He (sort of) played for the Expos? . . . Jack Clark

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April 7, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He feuded with Tony Gwynn, Ozzie Smith and Frank Robinson. But he was much loved by Mo Vaughn, Andy Van Slyke and Whitey Herzog, the latter of whom called him “the greatest fastball hitter of his era.” Yes, it seems Jack Clark was either loved or... Continue Reading →

Jacques Doucet might retire after 2022 season

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Jacques Doucet says the 2022 major league season could be his last behind the mike. The Canadian broadcasting legend, who was the French voice of the Montreal Expos from 1972 to 2004, made that statement on the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's inductees Zoom call on February 2. "I... Continue Reading →

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

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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 →

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Former Montreal Expo Larry Biittner passes away at age 75

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos outfielder Larry Biittner died on Sunday at the age of 75. The news of his death was first reported on the Baseball Player Passings Facebook page by family friend Dan Pritchard on Sunday morning. The Des Moines Register reported that Biittner died of cancer. Most will... Continue Reading →

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Remembering the former Montreal Expos that died in 2021

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Former Montreal Expos pitcher Jim "Mudcat" Grant died on June 11. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Four former Montreal Expos pitchers, two first basemen, an ex-manager and a beloved coach died in 2021. As the end of the year approaches, let’s take a moment to remember them. Ron Johnson, first baseman, January 26, age... Continue Reading →

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Former Expos manager Bill Virdon passes away at age 90

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos manager Bill Virdon passed away on Tuesday at the age of 90. The Pittsburgh Pirates, whom Virdon maintained ties with, announced his death on social media early Tuesday afternoon. Virdon was the dugout boss of the Montreal Expos in 1983 and for most of the 1984... Continue Reading →

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Walker does Canada proud, hits home run with induction speech

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Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) took a few seconds at the beginning of his induction speech to film the large crowd on hand in Cooperstown. Photo: National Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Larry Walker batted third at the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. That had... Continue Reading →

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Walker’s Hall of Fame speech keeping him up at night

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Canadian slugger Larry Walker (right) and Fergie Jenkins (left) are not only fellow Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, they are fellow National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Fittingly, Larry Walker's National Baseball Hall of Fame induction conference call began at 3:33 p.m.... Continue Reading →

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Jose Vidro: The most underrated Expo?

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Who's the most underrated player in Montreal Expos history? I've been asked this question several times over the years and my answer has consistently been Jose Vidro. In my opinion, for a player that was the greatest second baseman in franchise history and one of the top two offensive... Continue Reading →

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Canadians in the MLB All-Star Game

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Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) is the only Canadian to ever win the MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby. He did so in 2008. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada A player born in Canada will be competing in the MLB All-Star Game for the 23rd time in the past 24 Midsummer Classics. Toronto Blue... Continue Reading →

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