Ex-Blue Jays: Whatever happened to . . . Jeff DeWillis?

Jeff DeWillis in spring training with the Blue Jays in 1986. Photo supplied. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Jeff DeWillis dug into the batter’s box at Comiskey Park with two outs in the top of the fifth inning with the Toronto Blue Jays trailing the Chicago White Sox 3-2. One of his catching heroes,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Jordan Romano, Jeff Francis, Dave Winfield

Two Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductees that are mentioned in this week's column. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Great news for those of us in Canada who have been wanting to see the documentary about Fergie Jenkins... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Albers, Cal Quantrill, Rowan Wick, Tom Cheek, Dave Stieb

North Battleford, Sask., native Andrew Albers. Photo: True Gravity Baseball By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –One of the feel-good Canadian baseball stories this year has been North Battleford, Sask., native Andrew Albers' return to the big leagues with the Minnesota Twins. After holding the... Continue Reading →

Ex-Blue Jays News: Anderson, Davis, Encarnacion, Loup

February 4, 2021 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly roundup of former Toronto Blue Jays news and notes: Player Signings/Transactions –RHP Chase Anderson has signed a one-year, $4-million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, per Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer. –OF Rajai Davis has retired as a player and has been hired by... Continue Reading →

Elliott Wahle, original Blue Jays’ administrator of player personnel, passes away at 69

Elliott Wahle, the Toronto Blue Jays' original administrator of player personnel, shown here second from the right, passed away on Friday at the age of 69. He is pictured here at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in St. Marys, Ont., in 2018 with ex-Blue Jays (far left to right) Paul Hodgson (Marysville,... Continue Reading →

Thirty years ago, Dave Stieb tossed the first no-hitter in Blue Jays’ history

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It was 30 years ago today that Toronto Blue Jays ace and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Dave Stieb finally got his no-hitter. The legendary right-hander at long last completed the feat against the Cleveland Indians in a 3-0 Blue Jays' win at Cleveland Stadium. This came after... Continue Reading →

Fun Fergie Facts: 4 starts at Exhibition Stadium, 4 complete games

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Fergie Jenkins was a savvy, 34-year-old veteran with a Hall of Fame resume when he first had the opportunity to pitch a major league game in his home province. After outstanding tenures with the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers, the Chatham, Ont.-born right-hander was with the Boston Red Sox... Continue Reading →

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