Former Oakland A's and Chicago Cubs right-hander Rich Harden (Victoria, B.C.) has been elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
A game-used Albert Pujols bat is one of the items up for bids in Baseball Canada's annual national teams fundraising auction.
December 11, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Cleveland Guardians slugger Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) is giving back to his hometown this December. Naylor and his youth travel team are supporting the Shoe Box Project, which fills shoeboxes with gifts for women in emergency shelters and temporary... Continue Reading →
Melville, Sask., native Terry Puhl (left) with former Astros GM Tal Smith at their Astros Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night at Minute Maid Park. Photo: Houston Astros/Facebook August 14, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: - Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) is... Continue Reading →
Photo: Seattle Mariners July 31, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Infielder/outfielder Charles Leblanc (Laval, Que.) was called up by the Miami Marlins on Friday. The versatile 26-year-old joined fellow Canuck Zach Pop (Brampton, Ont.) on the Marlins' roster. On Saturday, Leblanc became the 12th player born... Continue Reading →
July 19, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada According to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano is the 23rd different Canadian to be selected to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The Markham, Ont., native received the invite on Sunday. He will replace Justin Verlander on the American... Continue Reading →
Former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has teamed with Canadian actor, producer and musician Stu Stone for a weekly series called Talking Points, sponsored by Bodog Canada. June 27, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada One of the most entertaining new Canadian baseball series/webcasts this year has been Talking Points with John Gibbons,... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame June 14, 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 →