Here are 10 interesting facts that I learned at the Canadian Baseball History Conference in Toronto on the weekend.
The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame is selling Babe Ruth prints to commemorate his first professional regular season home run, hit in Toronto
Former Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Rob Butler has been named the new field manager of the Intercounty Baseball League's Toronto Maple Leafs.
My weekly Canadian baseball news "But What Do I Know?" column discusses Bo Naylor, James Paxton and Reggie Smith.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fJTvxsQrHI *Watch Stu Stone’s full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager’s weekly “Talking Points” feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. May 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada. John Gibbons has heard the baseball stats gurus who insist that any pitcher can close a... Continue Reading →
May 3, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Many of the biggest highlights of Gary Waslewski’s baseball career happened when he was pitching in Canada. In 1965 and 1966, he was a key pitcher for the International League’s Toronto Maple Leafs and helped them capture back-to-back championships. In the latter year, he won 18... Continue Reading →
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 →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Here's a rundown of some significant events in Canadian baseball history that have happened on May 7: 1929 - Former Montreal Expos manager Dick Williams was born in St. Louis, Mo. Prior to managing the Expos to a 380-347 record in parts of five seasons from 1977 to 1981,... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Rest in peace to Canada's hockey dad, Walter Gretzky. He passed away on Thursday at the age of 82 after battling Parkinson's disease and a number of other health issues. The senior Gretzky was also a big baseball... Continue Reading →
Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When the Detroit Tigers won the World Series in 1984, Sparky Anderson became the first manager to win a championship with both an American League and National League (Cincinnati 1975, 1976) club. But while most associate the fiery, white-haired skipper, who would've turned... Continue Reading →