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 →

But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Joey Votto, Jackie Robinson, Andrew Albers

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -The Boston Red Sox were eliminated from the postseason on Friday night after a 5-0 loss to the Houston Astros in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. But this was a breakout postseason for Nick Pivetta (Victoria,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Tyler O’Neill, Cal Quantrill, Justin Morneau, Terry Puhl

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - Tyler O'Neill (Maple Ridge, B.C.) belted his 30th home run of the season for the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of their doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs on Friday. With that, for the first time in... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Ernie Whitt

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – It took 30 years but Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) finally has some Canadian company in the plaque gallery in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) joked about joining Jenkins in his... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Albers, Cal Quantrill, Rowan Wick, Tom Cheek, Dave Stieb

North Battleford, Sask., native Andrew Albers. Photo: True Gravity Baseball By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –One of the feel-good Canadian baseball stories this year has been North Battleford, Sask., native Andrew Albers' return to the big leagues with the Minnesota Twins. After holding the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Albers, Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Pat Gillick

Pat Gillick turns 84 today. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –How is this for a welcome back to the big leagues? After being called up by the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, left-hander Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) was summoned from the bullpen in the... Continue Reading →

Twins call up Canadian Andrew Albers

Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) has been called up by the Minnesota Twins. Photo: CTV News By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Minnesota Twins have called up left-hander Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.). Albers, 35, was promoted from the triple-A St. Paul Saints along with right-hander Kyle Barraclough to replace left-hander Lewis Thorpe who... Continue Reading →

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