But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Jim Fanning, Nick Pivetta, Jordan Romano

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Jim Fanning passed away six years ago today. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) heads into this afternoon's game against the St. Louis Cardinals one home run shy of 300 for... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Larry Walker, James Paxton, Mike Soroka, Ron Taylor

Fergie Jenkins will be immortalized with a statue outside of Wrigley Field in Chicago. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Congratulations to Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) who will become the fourth former Chicago Cubs player to... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Ron Taylor, Zach Pop, Stubby Clapp

Happy 78th Birthday to Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.)! By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Happy 78th Birthday to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Fergie Jenkins! Born in Chatham, Ont., he was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies on June 15, 1962, but it wasn’t... Continue Reading →

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

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 →

Remembering Bob Gibson and his Canadian connections

Bob Gibson and Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) were mound rivals and perennial National League Cy Young Award contenders between 1967 and 1972. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada After it was announced that longtime St. Louis Cardinals ace Bob Gibson had passed away on Friday, Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) paid tribute to... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Gary Carter, Larry Walker, John Hiller, James Paxton

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Forty-nine years ago today, the Montreal Expos defeated Tom Seaver and the eventual World Series champion New York Mets at Shea Stadium 11-10 in their first regular season game. Left-handed reliever Don Shaw was the winning pitcher for the Expos, while fellow southpaw Dan... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Jason Dickson, Vladimir Guerrero

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Montreal native Russell Martin helped make history on Tuesday when he belted two home runs against the New York Yankees in the Toronto Blue Jays’ 12-6 victory at Yankee Stadium. In that game, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez also clubbed two home runs, marking the first... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jeff Francis, Fergie Jenkins, Ron Taylor

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Congratulations to Jeff Francis (North Delta, B.C.) on his successful 11-year major league career. Hall of Fame writer Bob Elliott shared on the Canadian Baseball Network on Friday that Francis is retiring. A first-round pick (ninth overall) in the 2002 MLB amateur draft, the... Continue Reading →

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