Ex-Expos: Whatever happened to? . . . Larry Landreth

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  By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada In the first inning of his major league debut, a nervous 21-year-old Larry Landreth peered in for the sign from his catcher Gary Carter. Glowering back at him from the batter's box was reigning National League batting champion Bill Madlock - an intimidating right-handed hitter nicknamed "Mad Dog."... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Gary Carter, Nick Pivetta, Orv Franchuk

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - Self-described Baseball Reference Play Index adherent Austin J. Eich shares a seemingly endless stream of fascinating baseball stats on Twitter, including this one (below) about Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.). Eich notes that... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Always Remembered – New revelations and old tales about those fabulous Expos, by Danny Gallagher

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  Book Review: Always Remembered: New revelations and old tales about those fabulous Expos By Danny Gallagher Scoop Press Reviewed By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It’s only fitting that in Danny Gallagher’s sixth book about the Montreal Expos that some of his most fascinating interview subjects were players that wore the No. 6 for... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . George Selkirk, Bob Emslie, Stubby Clapp, Andrew Albers

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Friday would’ve been New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle’s 86th Birthday. In 1951, Mantle’s rookie season, the 19-year-old outfielder was slumping badly when the Yankees demoted him to the triple-A Kansas City Blues in mid-July. The Blues were managed by Huntsville, Ont., native and... Continue Reading →

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