New ball hall inductee Morneau makes Canada proud again

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Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) delivering his induction speech on Saturday. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame June 18, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When Justin Morneau was called up by the Minnesota Twins to make his major league debut on June 10, 2003, he walked into the home clubhouse at the Metrodome... Continue Reading →

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2022 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee spotlight: Jeff Francis

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June 13, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will hold its first in-person induction ceremony since 2019 this Saturday in St. Marys, Ont. Four inductees will be honoured: Jeff Francis (2022), Justin Morneau (2020), Duane Ward (2020) and Pedro Martinez (2018). In the days leading up to the... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Michael Saunders, Joey Votto, Bill Caudill, CN Tower

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Michael Saunders (Victoria, B.C.) was the manager of the Augusta GreenJackets in 2021 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -Congratulations to Blue Jays on Sportsnet broadcasters Dan Shulman (Thornhill, Ont.) and Joe Siddall (Windsor, Ont.) on their Canadian Screen Award nominations. Shulman is up for best Canadian sports play-by-play... Continue Reading →

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Francis, Morneau to be teammates again in St. Marys

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When left-hander Jeff Francis and slugger Justin Morneau played together on the North Delta Blue Jays in grades 11 and 12, it was Francis who was the team’s cleanup hitter. “I'm going to take that right to the Hall of Fame,” joked Francis, the former Colorado Rockies ace who... Continue Reading →

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