Kevin Glew's weekly Canadian baseball news column "But What Do I Know?" discusses Fergie Jenkins, Gary Carter, Reno Bertoia and Joey Votto.
Canadian Baseball History Conference organizer Andrew North shares a story with the attendees at the conference in Windsor, Ont. on the weekend. Photo: Scott Crawford November 15, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The fifth annual Canadian Baseball History Conference took place in Windsor, Ont., on the weekend. Organized by Andrew North - the... Continue Reading →
Photo: Baseball Ontario 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... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: It was 26 years ago today that Chatham, Ont., native Fergie Jenkins was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame to become the first – and still only – Canadian player honoured by the Cooperstown shrine. The 6-foot-5 right-hander won 284 major league games... Continue Reading →
When Glenn Cox debuted with the Montreal Royals in the spring of 1951, the first batter he faced was Jackie Robinson. The Dodgers' Triple-A Royals were battling their big league peers in an exhibition game, and as Robinson dug into the batter's box, Cox, then a raw, 20-year-old right-hander, stared in for a sign from... Continue Reading →
As a new year approaches, it’s a good time to look back and savour the memories of the Canadian baseball legends that we lost in 2011. In part one of my two-part series, I've created obituaries for the legends that we lost during the first half of 2011: Roy Hartsfield, January 15 After 15 seasons... Continue Reading →
My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): I still feel that Blue Jays fans are too harsh on Edwin Encarnacion, but I have to admit they are very clever. With his two errors at first base in Wednesday’s game, witty Jays supporters have taken to... Continue Reading →
Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer and Windsor baseball legend, Reno Bertoia, passed away this morning at the age of 76. He had been diagnosed with lymphoma in February. “Reno is a true Canadian icon who will be remembered forever in our Hall’s museum, and by me personally, as a kid whose Windsor roots put a... Continue Reading →