Cooperstowners in Canada: George Brett

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada George Brett was a Blue Jay killer. Any longtime Toronto Blue Jays fan is likely to tell you that. And of the seemingly countless games in which the Hall of Fame third baseman teed off on Blue Jays’ pitching, Game 3 of the 1985 American League Championship Series (ALCS)Continue reading “Cooperstowners in Canada: George Brett”

But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Thorman, Rob Ducey, Ed Herrman

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Two ex-big leaguers from Cambridge, Ont., have landed prominent coaching jobs this off-season. Rob Ducey, who was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in June, will serve as a hitting instructor with theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Thorman, Rob Ducey, Ed Herrman”

New artifacts from class of 2013 at Canadian ball hall

It’s always interesting to see what items the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame receives from their inductees to display. Here’s a quick look at a few of the artifacts related to this year’s induction class that you can view at the St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine this summer: *Among the interesting things I learned about RobContinue reading “New artifacts from class of 2013 at Canadian ball hall”

Ducey reunited with Bell at CBHFM induction ceremony

By Alexis Brudnicki, special guest contributor to Cooperstowners in Canada When Rob Ducey was looking to make his break into the big leagues from down on the farm with the Toronto Blue Jays, he knew it would be a difficult path to pave. Toronto’s outfield was already home to three stars who appeared to beContinue reading “Ducey reunited with Bell at CBHFM induction ceremony”

These Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame podcasts are definitely worth a listen

  Peter Bean, the director of fan engagement at the Canadian Baseball Network, has completed some excellent podcasts in advance of this weekend’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame festivities. They are definitely worth a listen. Here are the links: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame director of operations Scott Crawford talks about the weekend’s festivities: http://www.canadianbaseballnetwork.com/articles/podcast-hall-of-fame-weekend-preview/Continue reading “These Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame podcasts are definitely worth a listen”

Canadian ball hall to induct Blue Jays and Expos legends as part of three-day celebration

Courtesy: http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca St. Marys, Ont. – Twenty years ago George Bell and Tim Raines were teammates with the Chicago White Sox, but Canadians will best remember them for their starring roles with the Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos. While Bell was belting 47 home runs en route to the American League MVP award forContinue reading “Canadian ball hall to induct Blue Jays and Expos legends as part of three-day celebration”

2013 CBHFM Inductee – George Bell – Things you might not know …

Writer’s Note: This is my second in a series of “Things you might not know …” articles about this year’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees. This year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. in St. Marys, Ont., on the museum’s ceremonial grounds. Admission is free.Continue reading “2013 CBHFM Inductee – George Bell – Things you might not know …”

2013 CBHFM Inductee – Rob Ducey – Things you might not know …

* Writer’s Note: This is my first in a series of “Things you might not know …” articles about this year’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees. This year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. in St. Marys, Ont., on the museum’s ceremonial grounds. Admission isContinue reading “2013 CBHFM Inductee – Rob Ducey – Things you might not know …”

Whitt recalls playing with 2013 Canadian ball hall inductees Bell and Ducey

Ernie Whitt is hoping to be in St. Marys, Ont., on June 29 to watch two of his former teammates be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. A two-time inductee himself – for his individual accomplishments (2009) and for his role as manager of the senior national team that captured gold at theContinue reading “Whitt recalls playing with 2013 Canadian ball hall inductees Bell and Ducey”

Bell, new Canadian ball hall inductee, still savours division-winning catch in 1985

He won an American League MVP award, was selected to three all-star teams and belted a game-winning homer in the Toronto Blue Jays’ final game at Exhibition Stadium on May 28, 1989. But George Bell says the highlight of his career was catching the fly ball that Ron Hassey lifted to shallow left field onContinue reading “Bell, new Canadian ball hall inductee, still savours division-winning catch in 1985”