But What Do I Know? . . . Terry Puhl, Rob Thomson, Scott Thorman, John Gibbons

October 30, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and former Houston Astros outfielder Terry Puhl (Melville, Sask.) threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 1 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park. I'm going to go out on... Continue Reading →

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? . . . Rob Thomson, Matt Stairs, Joe Carter, Jackie Robinson

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 →

But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Cal Quantrill, Matt Brash, Rob Thomson, Jerry White

October 16, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Cleveland Guardians slugger Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) delivered an RBI double off potential World Baseball Classic teammate Jameson Taillon (whose parents are Canadian) in the 10th inning in the Guardians' 4-2 win over the New York Yankees in Game... Continue Reading →

Puhl to be inducted into the Astros Hall of Fame on Saturday

August 12, 2022 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release Melville, Sask., native Terry Puhl will be inducted into the Houston Astros Hall of Fame on Saturday. The longtime Astros outfielder, who was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., in 1995, will be honoured, alongside former general manager... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Charles Leblanc, Matt Brash, Jordan Romano, Gary Carter

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 →

But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Thomson, Joey Votto, Tyler O’Neill, first game at SkyDome

Prior to Rob Thomson, George Gibson (London, Ont.) was the last full-time Canadian manager. June 5, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: - On Friday, the Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi and named Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) their interim dugout... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Matt Stairs, Fergie Jenkins, Scott Mathieson, Terry Puhl

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -A new Canadian baseball history book called "Our Game, Too: The Development of Canadian Baseball" will be released this spring (likely in early May). Andrew North, the co-founder of the Centre for Canadian Baseball Research and the organizer of the annual Canadian Baseball... Continue Reading →

Jerry Johnson, winning pitcher in Blue Jays’ first game, passes away at 77

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Jerry Johnson, who was the Toronto Blue Jays' winning pitcher in their first-ever game, passed away on Monday after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). He was 77. His wife, Susan Trautmann Johnson, announced his death on her Facebook page this afternoon.... Continue Reading →

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