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

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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 →

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Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter passes away at age 69

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October 14, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Hall of Fame closer Bruce Sutter passed away on Thursday night at the age of 69. The longtime Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals reliever died in hospice care in Cartersville, Ga., after recently being diagnosed with cancer. “All our father ever wanted to be remembered... Continue Reading →

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Former Expos manager Bill Virdon passes away at age 90

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos manager Bill Virdon passed away on Tuesday at the age of 90. The Pittsburgh Pirates, whom Virdon maintained ties with, announced his death on social media early Tuesday afternoon. Virdon was the dugout boss of the Montreal Expos in 1983 and for most of the 1984... Continue Reading →

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

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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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