New ball hall inductee Morneau makes Canada proud again

Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) delivering his induction speech on Saturday. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame June 18, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When Justin Morneau was called up by the Minnesota Twins to make his major league debut on June 10, 2003, he walked into the home clubhouse at the Metrodome... Continue Reading →

2020 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee: Justin Morneau

Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame June 14, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will hold its first in-person induction ceremony since 2019 this Saturday in St. Marys, Ont. Four inductees will be honoured: Jeff Francis (2022), Justin Morneau (2020), Duane Ward (2020) and Pedro Martinez (2018). In... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, James Paxton, Fergie Jenkins, Jimy Williams

May 15, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -What Canadian do I think will have the best offensive season in the majors? If you had asked me this at the beginning of April, I would've said Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.), Tyler O'Neill (Maple Ridge, B.C.) or... Continue Reading →

Andrew Albers signs with Seattle Mariners

Left-hander Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) has reportedly signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners. Photo: Baseball Canada By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Veteran left-hander Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) has signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners, per Steve Adams from MLB Trade Rumors. The Mariners have yet to... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Fergie Jenkins, Helen Callaghan, Joe Biagini

A photo of Joe Carter that I snapped from my seats in Dunedin at spring training in 1992. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) recently spoke with the Calgary Booster Club and provided an update on his progress on his surgically repaired... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Rheal Cormier, Jackie Robinson, Matt Stairs, Fergie Jenkins

Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) with the San Diego Padres. Photo: MLB on Fox By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes from the past week: -Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rheal Cormier (Cap Pele, N.B.) who passed away last March at the age of 53... Continue Reading →

Canadians Balazovic, Brash on Baseball America’s Top 100 MLB prospects list

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Canadian right-handers Matt Brash (Kingston, Ont.) and Jordan Balazovic (Mississauga, Ont.) have cracked Baseball America’s list of the Top 100 MLB Prospects. The updated list was unveiled on Wednesday. Brash, 23, is No. 45 on the list. The 6-foot-1 righty went a combined 6-4 with a 2.31 ERA in... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Morneau, Fergie Jenkins, Brett Lawrie, B.J. Ryan

Justin Morneau. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -The National Baseball Hall of Fame unveiled its 2021 Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) ballot on Monday. Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) is one of 13 new players on the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Morneau, Stubby Clapp, Jacob Robson, Ken Griffey Jr.

Justin Morneau was named the American MVP 15 years ago. Photo: Minnesota Twins By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -It was 15 years ago today that Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) became the first - and still only - Canadian to... Continue Reading →

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