January 10, 2023 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Nate Colbert, a former Montreal Expo and three-time National League All-Star, passed away on January 5 at the age of 76. The San Diego Padres, whom Colbert enjoyed his most success with, shared the news of his death on social media on Thursday night. Colbert died... Continue Reading →
Theo Gibbs (Regina, Sask.) passed away unexpectedly on December 30 at the age of 18. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help his family with funeral expenses.
Kevin Glew remembers four Canadians who made significant contributions to baseball in our country that passed away in 2022.
December 1, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Hall of Fame right-hander Gaylord Perry passed away on Thursday morning at the age of 84. He reportedly died at his home in Gaffney, S.C., of natural causes. Perry and Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) forged a fast friendship when they pitched together on two... Continue Reading →
October 14, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Hall of Fame closer Bruce Sutter passed away on Thursday night at the age of 69. The longtime Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals reliever died in hospice care in Cartersville, Ga., after recently being diagnosed with cancer. “All our father ever wanted to be remembered... Continue Reading →
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 →
September 21, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Baserunning legend Maury Wills, who played 47 games for the Montreal Expos in 1969, died on Monday at the age of 89. He passed away at his home in Sedona, Ariz. No cause of death has been given. Wills spent almost 12 of his 14 major... Continue Reading →
September 13, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Steve Davis, the first pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays' organization to register 20 wins in a single season, passed away on September 28, 2021 at the age of 61 after a courageous battle with cancer. His obituary was published recently by Thompson's Harveson & Cole... Continue Reading →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Chicago White Sox third baseman and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Pete Ward has passed away at the age of 84. White Sox reporter James Fegan, of The Athletic Chicago, shared the news on Twitter on Thursday afternoon. Ward died from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease on Wednesday... Continue Reading →