Ex-Expos: Whatever happened to . . . Dick Grapenthin?

Dick Grapenthin pitched parts of three MLB season with the Expos. October 27, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada After completing his warm-up pitches, a nervous Dick Grapenthin peered in for the sign from future Hall of Famer Gary Carter. Standing in the batter’s box to face him was none other than Atlanta Braves... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Thomson, Matt Stairs, Joe Carter, Jackie Robinson

Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) delivering his Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech in 2019. Photo: Scott Crawford, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame October 23, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -On Friday, the Toronto Blue Jays announced that they have signed manager John Schneider to a... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Charles Leblanc, Matt Brash, Jordan Romano, Gary Carter

Photo: Seattle Mariners July 31, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Infielder/outfielder Charles Leblanc (Laval, Que.) was called up by the Miami Marlins on Friday. The versatile 26-year-old joined fellow Canuck Zach Pop (Brampton, Ont.) on the Marlins' roster. On Saturday, Leblanc became the 12th player born... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Josh Naylor, Cal Quantrill, Ernie Whitt

Canadian Junior National Team members (left to right) Hugh Pinkney, Sam White, Ty Hamilton, Cameron Chee-Aloy and Carson Lumley (background) chat it up with Russell Martin prior to the Toronto Blue Jays game on Canada Day. Photo: Toronto Blue Jays July 3, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada -On Canada Day at Rogers Centre, the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Jordan Romano, Fergie Jenkins, Tony Fernandez

April 24, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Right-hander Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) was activated by the Cleveland Guardians in time to make his start against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. The Ontario Terriers and Junior National Team alum had been placed... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Dave Van Horne, Travis Snider, Joey Votto, Michael Saunders

Legendary Montreal Expos broadcaster and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Dave Van Horne is retiring. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes from the past week: -Legendary Montreal Expos broadcaster and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Dave Van Horne is retiring. He... Continue Reading →

He coached for the Montreal Expos? . . . Mickey Vernon

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He may have been the most important hitting coach in Montreal Expos history. Yet, even some of the most diehard Expos fans probably won't remember Mickey Vernon's tenure as the club's batting instructor. When the two-time American League batting champion took over as the team's hitting coach under manager... Continue Reading →

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