2020 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee: Duane Ward

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Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame June 15, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame will hold its first in-person induction ceremony since 2019 this Saturday in St. Marys, Ont. Four inductees will be honoured: Jeff Francis (2022), Justin Morneau (2020), Duane Ward (2020) and Pedro Martinez (2018). In... Continue Reading →

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Ex-Blue Jays: Whatever happened to . . . Jeff DeWillis?

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Jeff DeWillis in spring training with the Blue Jays in 1986. Photo supplied. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Jeff DeWillis dug into the batter’s box at Comiskey Park with two outs in the top of the fifth inning with the Toronto Blue Jays trailing the Chicago White Sox 3-2. One of his catching heroes,... Continue Reading →

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Nine things you might not know about . . . Jimmy Key

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Who is the most underrated player in Toronto Blue Jays' history? If you asked a seasoned Canadian baseball fan this question, Jimmy Key would be one of the most common answers. Just how underappreciated is the longtime Blue Jays lefty? Put it this way: For the 10 seasons spanning... Continue Reading →

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These Blue Jays stars were originally drafted by who?

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You probably know that John Olerud played with the Mets from 1997 to 1999, but did you know that he was draft by the Mets in 1986? By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Last week, while listening to former big leaguer Bret Boone interview John Olerud for his podcast, I learned that Olerud was originally... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, Rob Thomson, Jim Henderson, George Bell

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Don Wade of the Daily Memphian reported on Monday that the Texas Rangers have had “preliminary discussions” with Windsor, Ont., native Stubby Clapp about their vacant managerial position. Wade also indicates that if Clapp doesn’t get a big league manager’s job with another club,... Continue Reading →

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