He played for the Blue Jays? . . . Dave Righetti

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When someone mentions Dave Righetti, you’re more likely to remember him as a young left-hander with the New York Yankees who on July 4, 1983 became the first Bronx Bombers pitcher to throw a no-hitter since Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series. You’re less likely toContinue reading “He played for the Blue Jays? . . . Dave Righetti”

But What Do I Know? . . . Oscar Taveras, Dwight Smith Jr., Joe Carter

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Condolences go out to the family of St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras who was killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic last night. Reports indicate that the 22-year-old outfielder, who spent his early teen years in Montreal, was driving between SosuaContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Oscar Taveras, Dwight Smith Jr., Joe Carter”

Some Canadian links to the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants

There were no Canadian players on the World Champion San Francisco Giants, but with a little digging, I uncovered that several members of the organization have links to The Great White North:  Jeff Mallett, a principal owner of the Giants, was born in Vancouver. The former Yahoo! president has been part of the GiantsContinue reading “Some Canadian links to the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants”