Former Expos shortstop and Blue Jays coach Rich Hacker dies at 72

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos shortstop and Toronto Blue Jays third base coach Rich Hacker has passed away at the age of 72. The Belleville, Ill., native died from complications from cancer in hospice care late Wednesday. Canadian baseball fans will best remember Hacker as the Blue Jays’ third base coachContinue reading “Former Expos shortstop and Blue Jays coach Rich Hacker dies at 72”

Former Montreal Expos coach Bobby Winkles dies at 90

  By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos coach and broadcaster Bobby Winkles passed away on Friday at the age of 90. His death was announced on the Arizona State University Sun Devils baseball Twitter account last night. The longtime collegiate and professional coach led the Expos’ player development department from 1982 toContinue reading “Former Montreal Expos coach Bobby Winkles dies at 90”

Former Blue Jay and Expo Damaso Garcia dies at 63

Former Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos infielder Damaso Garcia has passed away at the age of 63. His death was confirmed to ESPN by his son Damaso Garcia Jr. Garcia had reportedly been in deteriorating health in recent years. In 1991, Garcia underwent surgery for a malignant brain tumor. The cancer and after-effects ofContinue reading “Former Blue Jay and Expo Damaso Garcia dies at 63”

Jack Graney’s daughter, Margot Mudd, passes away at age 98

Margot (Graney) Mudd, the daughter of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and Cleveland Indians baseball legend, Jack Graney, passed away on Friday in Plantation, Fla., at the age of 98. Her daughter, Perry Smith, shared this morning that her mother had died at her home after battling influenza. Born in Cleveland in 1921, Margot,Continue reading “Jack Graney’s daughter, Margot Mudd, passes away at age 98”

Blue Jays legend Tony Fernandez passes away at 57

Toronto Blue Jays legend and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Tony Fernandez has passed away at the age of 57. He had been in an induced coma in a Miami hospital due to complications from a kidney disease since early February. In recent days, Fernandez had shown some signs of improvement, but according toContinue reading “Blue Jays legend Tony Fernandez passes away at 57”

Remembering Don Zimmer – Born: January 17, 1931

Please take a moment to remember baseball lifer Don Zimmer who would’ve turned 89 today. “Popeye” spent 66 seasons in professional baseball as a player, coach, manager and adviser. Best known for his managerial stints with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs and for his tenure as the New York Yankees bench coach, ZimmerContinue reading “Remembering Don Zimmer – Born: January 17, 1931”

Former Expo and original Blue Jay Ron Fairly dies at 81

Ron Fairly, the only player to be named an all-star as a member of the Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81. A cause of death has not been released, but the Seattle Mariners, whom Fairly had most recently worked for as a broadcaster, shared the newsContinue reading “Former Expo and original Blue Jay Ron Fairly dies at 81”

Belmont, Ont., resident and ex-Tigers pitcher Mike Kilkenny passes away

Belmont, Ont., resident and former Detroit Tigers pitcher Mike Kilkenny passed away on Thursday at the age of 73. Born in Bradford, Ont., on April 11, 1945, Kilkenny was an unlikely major leaguer. His high school didn’t have a baseball team and he grew up at a time when Canadians were not eligible for theContinue reading “Belmont, Ont., resident and ex-Tigers pitcher Mike Kilkenny passes away”

Original Montreal Expo Steve Shea passes away

Steve Shea, a reliever on the Montreal Expos first team, passed away on March 4 in North Hampton, N.H., at the age of 72. A cause of death was not released, but a comment below his online obituary suggests that it was not unexpected. The right-handed throwing Shea was purchased by the Expos from theContinue reading “Original Montreal Expo Steve Shea passes away”