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 →


Jays reassign Otto Lopez to minors


Otto Lopez (Montreal, Que.), shown here with the Canadian national team, has been reassigned to Toronto Blue Jays minor league camp. Photo: Baseball Canada March 31, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Toronto Blue Jays have reassigned INF/OF Otto Lopez to minor league camp. The 23-year-old, who spent part of his youth in... 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 →


Uplifting Canadian baseball photos/videos of the week – May 29


By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada For the past month, I've been posting an "Uplifting Canadian Baseball Photo/Video of the Day" on Twitter and Facebook. I realize that many of you don't follow me on social media, so each Friday, my plan is to share the top three (most retweeted, liked or shared) of these... Continue Reading →


Find the Canadian connection – 1980 Topps Jerry Turner


  Today I'm introducing a feature to the blog. For this "Find the Canadian Connection" feature, I will close my eyes and reach into a random box of baseball cards in my basement and pull out a single card. I will then try to establish a Canadian connection for the player featured on the card.... Continue Reading →


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