Cooperstowners in Canada: Mike Schmidt

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November 2, 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 →

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Ex-Expos: Whatever happened to . . . Dick Grapenthin?

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Dick Grapenthin pitched parts of three MLB season with the Expos. October 27, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada After completing his warm-up pitches, a nervous Dick Grapenthin peered in for the sign from future Hall of Famer Gary Carter. Standing in the batter’s box to face him was none other than Atlanta Braves... Continue Reading →

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Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter passes away at age 69

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October 14, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Hall of Fame closer Bruce Sutter passed away on Thursday night at the age of 69. The longtime Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals reliever died in hospice care in Cartersville, Ga., after recently being diagnosed with cancer. “All our father ever wanted to be remembered... Continue Reading →

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Former Expo Marv Staehle passes away at 80

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October 10, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos second baseman Marv Staehle passed away on September 30 at the age of 80. He died in Lake Geneva, Wisc., where he lived in retirement with his wife, Mary Lou, who he had been married to for 56 years. No cause of death... Continue Reading →

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Doucet, Howarth named Ford C. Frick Award finalists

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Jacques Doucet (left) and Jerry Howarth (right) have been named 2023 Ford C. Frick Award finalists. Photos: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame October 6, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Canadian broadcasting legends Jacques Doucet and Jerry Howarth are among the 10 finalists for the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2023 Ford C. Frick... Continue Reading →

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A look at Albert Pujols’ Canadian connections

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St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols receives a standing ovation in his first at bat of his last series at Rogers Centre on July 26. Photo: ESPN Stats/Twitter September 28, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It seems fitting that Stubby Clapp (Windsor, Ont.) was the first to congratulate Albert Pujols after the St.... Continue Reading →

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