Canadian outfielder Tristan Peters has been invited to the Tampa Bay Rays’ big league camp this spring, according to Marc Topkin of the The Tampa Bay Times.
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Prior to Rob Thomson, George Gibson (London, Ont.) was the last full-time Canadian manager. June 5, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: - On Friday, the Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi and named Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) their interim dugout... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Canadian Jim Henderson has been named the bullpen coach of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers announced his addition to their coaching staff on Tuesday. The 39-year-old Henderson (Calgary, Alta.) takes over as bullpen coach for former Toronto Blue Jays’ first-round pick Steve Karsay, who recently stepped down to spend... Continue Reading →
Brock Dykxhoorn (Goderich, Ont.) has re-signed with the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. Photo: Twitter By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes from the past week: -In case you missed it, Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos was named the Canadian Baseball Network's Most Influential Canadian... Continue Reading →
Bob Robertson with the Toronto Blue Jays. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He belted three home runs in Game 2 of the 1971 National League Championship Series hitting behind Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell. And he'd club two more during the 1971 World Series to help the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Baltimore Orioles in... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Chuck Hartenstein, a relief pitcher on the 1977 Toronto Blue Jays, passed away on Saturday at the age of 79. The University of Texas Athletics department reported his death on their website on Tuesday. After major league tenures with the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and Boston... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He played in the long shadow of Johnny Bench and then Gary Carter and Carlton Fisk. And somewhere along the way, baseball fans and writers forgot just how good Ted Simmons was. But the eight-time All-Star catcher is finally getting his due. On Wednesday, he'll be inducted into the... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It would’ve been understandable if Kevin Reimer was too exhausted to savour the fact that he had just made Canadian baseball history. After all, on August 24, 1993, when the left-handed hitting slugger became the first Canadian to record six hits in a major league game since 1900, he... Continue Reading →
Ontario Terriers and Junior National Team alum Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) has been pitching like an ace for Cleveland. Photo: AP By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –With Cleveland's top two starters Shane Bieber and Aaron Civale on the 60-day disabled list, Canadian right-hander... Continue Reading →