Former Oakland A's and Chicago Cubs right-hander Rich Harden (Victoria, B.C.) has been elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
Rolen worked hard for Cooperstown honour, helped shape Votto’s career
Without Scott Rolen, Canadian slugger Joey Votto likely wouldn’t be a six-time All-Star, and that's just one of the new Hall of Famer's Canadian connections.
But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Gary Carter, Jeff Francis, Joey Votto
Kevin Glew's weekly Canadian baseball news column "But What Do I Know?" discusses Fergie Jenkins, Gary Carter, Reno Bertoia and Joey Votto.
But What Do I Know? . . . Father’s Day/Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame edition
On Father's Day, here is one of the Montreal Expos' most famous father/son duos. June 19, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada -Up until my mid-teens, he channeled his inner Mickey Mantle to hit me countless fly balls down Thames Crescent in Dorchester, Ont. And I chased them pretending to be Jesse Barfield or... Continue Reading →
New ball hall inductee Morneau makes Canada proud again
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 →
2022 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee spotlight: Jeff Francis
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 →
But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Jordan Romano, Josh Naylor, Rob Ducey
Rob Ducey (Cambridge, Ont.) made his major league debut 35 years ago. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame May 1, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame opens for its 25th season in St. Marys, Ont., today at 10 a.m.. It’s well worth... Continue Reading →
But What Do I Know? . . . Michael Saunders, Joey Votto, Bill Caudill, CN Tower
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 →
But What Do I Know? . . . Jeff Francis, Fergie Jenkins, Babe Ruth, Larry Walker
Babe Ruth, who hit his only regular season minor league home run in Toronto, was born on this date in 1895. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -Congratulations again to former Colorado Rockies ace and London, Ont., resident Jeff Francis who was elected... Continue Reading →
Francis, Morneau to be teammates again in St. Marys
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 →