Yamamura becomes first individual Asahi player inducted into Canadian ball hall

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It’s a shame that Roy Yamamura wasn’t alive for his induction into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. His daughter Bonnie Fukuzawa, who spoke on her father’s behalf during the Canadian ball hall’s virtual ceremony on Tuesday night, said her dad would’ve been overjoyed with the honour. “When I wasContinue reading “Yamamura becomes first individual Asahi player inducted into Canadian ball hall”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Pat Hentgen, Jacques Doucet

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: It was 19 years ago today that Maple Ridge, B.C., native Larry Walker became the first Canadian to win a big league MVP Award. The left-handed-hitting slugger captured the National League honour by batting .366 and belting 49 home runs during the 1997 season. HeContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Pat Hentgen, Jacques Doucet”