Hall of Famer Don Sutton had Canadian links

Hopefully Hall of Famers Don Sutton and Gary Carter, shown here during the introductions at the 1975 MLB All-Star Game at County Stadium in Milwaukee, are forming a battery somewhere right now. Photo: 1970s Baseball/Twitter By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and legendary right-hander Don Sutton passed away on... Continue Reading →

Remembering Whitey Ford and his Canadian connections

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Who was Whitey Ford's manager when he recorded the lowest ERA of his professional career? The answer is Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee George Selkirk. The Huntsville, Ont., native was the dugout boss of the class-A Eastern League Binghamton Triplets in 1949 when Ford, then a fresh-faced 20-year-old,... Continue Reading →

Remembering Bob Gibson and his Canadian connections

Bob Gibson and Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) were mound rivals and perennial National League Cy Young Award contenders between 1967 and 1972. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada After it was announced that longtime St. Louis Cardinals ace Bob Gibson had passed away on Friday, Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) paid tribute to... Continue Reading →

Rod Carew turns 75, a look at his Canadian connections

Photo: Minnesota Twins program By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Without Rod Carew, Tony Fernandez probably wouldn’t have recorded more hits than any other player in Toronto Blue Jays history. Fernandez, who rapped out 1,583 hits with the Blue Jays, idolized the Panama-born Hall of Famer and modeled his batting stance after him. And if... Continue Reading →

Cooperstowners in Canada: Willie Stargell

"He doesn't just hit pitchers. He takes away their dignity."                                      Don Sutton, on Willie Stargell's propensity for belting long home runs. That must have been how Montreal Expos southpaw Dan McGinn felt on July 16, 1969. With the Pittsburgh Pirates trailing 6-2 in the top of the eighth inning at Jarry Park, Stargell strolled... Continue Reading →

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