Fred McGriff and Scott Rolen will not be featured in Toronto Blue Jays caps on their Hall of Fame plaques.
Tag: National Baseball Hall of Fame
Rolen worked hard for Cooperstown honour, helped shape Votto’s career
Without Scott Rolen, Canadian slugger Joey Votto likely wouldn’t be a six-time All-Star, and that's just one of the new Hall of Famer's Canadian connections.
But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Gary Carter, Jeff Francis, Joey Votto
Kevin Glew's weekly Canadian baseball news column "But What Do I Know?" discusses Fergie Jenkins, Gary Carter, Reno Bertoia and Joey Votto.
McGriff elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame
December 4, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Toronto Blue Jays slugger Fred McGriff was unanimously elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday by the Contemporary Baseball Era Players Committee. All 16 members on the committee voted for McGriff. Candidates required 12 of 16 votes (or 75 per cent) to... Continue Reading →
Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry passes away at 84
December 1, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Hall of Fame right-hander Gaylord Perry passed away on Thursday morning at the age of 84. He reportedly died at his home in Gaffney, S.C., of natural causes. Perry and Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) forged a fast friendship when they pitched together on two... Continue Reading →
Legendary Expos broadcaster Jacques Doucet announces retirement
September 21, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Jacques Doucet officially announced his retirement on Wednesday night. The 82-year-old Canadian broadcasting legend, who has been unable to work this season due to health issues, told Rodger Brulotte and Denis Casavant of his decision during the French broadcast of the Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue... Continue Reading →
But What Do I Know? . . . Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Jack Graney, Paul Beeston, Dave Stieb
July 22, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada You are receiving my weekly column of Canadian baseball news and notes on Friday this week because I have a commitment on Sunday. Hope you have a great weekend! -For me, the best moment of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday was when Vladimir... Continue Reading →
2018 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee: Pedro Martinez
June 16, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will hold its first in-person induction ceremony since 2019 this Saturday in St. Marys, Ont. Four inductees will be honoured: Jeff Francis (2022), Justin Morneau (2020), Duane Ward (2020) and Pedro Martinez (2018). In the days leading up to the... Continue Reading →
Long Reads: Bob Emslie: The Canadian ump who quietly set pitching records
May 26, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Bob Emslie was an umpire. That’s how the St. Thomas, Ont., native identified himself well after he called his final major league strike. In fact, he was so closely linked to that profession that it’s listed as his occupation on his death certificate -- despite the... Continue Reading →
Jacques Doucet might retire after 2022 season
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Jacques Doucet says the 2022 major league season could be his last behind the mike. The Canadian broadcasting legend, who was the French voice of the Montreal Expos from 1972 to 2004, made that statement on the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's inductees Zoom call on February 2. "I... Continue Reading →