Roberto Clemente started his pro career in Montreal

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Roberto Clemente with the Montreal Royals in 1954. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame September 15, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When historians talk about baseball legends with connections to Canada early in their career, they often mention Babe Ruth who hit his first professional regular season home run in Toronto or the... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Jamie Romak, Tyler O’Neill, Claude Raymond, Fred McGriff

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Jamie Romak (London, Ont.) announced his retirement from professional baseball on Saturday. Jeeho Yoo, of the YonHap News, reported Romak's decision on Twitter last night. The 36-year-old Canuck, who won the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's Tip O'Neill Award... Continue Reading →

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On this date in Canadian baseball history . . . May 7

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Here's a rundown of some significant events in Canadian baseball history that have happened on May 7: 1929 - Former Montreal Expos manager Dick Williams was born in St. Louis, Mo. Prior to managing the Expos to a 380-347 record in parts of five seasons from 1977 to 1981,... Continue Reading →

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Remembering Hank Aaron and his Canadian connections

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One of Hank Aaron's Milwaukee Braves' teammates over the years was right-handed pitcher and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Ron Piche (Verdun, Que.), shown on the left, with Aaron. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Hank Aaron, Major League Baseball's longtime home run king and one of its... Continue Reading →

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Remembering Lou Brock and his Canadian connections

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Lou Brock served as a coach with the Montreal Expos in 1993. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada On top of his 3,000 hits, 938 stolen bases and first-ballot induction in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Lou Brock is also the answer to an important Canadian baseball trivia question. Who was the first major... Continue Reading →

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