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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Original Blue Jay Chuck Hartenstein passes away at 79

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Chuck Hartenstein, a relief pitcher on the 1977 Toronto Blue Jays, passed away on Saturday at the age of 79. The University of Texas Athletics department reported his death on their website on Tuesday. After major league tenures with the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and Boston... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Dustin Molleken, Dalton Pompey, Russell Martin, Mickey Mantle

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Veteran right-hander Dustin Molleken (Regina, Sask.) has signed with the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos of the Mexican Professional League for the 2020 season. This will be the right-hander’s 18th professional campaign. The 35-year-old Molleken informed me, however, that he will pitch for Canada... Continue Reading →

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Former Expo and original Blue Jay Ron Fairly dies at 81

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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 news... Continue Reading →

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