My weekly Canadian baseball news column discusses Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., Abraham Toro, Roy Halladay and Rusty Staub.
Junior National Team alum and former big league left-hander Adam Loewen (Surrey, B.C.) will attempt a comeback to play for Canada at the World Baseball Classic. The 38-year-old left-hander hasn’t thrown a pitch or hit in an international competition for Canada since 2019, but given his track record, no one should bet against him.
St. Louis Cardinals slugger Tyler O’Neill (Maple Ridge, B.C.) confirmed on Monday that he plans to play for Canada in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
Kevin Glew's weekly Canadian baseball news column shares some highlights from Baseball Canada's 2023 National Teams Awards Banquet & Fundraiser.
Ernie Whitt will again manage Canada at the World Baseball Classic. Photo: Baseball Canada December 18, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Since taking over as senior national team manager in 1999, Toronto Blue Jays legend Ernie Whitt has guided the squad to its first two gold... Continue Reading →
November 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Who do you think was the best Canadian baseball player in 2022? Was it Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) who became the first Canuck to record 30 saves in a season for a Canadian major league... 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 →
Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame June 14, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will hold its first in-person induction ceremony since 2019 this Saturday in St. Marys, Ont. Four inductees will be honoured: Jeff Francis (2022), Justin Morneau (2020), Duane Ward (2020) and Pedro Martinez (2018). In... Continue Reading →
You could say I'm batting .500. In my "rookie" year (2010) of this blog, I wrote down 10 things I would like to see happen in Canadian baseball in the ensuing decade. I remembered that I had written this post earlier today and decided to see how many of my wishes had come true. ... Continue Reading →
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · After consulting with my friends at Alberta Dugout Stories (@ABDugoutStories) and with Alberta baseball expert Ruben Lipszyc, I believe I can safely say that when Calgary native Mike Soroka started against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday that he became the first pitcher born... Continue Reading →