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

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 fromContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Scott Thorman, Drew Storen”

September 21, 1978 – Catfish, Goose and Reggie all starred in Canada on one night

Cooperstowners definitely starred in Canada on September 21, 1978. At first glance, the contest between the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays at Exhibition Stadium that night appears to be little more than another late-season loss by the last-place Jays. However, upon closer inspection of the box score, you’ll notice that three Bronx BombersContinue reading “September 21, 1978 – Catfish, Goose and Reggie all starred in Canada on one night”

The Montreal Expos pursued Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter

On December 23, 1974, Montreal Expos president John McHale and general manager Jim Fanning trekked to Ahoskie, N.C., to attempt to reel in a “Catfish.” No, this wasn’t a fishing expedition, but rather a pitch by the Expos’ top executives to try to convince reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, Catfish Hunter, to toeContinue reading “The Montreal Expos pursued Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter”