But What Do I Know? . . . Tommy Lasorda, James Paxton, Rheal Cormier, Paul Beeston

Tommy Lasorda speaks at his Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in St. Marys, Ont., in 2006. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – As you have already heard, legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager and Canadian Baseball Hall... Continue Reading →

Remembering Whitey Ford and his Canadian connections

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Who was Whitey Ford's manager when he recorded the lowest ERA of his professional career? The answer is Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee George Selkirk. The Huntsville, Ont., native was the dugout boss of the class-A Eastern League Binghamton Triplets in 1949 when Ford, then a fresh-faced 20-year-old,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Vladimir Guerrero, Tim Raines, Justin Morneau

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Last Sunday, former Montreal Expos superstar Vladimir Guerrero asked his Twitter followers what cap they would like to see him pictured in on his plaque if he’s elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame (He becomes eligible in 2017). Of the 24,804 votes... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Carlos Delgado, Russell Martin, Joey Votto

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - Now that Carlos Delgado is set to join the Toronto Blue Jays' Level of Excellence this Sunday, it's my hope that the next celebration of his career will take place at the Canadian Baseball Hall... Continue Reading →

Ted Bowsfield: Penticton’s major league miracle

I thought I would resurrect this story that I wrote about Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Bowsfield in 2006. Bowsfield was one of the most fascinating former players I've ever interviewed. Hope you enjoy! *********************************************************** Ted Bowsfield: Penticton’s major league miracle He is Canada’s Teddy Ballgame. It’s an unlikely moniker for Ted Bowsfield when... Continue Reading →

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