Jordan Romano is headed to the MLB All-Star Game for the second straight year. Kevin Glew also shares some Canadian All-Star Game trivia.
It has been called the greatest catch in major league history. Jason Dickson agrees with that assessment and he might be the best person to judge. After all, the Miramichi, N.B., native was the California Angels pitcher on June 10, 1997 when with two outs and runners on first and second in the bottom of the fifth inning, Kansas City Royals outfielder David Howard belted one of his curveballs deep into centre field at Kauffman Stadium, well over the head of outfielder Jim Edmonds.
My weekly Canadian baseball news column discusses Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., Abraham Toro, Roy Halladay and Rusty Staub.
Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) had a very successful rehab start with the High-A Rome Braves on Tuesday. Photo: Rome Braves August 21, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: – Right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) allowed just one hit and struck out eight in four scoreless innings in... Continue Reading →
July 19, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada According to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano is the 23rd different Canadian to be selected to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The Markham, Ont., native received the invite on Sunday. He will replace Justin Verlander on the American... Continue Reading →
Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) is the only Canadian to ever win the MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby. He did so in 2008. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada A player born in Canada will be competing in the MLB All-Star Game for the 23rd time in the past 24 Midsummer Classics. Toronto Blue... Continue Reading →
This is a wonderful photo of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees and Montreal Expos legendary executives Jim Fanning (far left) and John McHale (far right) with Hank Aaron on a special night at Jarry Park in 1974 to celebrate Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's major league home run record. Photo: Courtesy of Montreal Expos Museum... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada I've been posting an "Uplifting Canadian Baseball Photo/Video of the Day" on Twitter and Facebook. I realize that many of you don't follow me on social media, so each Friday, my plan is to share three of these posts with you (from the previous five days). I... Continue Reading →
This is the fifth in my “Find the Canadian Connection” feature. For this feature, I close my eyes and reach into a random box of baseball cards in my basement and pull out a single card. I then try to establish a Canadian connection for the player featured on the card. The card I pulled... Continue Reading →
This week’s column is devoted to Maple Ridge, B.C., native Larry Walker, who was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) is the only other Canadian player to be elected to the Cooperstown shrine. He was honoured in 1991. Here are some fun facts and firsts from... Continue Reading →