Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Rob Thomson set to manage Phillies in World Series

October 28, 2022 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) will become the first Canadian to manage a team in the World Series in 135 years when he leads his Philadelphia Phillies against the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the Fall Classic on Friday. The 2019 Canadian Baseball Hall of... Continue Reading →

2020 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee: Duane Ward

Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame June 15, 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 →

Anthopoulos named 2021 Most Influential Canadian in baseball by Canadian Baseball Network

Alex Anthopoulos (Montreal, Que.), the Atlanta Braves' World Series-winning GM Official Canadian Baseball Network News Release Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos has been named the Most Influential Canadian in baseball by the Canadian Baseball Network (CBN). The Montreal native, who became the first Canadian-born general manager to be at the helm of a World... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Alex Anthopoulos, Tyler O’Neill, Jordan Romano, Roy Halladay

Alex Anthopoulos (Montreal, Que.) is the first Canadian GM to win a World Series. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -If your dream is to work in a front office position in Major League Baseball, here's some inspiration for you: Montreal native Alex Anthopoulos started... Continue Reading →

Former Expos reliever Grant Jackson passes away from COVID-19

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos reliever Grant Jackson passed away on Tuesday from complications from COVID-19 at the age of 78. The Pittsburgh Pirates, the team Jackson spent parts of six big league seasons with, made the announcement on Twitter just after noon E.T. on Tuesday. They shared that Jackson died... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, James Paxton, Joey Votto, George Selkirk

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         In a final classy gesture, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons will step aside today to allow Montreal native Russell Martin to manage the team for the club’s final game of the season. The 35-year-old Martin, who has not played since September 3, will... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Ryan Dempster, Tim Raines, Tim Wallach

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - Congratulations to Gibsons, B.C., native Ryan Dempster who became the 10th Canadian player to be part of a World Series-winning team when the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals last night. A starter... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . John Axford, Joe Carter, Chris Maloney

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - Scott Crawford, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's director of operations, reports that Port Dover, Ont., native John Axford has set two Canadian pitching records this post-season. The right-handed reliever has made five playoff appearances... Continue Reading →

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