After a brief stop in the Atlanta Braves organization, Rowan Wick has signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Tennessee Smokies outfielder Owen Caissie (Burlington, Ont.) has been named the Double-A Southern League’s Player of the Week.
Right-hander Rowan Wick (North Vancouver, B.C.) has signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves.
Tony Gwynn recorded his 3,000th major league hit at Montreal's Olympic Stadium on August 6, 1999. The ball was later auctioned for $142,762.
January 10, 2023 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Nate Colbert, a former Montreal Expo and three-time National League All-Star, passed away on January 5 at the age of 76. The San Diego Padres, whom Colbert enjoyed his most success with, shared the news of his death on social media on Thursday night. Colbert died... Continue Reading →
Kenny Hillyard (right) meets his baseball hero Fred McGriff at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago in 2019. December 16, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada On December 4, when National Baseball Hall of Fame president Josh Rawitch announced on the MLB Network that Fred McGriff would finally be honoured with a plaque... Continue Reading →
November 30, 2022 By Kevin Glew Coooperstowners in Canada It’s a felony that the “Crime Dog” isn’t already in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least that’s what Fred McGriff’s strongest supporters believe. And you can count John Tuberty in that group. McGriff was the inspiration behind his blog, Tubbs Baseball Blog, that he... Continue Reading →
September 4, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Boston Red Sox right-hander Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) took a comebacker travelling 91.4 mph hit by Texas Rangers outfielder Leody Taveras off his calf in the third inning of his start on Friday which knocked him out of the... Continue Reading →
Right-hander John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) would like to play for Canada at the 2023 World Baseball Classic. Photo: Baseball Canada July 10, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada -Right-hander John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) is hoping to pitch for Canada at the 2023 World Baseball Classic. The 39-year-old right-hander hinted at that in... Continue Reading →
Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) with the San Diego Padres. Photo: MLB on Fox By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes from the past week: -Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rheal Cormier (Cap Pele, N.B.) who passed away last March at the age of 53... Continue Reading →