My weekly Canadian baseball news “But What Do I Know?” column discusses Jared Young, Edouard Julien and Josh Naylor.
Former Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Rob Butler has been named the new field manager of the Intercounty Baseball League's Toronto Maple Leafs.
Kevin Glew runs down some of Milwaukee Brewers legend and National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Robin Yount's Canadian connections.
October 28, 2022 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) will become the first Canadian to manage a team in the World Series in 135 years when he leads his Philadelphia Phillies against the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the Fall Classic on Friday. The 2019 Canadian Baseball Hall of... Continue Reading →
Rob Thomson was a coach with the double-A London (Ontario) Tigers in 1989. June 12, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: – I have a running joke on Twitter that Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) is on pace to never lose a game as a major league manager.... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Tyler O'Neill (Maple Ridge, B.C.) had a home run and knocked in five runs for the St. Louis Cardinals in their 9-0 Opening Day win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. O'Neill's five RBIs represented the first time that a Cardinals batter... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada As Scott Brow peered in at Kansas City Royals legend and three-time batting champion George Brett in the first inning of his major league debut, he remembered his game plan. The studious Toronto Blue Jays right-hander, who had already recorded two quick outs, had been asked by a media... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • On Monday, when reporters asked Jose Bautista what it will take for the Toronto Blue Jays to re-sign him after his contract expires at the end of the season, the slugger said that he had a dollar amount in mind (rumored to be at... Continue Reading →
Long-time Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor became a fan favorite in Toronto after Blue Jays general manager Pat Gillick signed him to a three-year deal prior to the 1993 season. What most Blue Jays fans might not know is that Molitor wasn't the first Hall of Fame Brewer that Gillick had targeted. I recently discovered an... Continue Reading →
The Toronto Blue Jays are going all out to celebrate Canada’s birthday on Sunday. Players will don special red jerseys, there will be a street festival outside the Rogers Centre and the club will honour armed forces members and Olympians. This patriotic fervor makes me think of all of the Canadian players that have suited... Continue Reading →