But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Jordan Romano, Josh Naylor, Rob Ducey

Rob Ducey (Cambridge, Ont.) made his major league debut 35 years ago. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame May 1, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame opens for its 25th season in St. Marys, Ont., today at 10 a.m.. It’s well worth... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Case, Fergie Jenkins, Matt Stairs, Andre Dawson

Bob Bailey was the hero of the Montreal Expos' first spring training game. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -Fifty-three years ago today, the Montreal Expos played their first spring training game. They defeated the Kansas City Royals 9-8 in front of 1,768 fans in a road game at... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Derek Aucoin, Fergie Jenkins, Rich Butler, Carlton Fisk

Derek Aucoin was the first member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's board of directors from Quebec. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Derek Aucoin lit up a room when he walked into it. The former Montreal Expo... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Tyler Black, Richard Trembecki, Rob Ducey, Ryan Dempster

Toronto Mets alum and Wright State Raiders infielder Tyler Black (Stouffville, Ont.) has a chance to go in the first round of the MLB Draft today. Photo: Wright State Athletics By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -The first round of the MLB draft starts tonight... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Mike Soroka, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Rob Ducey

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Just how good has right-hander Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) been for the Boston Red Sox this season? Well, the 6-foot-5 right-hander is tied for the lead among American League pitchers in wins (5) and his 5-0 record also makes... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . .Jordan Romano, Joey Votto, Jim Henderson, Roland Gladu

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) pitched a scoreless inning in relief on Friday and picked up his first major league win in the Toronto Blue Jays' 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. With the win,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Ducey, Russell Martin, Mike Soroka, Nigel Wilson

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - Happy 55th Birthday to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rob Ducey! Born in Toronto, Ducey was raised in Cambridge, Ont. The left-handed hitting outfielder was signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1984.... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Fergie Jenkins, Joey Votto, Rob Ducey

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: In case you missed it, the Colorado Rockies announced on Friday that they will retire Canadian slugger Larry Walker’s No. 33 in a ceremony on April 19 when the Rockies host the St. Louis Cardinals. The Maple Ridge, B.C., native suited up for parts of... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Dasan Brown, Fergie Jenkins, George Bell

  My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year award voting to New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso. The 6-foot-5 right-hander went 13-4 with a 2.68 ERA in 29 starts for the Atlanta Braves during... Continue Reading →

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