Former Montreal Expos left-hander Dan McGinn passed away on March 1 at the age of 79 in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Former Expo Tim McCarver passes away at 81
Former Montreal Expos catcher and award-winning broadcaster Tim McCarver passed away on Thursday at the age of 81.
Former Montreal Expo Larry Biittner passes away at age 75
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos outfielder Larry Biittner died on Sunday at the age of 75. The news of his death was first reported on the Baseball Player Passings Facebook page by family friend Dan Pritchard on Sunday morning. The Des Moines Register reported that Biittner died of cancer. Most will... Continue Reading →
Former Montreal Expos pitcher Jim “Mudcat” Grant passes away at 85
Former Montreal Expos pitcher Mudcat Grant passed away on Friday at the age of 85. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Jim “Mudcat” Grant, who threw the first regular season pitch in Montreal Expos history, passed away on Friday at the age of 85. The Minnesota Twins announced his death on Saturday. No cause of... Continue Reading →
Former Expos reliever Mike Marshall passes away at 78
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos closer Mike Marshall passed away on June 1 at the age of 78 from complications from Alzheimer's disease. The Los Angeles Dodgers reported his death on their Twitter account after being notified by Marshall's daughter Rebekah. Marshall died in hospice care in Zephyrhills, Fla. Durable, outspoken... Continue Reading →
Former Montreal Expos first baseman Hal Breeden dies at 76
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos first baseman and pinch hitter Hal Breeden passed away on May 3 at the age of 76. Veteran author and longtime Expos writer Danny Gallagher was the first to report Breeden's death. Breeden died at his home in Leesburg, Ga. No cause of death has been... Continue Reading →
Former Montreal Expo Angel “Remy” Hermoso passes away at 72
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos infielder Angel "Remy" Hermoso has died at the age of 72. Sam Gazdziak shared the news on his RIP Baseball blog earlier today. Hermoso, who played 32 games over parts of two seasons with the Expos in 1969 and 1970, reportedly passed away on Friday. Born... Continue Reading →
Tuesday Trivia: Who hit the first regular season home run for the Montreal Expos?
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Back in 2009, just prior to the 40th anniversary of the first regular season game in Montreal Expos' history, I found myself thinking about that 1969 Expos squad. I wasn't alive when they played, but I had heard stories about original Expos like Rusty Staub, Mack Jones, Coco Laboy... Continue Reading →
But What Do I Know? . . . Bob Elliott, Joe Siddall, Tip O’Neill Award voting, Pedro Martinez
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · Congratulations to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and Canadian Baseball Network founder Bob Elliott and former Montreal Expos catcher and current Blue Jays Central studio analyst Joe Siddall on their inductions into the Baseball Ontario Hall of Fame which took place last... Continue Reading →
But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, Rob Thomson, Andrew Albers, James Paxton
My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: · The Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies and likely the New York Mets will be looking for new managers this off-season, and Windsor, Ont., native Stubby Clapp, fresh off winning the Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year Award for leading the St. Louis Cardinals’ triple-A... Continue Reading →