Five fun facts about . . . Luis Leal

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Thirty-eight years ago yesterday, Luis Leal tossed a two-hit shutout for the Toronto Blue Jays in their 8-0 win over the eventual American League West champion Chicago White Sox on a steamy night at Comiskey Park. It was the 26-year-old right-hander’s first major league shutout. “It was warm like... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Mother Watson, Joey Votto, Roy Halladay, Pat Borders, Dennis Martinez

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, including my mom, Glenyce Glew, who if there was a Hall of Fame for moms, she should be the first inducted! According to Baseball Reference, there has only been one player named “Mother” that has... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, Chris Leroux, Reed Johnson

[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: - The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will announce its 2014 induction class tomorrow at 9 a.m. ET. I will have a post on Cooperstowners in Canada shortly after the announcement. - Speaking of inductees, congratulations to legendary Toronto Sun... Continue Reading →

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