Brash to be called up by Mariners

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Canadian right-hander Matt Brash will be added to the Seattle Mariners’ roster prior to today’s game with the Oakland A’s, according to a report from Ryan Divish, of The Seattle Times. Brash, a Kingston, Ont., native, had been spotted in the Mariners’ clubhouse yesterday which had sparked speculation aboutContinue reading “Brash to be called up by Mariners”

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to re-open on Tuesday

July 16, 2021 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Press Release The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is excited to announce that it will open for the season on Tuesday, July 20. “On behalf of our board of directors and our staff, I’m looking forward to welcoming visitors back to St. Marys toContinue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to re-open on Tuesday”

Trio of donors make it possible for Canadian ball hall to enhance fields, site

May 11, 2021 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Press Release St. Marys, Ont. – Thanks to the generous support of the Jays Care Foundation, the Town of St. Marys and the St. Marys Minor Ball Association, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will be able to make significant improvements to its baseballContinue reading “Trio of donors make it possible for Canadian ball hall to enhance fields, site”

Tours of historic Labatt Park to be offered this summer

Official Tourism London News Release London, Ont. – Beginning this summer, Labatt Memorial Park, home of the London Majors and the world’s oldest baseball diamond, will be offering exclusive behind the scenes public tours of this legendary facility. With a history dating back to 1877, Labatt Memorial Park has played an important role on theContinue reading “Tours of historic Labatt Park to be offered this summer”

Five things you should know about . . . Bob Hooper

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada His nickname was the Leamington Workhorse. And that’s exactly what Bob Hooper was for the hapless Philadelphia A’s in 1950. In 45 games – including 20 starts and 25 relief appearances – that season, he managed to register 15 of the club’s 52 wins. Born in Leamington, Ont., inContinue reading “Five things you should know about . . . Bob Hooper”

Sparky Anderson got start as manager in Toronto

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When the Detroit Tigers won the World Series in 1984, Sparky Anderson became the first manager to win a championship with both an American League and National League (Cincinnati 1975, 1976) club. But while most associate the fiery, white-haired skipper, who would’ve turned 87 today, with the Big RedContinue reading “Sparky Anderson got start as manager in Toronto”

Ex-Blue Jays News: Bass, Dermody, Happ

January 26, 2021 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly roundup of former Toronto Blue Jays news and notes: Player Signings –LHP Matt Dermody has signed a one-year deal with the Seibu Lions of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan, per Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors. Financial terms have not been disclosed. –LHP J.A.Continue reading “Ex-Blue Jays News: Bass, Dermody, Happ”

Dorchester, Ont., native David Mendham named Canadian Baseball Network’s college Player of the Year

Note from Kevin Glew, blog founder: I grew up in Dorchester, Ont. So this special to me. Congratulations to David and the Mendham family! Official Canadian Baseball Network Press Release Canadian Baseball Network unveils 2020 Canadian college Player of the Year and annual All-Canadian college teams Toronto, Ont. – The Canadian Baseball Network (CBN) announcedContinue reading “Dorchester, Ont., native David Mendham named Canadian Baseball Network’s college Player of the Year”

Ron Taylor, Father Ronald Cullen to be inducted into Baseball Ontario Hall of Fame

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former big league pitcher and Toronto Blue Jays doctor Ron Taylor and legendary Windsor, Ont., baseball coach Father Ronald Cullen have been elected to the Baseball Ontario Hall of Fame. The announcement was made on Wednesday, and Taylor and Cullen will be officially inducted in a virtual awards galaContinue reading “Ron Taylor, Father Ronald Cullen to be inducted into Baseball Ontario Hall of Fame”

Ex-Expos: Whatever happened to? . . . Bill Atkinson

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada There’s nothing greater than a mother’s love, but it doesn’t hurt if she can also teach you how to throw a curveball. Former Montreal Expos right-hander Bill Atkinson can attest to this. It was his mother, Patricia, that not only showered him and his four sisters with love asContinue reading “Ex-Expos: Whatever happened to? . . . Bill Atkinson”