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? . . . Jack Graney, Dick Allen, Larry Walker, Orlando Hudson

Here I am interviewing Jack Graney's daughter, the lovely Margot Mudd, in St. Thomas, Ont., in 2014. Photo: Scott Crawford By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -I was thrilled when Jack Graney was named the winner of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C.... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Tip O’Neill Award, Tom Cheek, Andy Stewart

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -At some point during the 2022 major league season (if or when it begins), the Boston Red Sox should have two Canadian pitchers in their starting rotation. After making 30 regular season starts for the Red Sox in 2021,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Morneau, Fergie Jenkins, Brett Lawrie, B.J. Ryan

Justin Morneau. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -The National Baseball Hall of Fame unveiled its 2021 Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) ballot on Monday. Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) is one of 13 new players on the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, Nick Pivetta, Jason Dickson, Rod Black

Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.). Photo: Twitter My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -In a surprising move, the St. Louis Cardinals dismissed manager Mike Shildt on Thursday due to "philosophical differences." The Cardinals won 17 games in a row in September to secure the final National League Wild Card spot before the... Continue Reading →

Jack Graney named finalist for Hall’s Ford C. Frick Award

Late Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Jack Graney (St. Thomas, Ont.) has been named one of eight finalists for the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2022 Ford C. Frick Award. Photo Credit: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Legendary Cleveland Indians player turned broadcaster Jack Graney (St. Thomas, Ont.)... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Ernie Whitt

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – It took 30 years but Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) finally has some Canadian company in the plaque gallery in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) joked about joining Jenkins in his... Continue Reading →

Walker does Canada proud, hits home run with induction speech

Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) took a few seconds at the beginning of his induction speech to film the large crowd on hand in Cooperstown. Photo: National Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Larry Walker batted third at the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. That had... Continue Reading →

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