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”

Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Doc Younker passes away

Long-time baseball trainer and 2005 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Harold “Doc” Younker passed away on Saturday at the age of 94. Younker served as a trainer in amateur and professional baseball for more than 50 years. “Doc was a kind, dedicated man who selflessly looked after players in Canada and the United StatesContinue reading “Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Doc Younker 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”