Kevin Glew recounts some significant events and accomplishments in Canadian baseball history that happened on May 17.
Who was the Toronto Blue Jays' Opening Day catcher in 1995? If you knew it was Lance Parrish, you have a better memory than me.
Kevin Glew's weekly Canadian baseball news column "But What Do I Know?" discusses Fergie Jenkins, Gary Carter, Reno Bertoia and Joey Votto.
Dick Grapenthin pitched parts of three MLB season with the Expos. October 27, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada After completing his warm-up pitches, a nervous Dick Grapenthin peered in for the sign from future Hall of Famer Gary Carter. Standing in the batter’s box to face him was none other than Atlanta Braves... Continue Reading →
Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) delivering his Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech in 2019. Photo: Scott Crawford, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame October 23, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -On Friday, the Toronto Blue Jays announced that they have signed manager John Schneider to a... Continue Reading →
October 14, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Hall of Fame closer Bruce Sutter passed away on Thursday night at the age of 69. The longtime Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals reliever died in hospice care in Cartersville, Ga., after recently being diagnosed with cancer. “All our father ever wanted to be remembered... Continue Reading →
Photo: Seattle Mariners July 31, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Infielder/outfielder Charles Leblanc (Laval, Que.) was called up by the Miami Marlins on Friday. The versatile 26-year-old joined fellow Canuck Zach Pop (Brampton, Ont.) on the Marlins' roster. On Saturday, Leblanc became the 12th player born... Continue Reading →
Canadian Junior National Team members (left to right) Hugh Pinkney, Sam White, Ty Hamilton, Cameron Chee-Aloy and Carson Lumley (background) chat it up with Russell Martin prior to the Toronto Blue Jays game on Canada Day. Photo: Toronto Blue Jays July 3, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada -On Canada Day at Rogers Centre, the... Continue Reading →
April 24, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Right-hander Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) was activated by the Cleveland Guardians in time to make his start against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. The Ontario Terriers and Junior National Team alum had been placed... Continue Reading →
Legendary Montreal Expos broadcaster and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Dave Van Horne is retiring. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes from the past week: -Legendary Montreal Expos broadcaster and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Dave Van Horne is retiring. He... Continue Reading →