly Canadian baseball news column discusses Tyler O'Neill, Fergie Jenkins, Jimmy Key and the 2023 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees announcement.
Kenny Hillyard (right) meets his baseball hero Fred McGriff at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago in 2019. December 16, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada On December 4, when National Baseball Hall of Fame president Josh Rawitch announced on the MLB Network that Fred McGriff would finally be honoured with a plaque... Continue Reading →
December 4, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Toronto Blue Jays slugger Fred McGriff was unanimously elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday by the Contemporary Baseball Era Players Committee. All 16 members on the committee voted for McGriff. Candidates required 12 of 16 votes (or 75 per cent) to... Continue Reading →
November 30, 2022 By Kevin Glew Coooperstowners in Canada It’s a felony that the “Crime Dog” isn’t already in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least that’s what Fred McGriff’s strongest supporters believe. And you can count John Tuberty in that group. McGriff was the inspiration behind his blog, Tubbs Baseball Blog, that he... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -At some point during the 2022 major league season (if or when it begins), the Boston Red Sox should have two Canadian pitchers in their starting rotation. After making 30 regular season starts for the Red Sox in 2021,... Continue Reading →
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYbrLoDljdU In a Canadian baseball fan's perfect world, Henke would've reached that milestone with... 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 →
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 →
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 achievement... Continue Reading →