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 →

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. wins Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Tip O’Neill Award

December 7, 2021 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release St. Marys, Ont. – Montreal-born Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s 2021 Tip O’Neill Award. Canada’s baseball shrine presents this honour annually to the Canadian player judged to have... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Tip O’Neill Award, Tom Cheek, Andy Stewart

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -At some point during the 2022 major league season (if or when it begins), the Boston Red Sox should have two Canadian pitchers in their starting rotation. After making 30 regular season starts for the Red Sox in 2021,... 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 →

But What Do I Know? . . . Marty Healy, Joey Votto, Larry Walker, Fergie Jenkins

The Expos signed Larry Walker 37 years ago. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Marty Healy would've turned 44 on Monday. He was a wonderful guy with an encyclopedic knowledge of Canadian baseball players and the co-author (with Richard Armstrong) of an excellent book about... 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? . . . Tyler O’Neill, Jordan Romano, Joey Votto, John Cerutti

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Montreal, Que.) has 47 home runs for the Toronto Blue Jays this season. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -The Toronto Blue Jays must beat the Baltimore Orioles in their final game of the season today and one of (or both) the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Tyler O’Neill, Cal Quantrill, Justin Morneau, Terry Puhl

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - Tyler O'Neill (Maple Ridge, B.C.) belted his 30th home run of the season for the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of their doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs on Friday. With that, for the first time in... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Matt Brash, Tyler O’Neill, Paul Hodgson, Vladimir Guerrero

Twenty-five years ago, Vladimir Guerrero made his MLB debut with the Expos. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – If there was an American League Cy Young Award presented for the second half of the season, Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) would definitely be a... Continue Reading →

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