March 11, 1977 – Toronto Blue Jays play their first spring training game

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Many longtime Canadian baseball fans can recall the Toronto Blue Jays defeating the Chicago White Sox 9-5 in snowy conditions at Exhibition Stadium on April 7, 1977 in their first regular season game, but how did the team fare in its first spring training contest? Well, that contest took... Continue Reading →

Remembering the ex-Blue Jays that passed away in 2021: Hartenstein, Johnson, Malave, Wahle

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Two former Toronto Blue Jays pitchers, a highly respected executive from the club's early years and a beloved coach died in 2021. As the end of the year approaches, let's take a moment to remember them. Elliott Wahle, the Toronto Blue Jays’ original administrator of player personnel, shown here... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Dave McKay, Jordan Romano, Fergie Jenkins

Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) is the only player born in Canada still active in the MLB posteason. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -It's Thanksgiving weekend and I wanted to thank you for your support of my blog. I hope you and your family have... Continue Reading →

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