Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Rob Thomson set to manage Phillies in World Series

October 28, 2022 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) will become the first Canadian to manage a team in the World Series in 135 years when he leads his Philadelphia Phillies against the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the Fall Classic on Friday. The 2019 Canadian Baseball Hall of... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, George Selkirk, Gerry MacKay, Doc Younker

Legendary trainer Doc Younker was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005. He passed away six years ago today. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -On Wednesday, Global News ran a wonderful tribute to Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) as part... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Phil Marchildon, Cal Quantrill, John Sullivan, Larry Walker

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Congratulations to former Montreal Expos and Colorado Rockies slugger Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) who has been named the "Most Influential Canadian" on Bob Elliott's annual top 100 list of the most influential Canadians in baseball. It's the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, Abraham Toro, Ed Sprague, Fergie Jenkins

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – With the retirement of Ron Gardenhire, the Detroit Tigers are searching for a new manager. I would suggest that one excellent candidate was born right across the border in Windsor, Ont. Stubby Clapp, who was interviewed by the... Continue Reading →

Remembering Whitey Ford and his Canadian connections

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Who was Whitey Ford's manager when he recorded the lowest ERA of his professional career? The answer is Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee George Selkirk. The Huntsville, Ont., native was the dugout boss of the class-A Eastern League Binghamton Triplets in 1949 when Ford, then a fresh-faced 20-year-old,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jordan Romano, Joey Votto, Billy Harris, Roy Halladay, Tim Raines

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins told reporters on Friday that there's a chance that right-hander Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) could pitch in the club's Wild-Card series which will begin on Tuesday. Romano has been sidelined with... Continue Reading →

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