Why Fred McGriff should be in the Hall of Fame

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November 30, 2022 By Kevin Glew Coooperstowners in Canada It’s a felony that the “Crime Dog” isn’t already in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. At least that’s what Fred McGriff’s strongest supporters believe. And you can count John Tuberty in that group. McGriff was the inspiration behind his blog, Tubbs Baseball Blog, that he... Continue Reading →

October 21, 1992: Key makes his last start for the Blue Jays

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October 21, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Thirty years ago today, with two outs in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays clinging to a 2-1 lead over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of the 1992 World Series, manager Cito Gaston strolled to the mound and took the ball from Jimmy... Continue Reading →

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Former Expo Marv Staehle passes away at 80

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October 10, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos second baseman Marv Staehle passed away on September 30 at the age of 80. He died in Lake Geneva, Wisc., where he lived in retirement with his wife, Mary Lou, who he had been married to for 56 years. No cause of death... Continue Reading →

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Doucet, Howarth named Ford C. Frick Award finalists

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Jacques Doucet (left) and Jerry Howarth (right) have been named 2023 Ford C. Frick Award finalists. Photos: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame October 6, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Canadian broadcasting legends Jacques Doucet and Jerry Howarth are among the 10 finalists for the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2023 Ford C. Frick... Continue Reading →

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Stairs shares hitting wisdom in Alberta

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Former big leaguer Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) shares his hitting wisdom with the Western Canadian Baseball League All-Stars prior to Saturday night’s WCBL All-Star Game. Photo: Kevin Glew July 26, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Matt Stairs must feel at home in Alberta. The former big league slugger, who was at Seaman Stadium... Continue Reading →

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Pedro still loves Canada, city of Montreal

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Pedro Martinez delivers his long-awaited Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech in St. Marys, Ont., on Saturday. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. June 22, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada “I love you, Canada!” Pedro Martinez shouted those words near the end of his long awaited Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction... Continue Reading →

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Gibbons: Martin gave 2015 Blue Jays “toughness” and “backbone”

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5XzIGS96gs *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. June 8, 2022 By Kevin Glew Coopestowners in Canada John Gibbons says Russell Martin gave the 2015 Toronto Blue Jays the “backbone” they needed to... Continue Reading →

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Gibbons recalls Thomas’ 500th HR and Big Hurt’s unceremonious departure from Jays

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz5lrqahCRw *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 31, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Frank Thomas belted his 500th major league home run off Minnesota Twins right-hander Carlos Silva in... Continue Reading →

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Russell Martin to announce retirement

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May 28, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Montreal native Russell Martin is set to officially announce his retirement. The veteran catcher, who hasn’t played a big league game since 2019, told Guillaume Latendresse and Maxim Lapierre during an interview for their La Poche bleue podcast that he’ll make the formal announcement on social... Continue Reading →

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