Russell Martin to announce retirement

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May 28, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Montreal native Russell Martin is set to officially announce his retirement. The veteran catcher, who hasn’t played a big league game since 2019, told Guillaume Latendresse and Maxim Lapierre during an interview for their La Poche bleue podcast that he’ll make the formal announcement on social... Continue Reading →

He (sort of) played for the Expos? . . . Jack Clark

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April 7, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He feuded with Tony Gwynn, Ozzie Smith and Frank Robinson. But he was much loved by Mo Vaughn, Andy Van Slyke and Whitey Herzog, the latter of whom called him “the greatest fastball hitter of his era.” Yes, it seems Jack Clark was either loved or... Continue Reading →

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Long Reads: Allan Roth: The story of the Canadian who was MLB’s first team statistician

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Allan Roth (Montreal, Que.) calculated baseball statistics in his office before computers. Photo: National Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Before Bill James, Sabermetrics and FanGraphs, one determined Canadian helped start it all. Allan Roth was a 26-year-old former tie and suspenders salesman from Montreal, who had a passion for baseball... Continue Reading →

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Five things you might not know about Juan Guzman

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Who has been the Toronto Blue Jays' best starting pitcher in the postseason? It's not Dave Stieb or Jimmy Key, or even Jack Morris, who was signed specifically for his superlative postseason track record. And younger Blue Jays fans might say it's Marco Estrada. But the correct answer would... Continue Reading →

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Former Expos reliever Mike Marshall passes away at 78

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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 →

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May 5, 2006 – Russell Martin makes MLB debut

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It was 15 years ago today that Russell Martin made his major league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Montreal native had been called up from triple-A Las Vegas after Dodgers catcher Dioner Navarro suffered a deep bone bruise on his right wrist from a foul ball off... Continue Reading →

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Former Montreal Expos coach Norm Sherry dies at 89

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Norm Sherry, who served as a coach with the Montreal Expos from November 1977 through the 1981 season, passed away on Monday at the age of 89. His family confirmed his death on Wednesday. His son, Mike, told the Associated Press that Sherry died of natural causes at an... Continue Reading →

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