But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Tyler O’Neill, Jamie Romak, Edgar Martinez

Happ-y New Year to you! By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes from the past week: -All of us in the Canadian baseball community owe Bob Elliott a big thank you for the tremendous amount of work he puts into his annual 100 Most Influential Canadians in baseball list. On... Continue Reading →

Remembering the four Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees that passed away in 2021

Rheal Cormer at his 2012 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in St. Marys, Ont. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Four Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees passed away in 2021. As the end of the year approaches, please take a moment to remember them. I've written... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Morneau, Stubby Clapp, Jacob Robson, Ken Griffey Jr.

Justin Morneau was named the American MVP 15 years ago. Photo: Minnesota Twins By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -It was 15 years ago today that Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) became the first - and still only - Canadian to... Continue Reading →

Strong list of candidate for Canadian ball hall’s Tip O’Neill Award

November 19, 2021 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release St. Marys, Ont. – It’s likely the strongest crop of Tip O’Neill Award candidates in the history of the award. Six players born in Canada enjoyed outstanding major league seasons in 2021. Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) challenged for... Continue Reading →

Jerry Johnson, winning pitcher in Blue Jays’ first game, passes away at 77

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Jerry Johnson, who was the Toronto Blue Jays' winning pitcher in their first-ever game, passed away on Monday after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). He was 77. His wife, Susan Trautmann Johnson, announced his death on her Facebook page this afternoon.... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jamie Romak, Tyler O’Neill, Claude Raymond, Fred McGriff

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) announced his retirement from professional baseball on Saturday. Jeeho Yoo, of the YonHap News, reported Romak's decision on Twitter last night. The 36-year-old Canuck, who won the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's Tip O'Neill Award... Continue Reading →

Three Canadians named 2021 Silver Slugger Award finalists

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Three players born in Canada were among the finalists for the 2021 Silver Slugger awards, announced by Louisville Slugger on Monday. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) and Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) are finalists at the first base position in the American League and National League respectively, while Tyler O’Neill... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, Nick Pivetta, Jason Dickson, Rod Black

Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.). Photo: Twitter My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -In a surprising move, the St. Louis Cardinals dismissed manager Mike Shildt on Thursday due to "philosophical differences." The Cardinals won 17 games in a row in September to secure the final National League Wild Card spot before the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Dave McKay, Jordan Romano, Fergie Jenkins

Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) is the only player born in Canada still active in the MLB posteason. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -It's Thanksgiving weekend and I wanted to thank you for your support of my blog. I hope you and your family have... Continue Reading →

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