Five things you should know about . . . Bob Hooper

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada His nickname was the Leamington Workhorse. And that's exactly what Bob Hooper was for the hapless Philadelphia A's in 1950. In 45 games - including 20 starts and 25 relief appearances - that season, he managed to register 15 of the club's 52 wins. Born in Leamington, Ont., in... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, James Paxton, Danny Klassen, Tommy Lasorda

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         This post-season could represent the first time in major league history that two Canadian pitchers will start playoff openers for their respective clubs. Right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) has been the ace of the National League East champion Atlanta Braves this season, while left-hander... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Scott Thorman, Drew Storen

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • There was good news and bad news for Montreal Expos great Tim Raines when the National Baseball Hall of Fame voting results were announced on Wednesday. The bad news is that the speedy former outfielder did not receive the 75 per cent support from... Continue Reading →

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