On Roberto Clemente Day, I take a look back at Clemente's first pro season with the Montreal Royals and the legend's other Canadian links.
Jackie Robinson and his wife, Rachel, loved the city of Montreal, where Robinson played for the Royals in 1946.
My weekly Canadian baseball news column "But What Do I Know?" discusses Mike Soroka, Jordan Romano, Fergie Jenkins and Roberto Clemente.
When Roberto Clemente's plane carrying relief supplies to Nicaragua crashed 50 years ago today, down with it went the hearts and spirits of the thousands Clemente managed to touch during his short life.
October 30, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and former Houston Astros outfielder Terry Puhl (Melville, Sask.) threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 1 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park. I'm going to go out on... Continue Reading →
Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) delivering his Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech in 2019. Photo: Scott Crawford, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame October 23, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -On Friday, the Toronto Blue Jays announced that they have signed manager John Schneider to a... Continue Reading →
Roberto Clemente with the Montreal Royals in 1954. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame September 15, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When historians talk about baseball legends with connections to Canada early in their career, they often mention Babe Ruth who hit his first professional regular season home run in Toronto or the... Continue Reading →
Canadian Junior National Team members (left to right) Hugh Pinkney, Sam White, Ty Hamilton, Cameron Chee-Aloy and Carson Lumley (background) chat it up with Russell Martin prior to the Toronto Blue Jays game on Canada Day. Photo: Toronto Blue Jays July 3, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada -On Canada Day at Rogers Centre, the... Continue Reading →
*Here’s an article I wrote a few years ago and have been updating each year on Jackie Robinson Day. It has never been more important to remember Jackie Robinson than right now. — Kevin Glew. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada How do you do justice to the most important player in baseball history? That’s... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -A new Canadian baseball history book called "Our Game, Too: The Development of Canadian Baseball" will be released this spring (likely in early May). Andrew North, the co-founder of the Centre for Canadian Baseball Research and the organizer of the annual Canadian Baseball... Continue Reading →