1954 Montreal Royals Team Photo . . . Joe Carbonaro

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada You wouldn’t believe the stories this retired cabinetmaker can tell you. Like how he hated throwing batting practice to Roberto Clemente, because almost everything the free-swinging outfielder hit went right back “through the box.” Or about how he shared a spring training complex with Jackie Robinson. “Vero Beach (theContinue reading “1954 Montreal Royals Team Photo . . . Joe Carbonaro”

But What Do I Know? … Jeffrey Loria, Erik Bedard, Reed Johnson

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is often described as an art dealer. If he was the one who OK’d his team’s hideous new uniforms, I’d hate to see his art collection.  Well, I was wrong aboutContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Jeffrey Loria, Erik Bedard, Reed Johnson”

Duke Snider: The Duke of Delorimier

Before he became the “Duke of Flatbush,” Duke Snider was Montreal’s “Duke of Delorimier.” Signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers as a 17-year-old, Snider’s first contract included a $750 signing bonus and a $250 monthly salary. The power-hitting outfielder suited up for 131 games with Newport News of the Piedmont League (Class B) in 1944. AfterContinue reading “Duke Snider: The Duke of Delorimier”