Right-hander Noah Skirrow (Stoney Creek, Ont.) tossed five scoreless innings and Otto Lopez (Montreal, Que.) belted a three-run home run in the ninth inning to lead Canada to a 5-0 win over Colombia at the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz., on Tuesday.
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Canada World Baseball Classic Preview – News and Notes, Left-Handed Relievers
Another Canada World Baseball Classic preview. This one looks at the left-handed relievers on the Canadian squad. It also examines the probable starting rotation and starting position players.
Canada World Baseball Classic Preview – Infielders
In his second Canada World Baseball Classic preview, Kevin Glew looks at the infielders on the squad.
Baseball Canada announces roster for World Baseball Classic
Baseball Canada has unveiled its 30-man roster for the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
Pujols’ game-used bat among items up for bids in Baseball Canada auction
A game-used Albert Pujols bat is one of the items up for bids in Baseball Canada's annual national teams fundraising auction.
Canadian major leaguers to watch as 2022 season begins
April 8, 2022 Official Baseball Canada News Release OTTAWA – The 2022 Major League Baseball regular season is underway and it’s time to take our annual look at which Canadians are on MLB rosters to start the season. Sixteen Canadians saw action in the big leagues in 2021 with a modern-day record 26 Canadians appearing... Continue Reading →
Three Canadians named 2021 Silver Slugger Award finalists
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Three players born in Canada were among the finalists for the 2021 Silver Slugger awards, announced by Louisville Slugger on Monday. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) and Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) are finalists at the first base position in the American League and National League respectively, while Tyler O’Neill... Continue Reading →
But What Do I Know? . . . Ellen Harrigan, Freddie Freeman, James Paxton, Jackie Robinson
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Congratulations to Kim Ng, who was named the general manager of the Miami Marlins on Friday. With this assignment, she becomes the first female general manager in major league history. Ng has spent 21 years working in the... Continue Reading →
But What Do I Know? . . . Wayne Gretzky, Jim McKean, Roy Halladay, Tim Raines
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: On the Dan Patrick Show on Thursday, Wayne Gretzky shared that baseball was his favourite sport when he was growing up. The Brantford, Ont., native, who’s the NHL’s all-time leading scorer, said that if he had been given the choice of playing professional hockey or... Continue Reading →