Barfield to join Bell, Moseby in Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame


February 1, 2023 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When Jesse Barfield was 13, he was sitting in the upper right field bleachers at Comiskey Park watching the Chicago White Sox with his friends, when he leaned over to them and said, “You know one day I’m going to be playing right out there.” “And... Continue Reading →

Five things you might not know about Willie Upshaw


September 30, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He was Pat Gillick’s favourite player. At least that’s how Willie Upshaw was described in some newspaper articles in the 1980s. And the description seems appropriate. After all, it was Gillick who drafted and signed Upshaw for the New York Yankees in 1975 and then again,... Continue Reading →


A look back at Blue Jays’ first three first-round picks


Jay Schroeder, the Toronto Blue Jays' 1979 first-round pick, stretches with coach Jimy Williams at Blue Jays spring training in Dunedin, Fla., in 1981. Photo: Toronto Star Archives/Toronto Public Library July 6, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Toronto Blue Jays have had their share of outstanding first-round picks, but they have also... 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 →


Whatever happened to? . . . Brian Milner


By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Two numbers fuel the legend of Brian Milner in Toronto Blue Jays' lore: 18 and .444. At 18 years old (and 218 days), he remains the youngest player ever to suit up for the club. He accomplished this feat when he was the Blue Jays' starting catcher on June... Continue Reading →


Uplifting Canadian baseball photos/videos of the week – June 5


By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada For the past month, I've been posting an "Uplifting Canadian Baseball Photo/Video of the Day" on Twitter and Facebook. I realize that many of you don't follow me on social media, so each Friday, my plan is to share the top three (most retweeted, liked or shared) of these... Continue Reading →


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