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 →

But What Do I Know? . . . Dave Van Horne, Travis Snider, Joey Votto, Michael Saunders

Legendary Montreal Expos broadcaster and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Dave Van Horne is retiring. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes from the past week: -Legendary Montreal Expos broadcaster and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Dave Van Horne is retiring. He... Continue Reading →

Remembering the four Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees that passed away in 2021

Rheal Cormer at his 2012 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in St. Marys, Ont. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Four Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees passed away in 2021. As the end of the year approaches, please take a moment to remember them. I've written... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jamie Romak, Tyler O’Neill, Claude Raymond, Fred McGriff

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) announced his retirement from professional baseball on Saturday. Jeeho Yoo, of the YonHap News, reported Romak's decision on Twitter last night. The 36-year-old Canuck, who won the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's Tip O'Neill Award... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . John Axford, Cal Quantrill, Carlos Delgado, Andre Dawson

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Help could be on its way for the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen from a veteran Canadian, provided that the club can clear a spot on their 40-man roster. Right-hander John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) has allowed just one hit... Continue Reading →

Jackie Robinson: “I owe more to Canadians than they’ll ever know.”

Jackie Robinson played his first season of integrated baseball with the International League’s Montreal Royals in 1946 before breaking Major League Baseball’s colour barrier the following year. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. *Here’s an article I wrote a few years ago and have been updating each year. It has never been more important to... Continue Reading →

Sparky Anderson got start as manager in Toronto

Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When the Detroit Tigers won the World Series in 1984, Sparky Anderson became the first manager to win a championship with both an American League and National League (Cincinnati 1975, 1976) club. But while most associate the fiery, white-haired skipper, who would've turned... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jackie Robinson, Mike Soroka, Ernie Banks, Jim Henderson

The courageous and inspiring Jackie Robinson would've turned 102 today. Here he is signing autographs when he was a member of the Montreal Royals in 1946. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Please take a moment to remember... Continue Reading →

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Tommy Lasorda passes away at 93

Tommy Lasorda pitched a record nine seasons with the International League's Montreal Royals. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Tommy Lasorda has passed away at the age of 93. The Los Angeles Dodgers issued a statement this... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Jordan Balazovic, Roberto Clemente, Andre Dawson

This card was in the 2017 Topps Update series. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – It was 10 years ago today that Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) was voted the National League's Most Valuable Player. With that, he became the second... Continue Reading →

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