Ex-Expos: Whatever happened to? . . . Bill Atkinson


By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada There's nothing greater than a mother's love, but it doesn't hurt if she can also teach you how to throw a curveball. Former Montreal Expos right-hander Bill Atkinson can attest to this. It was his mother, Patricia, that not only showered him and his four sisters with love as... Continue Reading →


Fun Fergie Facts: He should have been a 300-game winner


By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The magic number for starting pitchers to secure automatic entry to the National Baseball Hall of Fame used to be 300 wins. At least that's what it was during the era when Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) played. That also explains, in part, why Jenkins, who amassed... Continue Reading →


But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, Charlie Montoyo, Fergie Jenkins, Terry Puhl


My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Highly respected baseball writer Jon Heyman tweeted on Friday that the Texas Rangers will conduct an in-person interview with Windsor, Ont., native Stubby Clapp about their vacant managerial position. Clapp has led the St. Louis Cardinals’ triple-A Memphis Redbirds to back-to-back Pacific Coast League... Continue Reading →


But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Pedro Martinez, Bill Humber, Adam Loewen


My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to Montreal Expos superstar Pedro Martinez, long-time standout Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Lloyd Moseby and Canada’s premier baseball historian Bill Humber who will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on June 16 in St. Marys, Ont. The Canadian ball hall... Continue Reading →


Cooperstowners in Canada: Rube Waddell


He was born on Friday the 13th and he died on April Fools’ Day. That somehow seems fitting for Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Waddell, who was one of baseball’s most colourful and impulsive characters, not to mention the American League’s top left-handed pitcher during the first decade of the 20th century. In parts of... Continue Reading →


The story of the Canadian who lost his batting title to Honus Wagner


He finished one single shy of baseball immortality. And Canadian Roy “Doc” Miller wouldn’t have even needed that hit if the Chicago Cubs hadn’t protested the first game of a doubleheader against Honus Wagner and the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 30, 1911. Despite Wagner’s 0-for-4 performance, the Pirates had secured a 1-0 victory in that... Continue Reading →


Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer, Ron Stead, passes away


Intercounty League pitching legend, Ron Stead, has passed away at the age of 75. He died at 6:15 p.m. ET last night after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in London, Ont., in 1936, Stead grew up in Toronto close to Maple Leaf Stadium. “Where I lived in Toronto was right behind the Maple... Continue Reading →


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