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But What Do I Know? . . . Michael Saunders, Joey Votto, Bill Caudill, CN Tower

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Michael Saunders (Victoria, B.C.) was the manager of the Augusta GreenJackets in 2021 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -Congratulations to Blue Jays on Sportsnet broadcasters Dan Shulman (Thornhill, Ont.) and Joe Siddall (Windsor, Ont.) on their Canadian Screen Award nominations. Shulman is up for best Canadian sports play-by-play... Continue Reading →

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Manitoba baseball legend Gerry MacKay passes away at 91

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Manitoba baseball legend Gerry MacKay has passed away at age 91. Photo: Redpath Funeral Home By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Gerry MacKay, the head coach of the first Canadian national team to compete in the Pan Am Games, passed away on January 22 in Brandon, Man., at the age of 91. A multi-sport legend... Continue Reading →

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Former Montreal Expo Larry Biittner passes away at age 75

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos outfielder Larry Biittner died on Sunday at the age of 75. The news of his death was first reported on the Baseball Player Passings Facebook page by family friend Dan Pritchard on Sunday morning. The Des Moines Register reported that Biittner died of cancer. Most will... Continue Reading →

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Original Blue Jay Chuck Hartenstein passes away at 79

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Chuck Hartenstein, a relief pitcher on the 1977 Toronto Blue Jays, passed away on Saturday at the age of 79. The University of Texas Athletics department reported his death on their website on Tuesday. After major league tenures with the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and Boston... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Albers, Cal Quantrill, Rowan Wick, Tom Cheek, Dave Stieb

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North Battleford, Sask., native Andrew Albers. Photo: True Gravity Baseball By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –One of the feel-good Canadian baseball stories this year has been North Battleford, Sask., native Andrew Albers' return to the big leagues with the Minnesota Twins. After holding the... Continue Reading →

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