But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Cal Quantrill, Jacob Robson, Andre Dawson

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -As Scott Crawford, of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, noted, Boston Red Sox right-hander Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) recorded his 500th major league strikeout on Wednesday. With that, the hard-throwing hurler became the 15th Canadian to reach thatContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Cal Quantrill, Jacob Robson, Andre Dawson”

He coached for the Montreal Expos? . . . Mickey Vernon

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He may have been the most important hitting coach in Montreal Expos history. Yet, even some of the most diehard Expos fans probably won’t remember Mickey Vernon’s tenure as the club’s batting instructor. When the two-time American League batting champion took over as the team’s hitting coach under managerContinue reading “He coached for the Montreal Expos? . . . Mickey Vernon”

But What Do I Know? . . . Tyler O’Neill, Zach Pop, Fergie Jenkins, Reggie Cleveland

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Baseball Canada has unveiled the names of the 25 players that will comprise the national team roster at the Baseball Americas Olympic qualifier that will take place from May 31 to June 5 in Palm Beach and St. Lucie, Fla. SeveralContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tyler O’Neill, Zach Pop, Fergie Jenkins, Reggie Cleveland”

Fun Fergie Facts: Jenkins homered and threw a complete game in the same game 10 times

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada May 15th represented the 50th anniversary of a game in which Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins not only tossed a complete game for the Chicago Cubs in their 6-4 win over the San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field, but he also clubbed a two-run home run to help hisContinue reading “Fun Fergie Facts: Jenkins homered and threw a complete game in the same game 10 times”

Five things you might not know about . . . Rick Cerone

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Most longtime Toronto Blue Jays fans can tell you that Bill Singer threw the first regular season pitch in the franchise’s history on that snowy day at Exhibition Stadium on April 7, 1977. But who caught that first pitch? The answer is Rick Cerone, who turns 67 today. TheseContinue reading “Five things you might not know about . . . Rick Cerone”

Former Montreal Expos first baseman Hal Breeden dies at 76

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos first baseman and pinch hitter Hal Breeden passed away on May 3 at the age of 76. Veteran author and longtime Expos writer Danny Gallagher was the first to report Breeden’s death. Breeden died at his home in Leesburg, Ga. No cause of death has beenContinue reading “Former Montreal Expos first baseman Hal Breeden dies at 76”

But What Do I Know? . . . Mother’s Day, Joey Votto, Josh Naylor, Jordan Romano

By Kevin Glew Canadian Baseball Network My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there! And especially to my mom, Glenyce Glew, who my dad and I have dragged to enough Toronto Blue Jays games over the years that she has become one ofContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Mother’s Day, Joey Votto, Josh Naylor, Jordan Romano”

On this date in Canadian baseball history . . . May 7

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Here’s a rundown of some significant events in Canadian baseball history that have happened on May 7: 1929 – Former Montreal Expos manager Dick Williams was born in St. Louis, Mo. Prior to managing the Expos to a 380-347 record in parts of five seasons from 1977 to 1981,Continue reading “On this date in Canadian baseball history . . . May 7”

But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Dalton Pompey, Nick Pivetta, Rob Thomson, Tim Raines

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) belted his 300th major league home run on Friday. It was a two-run shot in the third inning off Chicago Cubs’ right-hander Jake Arrieta in the Reds’ 8-6 win at theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Dalton Pompey, Nick Pivetta, Rob Thomson, Tim Raines”

Two tidbits about Terry Puhl – Resurrected

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Last summer, I started what I had hoped would be a regular feature called “Two tidbits about Terry Puhl.” I wrote three blog entries within two months and then got sidetracked with other projects, but I wanted to resurrect this feature because I still feel like Puhl doesn’t getContinue reading “Two tidbits about Terry Puhl – Resurrected”