By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Longtime big league pitcher and Cap-Pele, N.B., native Rheal Cormier, who was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012, has passed away at the age of 53 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Rheal Cormier,” said Scott... Continue Reading →
But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Mathieson, Scott Richmond, Ken Griffey Jr.
June 14, 2020 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - Veteran right-handers Scott Mathieson and Scott Richmond, who were both born in Vancouver, had hoped to pitch for Canada at the Olympics this summer and then retire. With the Olympics postponed until 2021, however, both... Continue Reading →
Cormier’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech would’ve made father proud
Rheal Cormier almost made it through his Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech without tears. But when it came time to talk about his father, Ronald, who passed away last September, the Cap-Pele, N.B., native couldn’t contain his emotions. At a pre-ceremony press conference on Saturday, Cormier recounted how his father, a truck driver... Continue Reading →
New Brunswick native Jason Dickson still throwing K’s
Here's an article I wrote recently about New Brunswick native Jason Dickson, a former big league all-star, who has made a successful transition into a second career as an administrator. You can check it out here: http://canadianbaseballnetwork.com/node/18583