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Cooperstowners in Canada: Mike Schmidt

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November 2, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Longtime Montreal Expos fans won't be surprised to learn that Mike Schmidt belted his first major league home run against their beloved club. To many of them, it seemed like the Phillies star never stopped hitting home runs off Expos hurlers during his Hall of Fame... Continue Reading →

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Fergie Jenkins to be honoured with statue in hometown of Chatham

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Fergie Jenkins beside his statue outside Wrigley Field. Photo: Fergie Jenkins/Twitter September 23, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Starting next spring, you won't have to drive to Wrigley Field to see a statue of Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins. Darrin Canniff, the mayor of Chatham, Ont., Jenkins' hometown, announced on Thursday that a... Continue Reading →

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Roberto Clemente started his pro career in Montreal

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Roberto Clemente with the Montreal Royals in 1954. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame September 15, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When historians talk about baseball legends with connections to Canada early in their career, they often mention Babe Ruth who hit his first professional regular season home run in Toronto or the... Continue Reading →

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Romano latest Canadian to play in All-Star Game

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July 19, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada According to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano is the 23rd different Canadian to be selected to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The Markham, Ont., native received the invite on Sunday. He will replace Justin Verlander on the American... Continue Reading →

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