But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Terry Puhl, Jordan Romano, George Selkirk

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – No Canadian major leaguer has benefited more from the delay to the start of the 2020 MLB season than left-hander James Paxton (Ladner, B.C.). The 2018 Tip O’Neill Award winner and New York Yankees southpaw told Yankees beatContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Terry Puhl, Jordan Romano, George Selkirk”

Belmont, Ont., resident and ex-Tigers pitcher Mike Kilkenny passes away

Belmont, Ont., resident and former Detroit Tigers pitcher Mike Kilkenny passed away on Thursday at the age of 73. Born in Bradford, Ont., on April 11, 1945, Kilkenny was an unlikely major leaguer. His high school didn’t have a baseball team and he grew up at a time when Canadians were not eligible for theContinue reading “Belmont, Ont., resident and ex-Tigers pitcher Mike Kilkenny passes away”

Canadian slugger Todd Schell has fond memories of 1991 National Youth Team triumph

When Canadian pitcher Jason Birmingham fielded a comebacker and tossed it to first baseman Troy Croft for the final out to clinch the gold medal at the World Youth Baseball Championships in Brandon, Man., on August 4, 1991, their teammates rushed towards the mound to celebrate. Ordinarily Todd Schell, a scrappy, swing-from-the-heels outfielder, would’ve ledContinue reading “Canadian slugger Todd Schell has fond memories of 1991 National Youth Team triumph”