Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Pete Ward passes away at 84

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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 →

Former Montreal Expos scout Kelvin Bowles passes away at 82

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos scout Kelvin Bowles passed away on Sunday at the age of 82 after a lengthy illness. He died in his home in Smith Mountain Lake, Va. Bowles was a versatile and respected scout for Jim Fanning and the Expos from 1985 to 1990. He was entrusted... Continue Reading →

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Manitoba baseball legend Gerry MacKay passes away at 91

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Manitoba baseball legend Gerry MacKay has passed away at age 91. Photo: Redpath Funeral Home By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Gerry MacKay, the head coach of the first Canadian national team to compete in the Pan Am Games, passed away on January 22 in Brandon, Man., at the age of 91. A multi-sport legend... Continue Reading →

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Former AAGPBL all-star Evelyn Wawryshyn Moroz passes away at 97

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Evelyn Wawryshyn Moroz, an all-star second baseman in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), passed away in Winnipeg, Man., on February 3 at the age of 97. The news of her death was shared with the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday. Wawryshyn Moroz was one of... Continue Reading →

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Canadian National Women’s Team veteran Amanda Asay passes away at age 33

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Photo: Baseball Canada January 9, 2022 Official Baseball Canada News Release OTTAWA – The Baseball Canada family is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of longtime Women’s National Team member Amanda Asay who succumbed to her injuries following a skiing accident in Nelson, British Columbia. The Prince George, B.C. native was 33... 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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