Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry passes away at 84


  December 1, 2022   By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Hall of Fame right-hander Gaylord Perry passed away on Thursday morning at the age of 84. He reportedly died at his home in Gaffney, S.C., of natural causes. Perry and Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) forged a fast friendship when they pitched together on two... Continue Reading →


Ex-Blue Jays News: Drury, Hinske, McGuire, Nay


By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly roundup of former Toronto Blue Jays news and notes: Player Signings (Some of these transactions date back to December.) -RHP Chase De Jong (Blue Jays' 2012 second-round pick) signs a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. -INF/OF Brandon Drury signs a minor league deal with the... Continue Reading →


Rod Carew turns 75, a look at his Canadian connections


Photo: Minnesota Twins program By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada 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... Continue Reading →


Find the Canadian connection – 1974 Topps Jerry Terrell


  This is the second in my “Find the Canadian Connection” feature. For this feature, I close my eyes and reach into a random box of baseball cards in my basement and pull out a single card. I then try to establish a Canadian connection for the player featured on the card. The card I... Continue Reading →


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