It's been almost 60 years since his final major league pitch, but Ted Bowsfield (Penticton, B.C.) is still Canada's Teddy Ballgame.
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Here's a summary of my three most popular posts on social media from this past week. 1. 37th anniversary of Dave Stieb becoming the first Toronto Blue Jays pitcher to earn an All-Star Game win. Thirty-seven years ago this past Monday (see my tweet below), Canadian Baseball Hall of... Continue Reading →
As thousands gather in Cooperstown this weekend to celebrate the induction of longtime Montreal Expo Andre Dawson into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, I thought I would reflect on The Hawk’s minor league stops in Canada. Dawson’s storied big league career has been well-documented. In the pre-steroid era, the five-tool outfielder belted 438 homers,... Continue Reading →