Remembering Tom Seaver and his Canadian connections

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver has passed away at the age of 75. The National Baseball Hall of Fame shared the news of his death in a press release last night. The Hall’s release indicates that Seaver died “peacefully in his sleep of complications of Lewy body dementiaContinue reading “Remembering Tom Seaver and his Canadian connections”

Former Montreal Expo Angel “Remy” Hermoso passes away at 72

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos infielder Angel “Remy” Hermoso has died at the age of 72. Sam Gazdziak shared the news on his RIP Baseball blog earlier today. Hermoso, who played 32 games over parts of two seasons with the Expos in 1969 and 1970, reportedly passed away on Friday. BornContinue reading “Former Montreal Expo Angel “Remy” Hermoso passes away at 72″

Former Expos pitcher Bob Sebra passes away at 58

  By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos pitcher Bob Sebra passed away on Wednesday in a Miami hospital at the age of 58. Canadian Baseball Network writer Danny Gallagher, the author of several books about the Montreal Expos, was the first to report Sebra’s passing. So sad to report that 1986-87 #exposContinue reading “Former Expos pitcher Bob Sebra passes away at 58”

Blue Jays’ first-ever draft pick, Tom Goffena, passes away at 61

  June 11, 2020 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Tom Goffena, the first player the Toronto Blue Jays ever selected in the MLB June amateur draft, has passed away at the age of 61. According to his friend, Mark Bulle, Goffena had been battling colon cancer for the past 10 years. “Tom passed awayContinue reading “Blue Jays’ first-ever draft pick, Tom Goffena, passes away at 61”

Former Blue Jay and Expo Damaso Garcia dies at 63

Former Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos infielder Damaso Garcia has passed away at the age of 63. His death was confirmed to ESPN by his son Damaso Garcia Jr. Garcia had reportedly been in deteriorating health in recent years. In 1991, Garcia underwent surgery for a malignant brain tumor. The cancer and after-effects ofContinue reading “Former Blue Jay and Expo Damaso Garcia dies at 63”

Former Expo and original Blue Jay Ron Fairly dies at 81

Ron Fairly, the only player to be named an all-star as a member of the Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81. A cause of death has not been released, but the Seattle Mariners, whom Fairly had most recently worked for as a broadcaster, shared the newsContinue reading “Former Expo and original Blue Jay Ron Fairly dies at 81”

But What Do I Know? . . . Wayne Norton, Larry Walker, Scott Mathieson, Eric Gagne

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family of 2016 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Wayne Norton who passed away last night at the age of 75 after a battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Born in Winnipeg, Man., NortonContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Wayne Norton, Larry Walker, Scott Mathieson, Eric Gagne”

But What Do I Know? . . . Wayne Gretzky, Jim McKean, Roy Halladay, Tim Raines

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: On the Dan Patrick Show on Thursday, Wayne Gretzky shared that baseball was his favourite sport when he was growing up. The Brantford, Ont., native, who’s the NHL’s all-time leading scorer, said that if he had been given the choice of playing professional hockey orContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Wayne Gretzky, Jim McKean, Roy Halladay, Tim Raines”

2011 Jack Graney Award winner W.P. Kinsella passes away

Courtesy of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame W.P. Kinsella, the 2011 recipient of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award, has passed away at the age of 81. The beloved Canadian author, whose baseball novel, Shoeless Joe, inspired the Oscar-nominated movie Field of Dreams, died on Friday at his home in Hope, B.C.Continue reading “2011 Jack Graney Award winner W.P. Kinsella passes away”

But What Do I Know? . . . Jimmy Williams, Gordie Howe, Justin Morneau

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Just a reminder that the annual Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction festivities begin this Thursday with a home run derby and celebrity slo-pitch game starting at 6 p.m. at Rotary Field on the Hall of Fame grounds in St. Marys, Ont. Admission to theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Jimmy Williams, Gordie Howe, Justin Morneau”