Stairs shares hitting wisdom in Alberta

Former big leaguer Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) shares his hitting wisdom with the Western Canadian Baseball League All-Stars prior to Saturday night’s WCBL All-Star Game. Photo: Kevin Glew July 26, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Matt Stairs must feel at home in Alberta. The former big league slugger, who was at Seaman Stadium... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jackie Robinson, James Paxton, Jordan Romano, Cal Quantrill

Seventy-five years ago today, Jackie Robinson made his debut with the International League's Montreal Royals. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -It was 75 years ago today that Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to compete in integrated professional... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Matt Stairs, Paul Quantrill, George Selkirk

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) posted this powerful photo (below) on Twitter on Tuesday.  He also shared a more personal message two days later. He is an important voice to be listening to... Continue Reading →

The 1954 Montreal Royals team photo . . . Billy Harris

His first professional baseball contract was signed in a quintessentially Canadian setting. New Brunswick native Billy Harris was competing in a hockey tournament in Buchans, Nfld., when Brooklyn Dodgers scout Bill O’Connor secured the stocky 19-year-old’s signature on a piece of paper. Although the five-foot-seven Harris was a standout stickhandler, it was his right arm... Continue Reading →

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to enshrine Staub, Melvin, Cormier and Team Canada

*Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca **Please note this is part 1 of a two-part post. The original face of the Montreal Expos, the current mastermind of the Milwaukee Brewers, the legendary left-hander from Moncton, N.B. and the reigning gold medalists from the 2011 Pan Am Games will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame at... Continue Reading →

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