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Hazel Mae to emcee Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony
Sportsnet's Hazel Mae will host the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's 2023 induction ceremony in St. Marys, Ont., on June 17.
But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Matt Brash, Nick Pivetta, Jordan Romano, Ron Taylor
My weekly Canadian baseball news column discusses Josh Naylor, Matt Brash, Nick Pivetta, Ron Taylor and Hank Aaron.
But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Cal Quantrill, Matt Brash, Rob Thomson, Jerry White
October 16, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Cleveland Guardians slugger Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) delivered an RBI double off potential World Baseball Classic teammate Jameson Taillon (whose parents are Canadian) in the 10th inning in the Guardians' 4-2 win over the New York Yankees in Game... Continue Reading →
Canadian baseball history news and notes: Olerud, Jenkins, Ward, O’Halloran, Dawson
Toronto Blue Jays legend John Olerud will not be able to attend the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in June. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame May 18, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball history news and notes from the past few days: - The Canadian Baseball Hall of... Continue Reading →
Jeff Francis to be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Colorado Rockies ace Jeff Francis has been elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Vancouver-born left-hander, who’s the only Canadian to start Game 1 of a World Series, will be inducted in a ceremony at the Hall of Fame grounds in St. Marys, Ont.,... Continue Reading →
But What Do I Know? . . . Terry Puhl, Justin Morneau, Scott Rolen, Dustin Molleken
Terry Puhl (Melville, Sask.) managing the Canadian national team in 2008. Photo: Baseball Canada By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame is set to announce their 2022 induction class on Wednesday. Stay tuned to this website for the announcement. The 2022 induction class will... Continue Reading →
Remembering John Olerud’s 1993 season on his 53rd birthday
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Sports Illustrated writer Phil Taylor once wrote that John Olerud had "a swing so sweet it should be poured on pancakes." That sweet swing, which Olerud perfected with help his from his dad, John Sr. and by reading Charley Lau's book, The Art of Hitting .300, helped Olerud capture... Continue Reading →
These Blue Jays stars were originally drafted by who?
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 →
But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Mike Soroka, John Olerud, Lloyd Moseby
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – MLB agent Scott Boras told reporters on Tuesday that free agent left-hander James Paxton (Ladner, B.C.) is almost completely healthy after an injury-shortened 2020 season. "He's far into bullpen [sessions] and is throwing bullpens for select teams," Boras... Continue Reading →