Sparky Anderson got start as manager in Toronto

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Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When the Detroit Tigers won the World Series in 1984, Sparky Anderson became the first manager to win a championship with both an American League and National League (Cincinnati 1975, 1976) club. But while most associate the fiery, white-haired skipper, who would've turned... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Mike Soroka, John Olerud, Lloyd Moseby

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – MLB agent Scott Boras told reporters on Tuesday that free agent left-hander James Paxton (Ladner, B.C.) is almost completely healthy after an injury-shortened 2020 season. "He's far into bullpen [sessions] and is throwing bullpens for select teams," Boras... Continue Reading →

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Former Expos infielder Johnny Paredes dies at 58

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos second baseman Johnny Paredes passed away on Thursday in Maracaibo, Venezuela after a battle with cancer at the age of 58. Danny Gallagher was the first Canadian reporter to share the news. His death has also been reported in El Nacional. Born on September 2, 1962... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Corey Koskie, Mike Kilkenny, Ryan Dempster, Kevin Reimer

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Friday that they will be postponing their 2020 induction ceremony until June 19, 2021. With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ontario government's regulations on crowd sizes, they... Continue Reading →

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He played for the Blue Jays? . . . Willie Horton

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada As a Detroit Tiger, Willie Horton was a four-time all-star, a World Series champion and the team's first black superstar whose efforts earned him a statue at Comerica Park. His No. 23 has also been retired by the club, and if Tigers fans were to anoint another Mr. Tiger,... Continue Reading →

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