But What Do I Know? . . . Father’s Day Edition

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Happy Father’s Day! The only father/son tandem to have played for the Montreal Expos was Felipe and Moises Alou. Felipe played 19 games for the Expos in 1973 and later took over as the club’s dugout boss in 1992 and managed his son, Moises, for five seasons. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Happy Father's... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . John McDonald, Tom Henke, Alex Rodriguez

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • On a New York Mets broadcast in 1988, Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner said, “On this Father’s Day, we’d like to wish all you fathers out here a Happy Birthday.” So to paraphrase Kiner, Happy Birthday and Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful dad,... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . George Shuba, Dalton Pompey, George Spencer

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • George Shuba, who played parts of three seasons with the Montreal Royals (1946, 1951, 1956), passed away on Monday in Youngstown, Ohio at the age of 89. The 5-foot-11 outfielder spent his entire professional career in the Brooklyn Dodgers organization. And though he competed... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Vern Benson, Andrew Albers, Dustin Molleken

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[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: - Baseball lifer Vern Benson passed away on Monday at the age of 89. The North Carolina native's 15-year playing career included stops with the Triple-A Toronto Maple Leafs in 1946 and the Class-C Winnipeg Goldeyes in 1956 and 1957.... Continue Reading →

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