Schmidt was Expos killer during his MLB career

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April 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Longtime Montreal Expos fans won’t be surprised to learn that Mike Schmidt belted his first major league home run against their beloved club. To many of them, it seemed like the Phillies star never stopped hitting home runs off Expos hurlers during his Hall of Fame... Continue Reading →

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Jack Graney named finalist for Hall’s Ford C. Frick Award

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Late Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Jack Graney (St. Thomas, Ont.) has been named one of eight finalists for the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2022 Ford C. Frick Award. Photo Credit: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Legendary Cleveland Indians player turned broadcaster Jack Graney (St. Thomas, Ont.)... 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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A look at Hall of Famer Ted Simmons’ Canadian Connections

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He played in the long shadow of Johnny Bench and then Gary Carter and Carlton Fisk. And somewhere along the way, baseball fans and writers forgot just how good Ted Simmons was. But the eight-time All-Star catcher is finally getting his due. On Wednesday, he'll be inducted into the... 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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Jackie Robinson: “I owe more to Canadians than they’ll ever know.”

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Jackie Robinson played his first season of integrated baseball with the International League’s Montreal Royals in 1946 before breaking Major League Baseball’s colour barrier the following year. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. *Here’s an article I wrote a few years ago and have been updating each year. It has never been more important to... Continue Reading →

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Sparky Anderson got start as manager in Toronto

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Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When the Detroit Tigers won the World Series in 1984, Sparky Anderson became the first manager to win a championship with both an American League and National League (Cincinnati 1975, 1976) club. But while most associate the fiery, white-haired skipper, who would've turned... Continue Reading →

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Remembering Hank Aaron and his Canadian connections

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One of Hank Aaron's Milwaukee Braves' teammates over the years was right-handed pitcher and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Ron Piche (Verdun, Que.), shown on the left, with Aaron. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Hank Aaron, Major League Baseball's longtime home run king and one of its... Continue Reading →

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