Davisson recalls being a part of Canada’s first junior national squad

June 30, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It could be called Canada’s first junior national team, and Bob Davisson, then a naïve, 16-year-old left-hander from Oakbank, Man., was part of it. He recently contacted Baseball Canada to reminisce about that trailblazing squad of 14 teenagers, selected from four provinces, that travelled to Cuba... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Case, Fergie Jenkins, Matt Stairs, Andre Dawson

Bob Bailey was the hero of the Montreal Expos' first spring training game. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -Fifty-three years ago today, the Montreal Expos played their first spring training game. They defeated the Kansas City Royals 9-8 in front of 1,768 fans in a road game at... Continue Reading →

Long Reads: Allan Roth: The story of the Canadian who was MLB’s first team statistician

Allan Roth (Montreal, Que.) calculated baseball statistics in his office before computers. Photo: National Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Before Bill James, Sabermetrics and FanGraphs, one determined Canadian helped start it all. Allan Roth was a 26-year-old former tie and suspenders salesman from Montreal, who had a passion for baseball... Continue Reading →

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Tip O’Neill Award

December 7, 2021 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release St. Marys, Ont. – Montreal-born Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s 2021 Tip O’Neill Award. Canada’s baseball shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Bob Elliott, Joe Siddall, Tip O’Neill Award voting, Pedro Martinez

  My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and Canadian Baseball Network founder Bob Elliott and former Montreal Expos catcher and current Blue Jays Central studio analyst Joe Siddall on their inductions into the Baseball Ontario Hall of Fame which took place last... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know?. . . John Axford, Pedro Martinez, Robin Yount, Eric Cyr

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Port Dover, Ont., native John Axford has signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays that includes an invite to big league spring training. The 6-foot-5 reliever struggled in 2017 after beginning the campaign on the disabled list with a right shoulder... Continue Reading →

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