Did you know Jimmy Key was originally drafted by the Chicago White Sox? Or that Tom Henke was first selected by the Seattle Mariners? It's true.
Kevin Glew shares 10 things you might not know about unheralded longtime Toronto Blue Jays workhorse pitcher Jim Clancy.
Dave Stieb, Jimmy Key, Pat Hentgen and Roy Halladay all made Opening Days starts for the Blue Jays. But so did Mark Bomback.
My weekly Canadian baseball news column discusses Tyler O'Neill, Fergie Jenkins, Jimmy Key and the 2023 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees announcement.
October 21, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Thirty years ago today, with two outs in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays clinging to a 2-1 lead over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of the 1992 World Series, manager Cito Gaston strolled to the mound and took the ball from Jimmy... Continue Reading →
July 17, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -The first round of the MLB draft starts tonight at 7 p.m. E.T. Eighty selections – including each team’s first- and second-round picks and Competitive Balance and compensation picks – will be announced tonight and there’s a decent chance... Continue Reading →
Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame June 15, 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... Continue Reading →
Jeff DeWillis in spring training with the Blue Jays in 1986. Photo supplied. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Jeff DeWillis dug into the batter’s box at Comiskey Park with two outs in the top of the fifth inning with the Toronto Blue Jays trailing the Chicago White Sox 3-2. One of his catching heroes,... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Who is the most underrated player in Toronto Blue Jays' history? If you asked a seasoned Canadian baseball fan this question, Jimmy Key would be one of the most common answers. Just how underappreciated is the longtime Blue Jays lefty? Put it this way: For the 10 seasons spanning... Continue Reading →
You probably know that John Olerud played with the Mets from 1997 to 1999, but did you know that he was draft by the Mets in 1986? By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Last week, while listening to former big leaguer Bret Boone interview John Olerud for his podcast, I learned that Olerud was originally... Continue Reading →