Schmidt was Expos killer during his MLB career

April 20, 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 →

But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Case, Fergie Jenkins, Matt Stairs, Andre Dawson

Bob Bailey was the hero of the Montreal Expos' first spring training game. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes: -Fifty-three years ago today, the Montreal Expos played their first spring training game. They defeated the Kansas City Royals 9-8 in front of 1,768 fans in a road game at... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Marty Healy, Joey Votto, Larry Walker, Fergie Jenkins

The Expos signed Larry Walker 37 years ago. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Marty Healy would've turned 44 on Monday. He was a wonderful guy with an encyclopedic knowledge of Canadian baseball players and the co-author (with Richard Armstrong) of an excellent book about... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Zach Pop, John Axford, Doug Melvin

Ontario Terriers and Junior National Team alum Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) has been pitching like an ace for Cleveland. Photo: AP By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –With Cleveland's top two starters Shane Bieber and Aaron Civale on the 60-day disabled list, Canadian right-hander... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Tommy Lasorda, James Paxton, Rheal Cormier, Paul Beeston

Tommy Lasorda speaks at his Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in St. Marys, Ont., in 2006. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – As you have already heard, legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager and Canadian Baseball Hall... Continue Reading →

Remembering Bob Gibson and his Canadian connections

Bob Gibson and Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) were mound rivals and perennial National League Cy Young Award contenders between 1967 and 1972. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada After it was announced that longtime St. Louis Cardinals ace Bob Gibson had passed away on Friday, Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) paid tribute to... Continue Reading →

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