With friends and family sitting close by, Denis Boucher found it difficult to hold back the tears at his Canadian ball hall induction ceremony on Saturday afternoon in St. Marys, Ont.
Kevin Glew's second 2023 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee spotlight is on former big league left-hander and national team coach Denis Boucher.
My weekly "But What Do I Know?" column discusses Paul Quantrill, Rowan Wick, Nick Pivetta and James Paxton.
Right-hander Zach Pop (Brampton, Ont), shown here with the Junior National Team, became the 13th Canadian to pitch for the Toronto Blue Jays when he tossed a scoreless inning against the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Photo: Baseball Canada August 7, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Right-hander... Continue Reading →
June 16, 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 →
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 →
Jacob Robson (Windsor, Ont.) made his MLB debut with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. Photo: MLB.com By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –Outfielder Jacob Robson's parents enjoyed an eight-minute helicopter ride from Windsor to Detroit to take in their son's first major league start at... Continue Reading →
Tommy Lasorda speaks at his Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in St. Marys, Ont., in 2006. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – As you have already heard, legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager and Canadian Baseball Hall... Continue Reading →
Photo: Baseball Ontario By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former big league pitcher and Toronto Blue Jays doctor Ron Taylor and legendary Windsor, Ont., baseball coach Father Ronald Cullen have been elected to the Baseball Ontario Hall of Fame. The announcement was made on Wednesday, and Taylor and Cullen will be officially inducted in a... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – In case you missed it, Langley Blaze and Junior National Team graduate Tyler O’Neill has been named one of three finalists for the Gold Glove Award for National League left fielders. The Maple Ridge, B.C. native is up... Continue Reading →