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October 21, 1992: Key makes his last start for the Blue Jays

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October 21, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Thirty years ago today, with two outs in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays clinging to a 2-1 lead over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of the 1992 World Series, manager Cito Gaston strolled to the mound and took the ball from Jimmy... Continue Reading →

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Former Expo Marv Staehle passes away at 80

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October 10, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos second baseman Marv Staehle passed away on September 30 at the age of 80. He died in Lake Geneva, Wisc., where he lived in retirement with his wife, Mary Lou, who he had been married to for 56 years. No cause of death... Continue Reading →

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2020 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee: Justin Morneau

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Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame June 14, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will hold its first in-person induction ceremony since 2019 this Saturday in St. Marys, Ont. Four inductees will be honoured: Jeff Francis (2022), Justin Morneau (2020), Duane Ward (2020) and Pedro Martinez (2018). In... Continue Reading →

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Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Pete Ward passes away at 84

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Chicago White Sox third baseman and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Pete Ward has passed away at the age of 84. White Sox reporter James Fegan, of The Athletic Chicago, shared the news on Twitter on Thursday afternoon. Ward died from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease on Wednesday... Continue Reading →

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He played for the Blue Jays? . . . Tony Phillips

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Photo: Canadian Press By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada For the two weeks he spent with the Toronto Blue Jays in July 1998, Tony Phillips was the loudest player in the clubhouse. “TP”, as teammates called him, was profane, outspoken and without a filter. He played with a chip on his shoulder and every time... Continue Reading →

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He played for the Expos? . . . Orlando Hernandez

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada El Duque was an Expo. No one would blame you, however, if you don't remember him with the club. After all, his tenure with the Expos consisted of seven spring training innings and three rehab starts with the class-A Advanced Brevard County Manatees in 2003, before he underwent season-ending... Continue Reading →

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