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? . . . Ernie Whitt, Larry Walker, Rob Ducey, Derek Bell

Ernie Whitt will again manage Canada at the World Baseball Classic. Photo: Baseball Canada December 18, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Since taking over as senior national team manager in 1999, Toronto Blue Jays legend Ernie Whitt has guided the squad to its first two gold... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Tip O’Neill Award, Adam Macko, Rob Thomson, Matt Stairs, John Gibbons

November 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Who do you think was the best Canadian baseball player in 2022? Was it Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) who became the first Canuck to record 30 saves in a season for a Canadian major league... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Jim Adduci, Mike Soroka, Larry Walker

Twenty-five years ago, Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) was named National League MVP. Photo: Rockies/Twitter November 13, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Left-hander James Paxton (Ladner, B.C.) exercised his $4-million player option with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. That means the veteran southpaw will return... Continue Reading →

Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Rob Thomson set to manage Phillies in World Series

October 28, 2022 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) will become the first Canadian to manage a team in the World Series in 135 years when he leads his Philadelphia Phillies against the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the Fall Classic on Friday. The 2019 Canadian Baseball Hall of... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, James Paxton, Matt Stairs, Jason Dickson

Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) had a very successful rehab start with the High-A Rome Braves on Tuesday. Photo: Rome Braves August 21, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: – Right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) allowed just one hit and struck out eight in four scoreless innings in... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Terry Puhl, Cal Quantrill, Jim Fanning

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 →

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