Five things you might not know about Willie Upshaw

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September 30, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He was Pat Gillick’s favourite player. At least that’s how Willie Upshaw was described in some newspaper articles in the 1980s. And the description seems appropriate. After all, it was Gillick who drafted and signed Upshaw for the New York Yankees in 1975 and then again,... Continue Reading →

A look at Toronto Blue Jays 100-RBI seasons

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September 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When Willie Upshaw singled to drive in Dave Collins and Rance Mulliniks in the third inning of the Toronto Blue Jays' 7-3 win over the Seattle Mariners at Exhibition Stadium 39 years ago today, he became the first Blue Jays player to record 100 RBIs in... Continue Reading →

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Former Blue Jays pitcher Steve Davis has passed away

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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 →

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Romano latest Canadian to play in All-Star Game

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July 19, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada According to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano is the 23rd different Canadian to be selected to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The Markham, Ont., native received the invite on Sunday. He will replace Justin Verlander on the American... Continue Reading →

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A look back at Blue Jays’ first three first-round picks

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Jay Schroeder, the Toronto Blue Jays' 1979 first-round pick, stretches with coach Jimy Williams at Blue Jays spring training in Dunedin, Fla., in 1981. Photo: Toronto Star Archives/Toronto Public Library July 6, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Toronto Blue Jays have had their share of outstanding first-round picks, but they have also... Continue Reading →

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Best of John Gibbons Talking Points so far . . .

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Former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has teamed with Canadian actor, producer and musician Stu Stone for a weekly series called Talking Points, sponsored by Bodog Canada. June 27, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada One of the most entertaining new Canadian baseball series/webcasts this year has been Talking Points with John Gibbons,... Continue Reading →

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