He played for the Blue Jays? . . . Lance Parrish

Who was the Toronto Blue Jays' Opening Day catcher in 1995? If you knew it was Lance Parrish, you have a better memory than me.

But What Do I Know? . . . Oscar Taveras, Roy Halladay, Brad Mills

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - Prized St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras homered in his second big league at bat in his team’s 2-0 win over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. Born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, the 21-year-old outfielder also owns a Canadian passport. According to an... Continue Reading →

Cal Ripken and The Streak have Canadian links

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada This Monday represents the 15th anniversary of the date that Cal Ripken, Jr. played in his 2,131st game to surpass Lou Gehrig’s iron-man mark. A strong argument could be made that Ripken’s consecutive-game streak saved baseball. The Orioles shortstop’s modesty and commitment were just what the sport needed in... Continue Reading →

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