Pedro still loves Canada, city of Montreal

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Pedro Martinez delivers his long-awaited Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech in St. Marys, Ont., on Saturday. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. June 22, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada “I love you, Canada!” Pedro Martinez shouted those words near the end of his long awaited Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction... Continue Reading →

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He (sort of) played for the Expos? . . . Jack Clark

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April 7, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He feuded with Tony Gwynn, Ozzie Smith and Frank Robinson. But he was much loved by Mo Vaughn, Andy Van Slyke and Whitey Herzog, the latter of whom called him “the greatest fastball hitter of his era.” Yes, it seems Jack Clark was either loved or... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Father’s Day Edition

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Happy Father’s Day! The only father/son tandem to have played for the Montreal Expos was Felipe and Moises Alou. Felipe played 19 games for the Expos in 1973 and later took over as the club’s dugout boss in 1992 and managed his son, Moises, for five seasons. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Happy Father's... Continue Reading →

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He played for the Expos? . . . Lee Smith

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada His overpowering fastball and late-inning dominance with the Chicago Cubs are the primary reasons Lee Smith was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Today's Game Era Committee in 2019. Some may even remember him as a menacing 6-foot-6, 260-pound closer with the Boston Red Sox... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Scott Richmond, Fergie Jenkins, Sandy Koufax

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    My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to my many friends and colleagues that were recognized on Bob Elliott’s exhaustively researched “Top 100 Most Influential Canadians” in baseball list. In particular, I wanted to acknowledge the work of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame director of operations Scott Crawford... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, John Axford, Joey Votto, Brett Gray

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         If I’m a Canadian major leaguer, I’d consider wearing full body armor in the field these days. In the past two weeks, three Canadians, James Paxton (Ladner, B.C.), John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) and Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) have been hit with fast-moving baseballs... Continue Reading →

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