Cooperstowners in Canada: Rod Carew

Without Rod Carew, Tony Fernandez probably wouldn’t have recorded more hits than any other player in Toronto Blue Jays history. Fernandez, who rapped out 1,583 hits with the Blue Jays, idolized the Panama-born Hall of Famer and modeled his batting stance after him. And if you were lucky enough to watch both of them hit,Continue reading “Cooperstowners in Canada: Rod Carew”

Cooperstowners in Canada: Gaylord Perry

Gaylord Perry and Fergie Jenkins forged a fast friendship when they pitched together on two mediocre Texas Rangers teams in 1975 and 1980. And when you stop to think about it, it’s easy to understand why these two pitching legends hit it off. Both were workhorse right-handers whose goal in every start was to tossContinue reading “Cooperstowners in Canada: Gaylord Perry”

Cooperstowners in Canada: Nolan Ryan

It was Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Terry Puhl that saved Nolan Ryan’s fifth no-hitter. Manning right field for the Houston Astros, the Melville, Sask., native took off after a deep fly ball that Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Mike Scioscia clubbed to right-centre off of Ryan in the top of the seventh inning at theContinue reading “Cooperstowners in Canada: Nolan Ryan”

Cooperstowners in Canada: Robin Yount

Long-time Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor became a fan favorite in Toronto after Blue Jays general manager Pat Gillick signed him to a three-year deal prior to the 1993 season. What most Blue Jays fans might not know is that Molitor wasn’t the first Hall of Fame Brewer that Gillick had targeted. I recently discovered anContinue reading “Cooperstowners in Canada: Robin Yount”

Cooperstowners in Canada: Greg Maddux

Greg Maddux and Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins have a lot in common. Both were right-handed pitchers who won Cy Young Awards with the Chicago Cubs and both are members of the exclusive 3,000-strikeout club. Both also did the No. 31 proud at Wrigley Field – so much so that the number was retired inContinue reading “Cooperstowners in Canada: Greg Maddux”

Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays to all of my loyal readers! I’m hoping to create a new and improved version of Cooperstowners of Canada in 2013, so stay tuned. Each year, during the holiday season, I look forward to receiving a Christmas card from the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. If you have purchased a membership with theContinue reading “Happy Holidays!”

Blog Jog Day

Hello Cooperstowners in Canada readers and visitors, Thank you to all of you who are loyal readers of my blog. I deeply appreciate your support. I have a passion for Canadian baseball history that I hope comes through in my writing. This year I’ve decided to participate in Blog Jog Day on Sunday, November 21.Continue reading “Blog Jog Day”