But What Do I Know? . . . J.A. Happ, Justin Morneau, Matt Stairs

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: It’s now been confirmed that 2016 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Tony Kubek will not be attending the ceremony on June 18 in St. Marys, Ont. The four other living inductees – Pat Hentgen, Dennis Martinez, Wayne Norton and Howard Starkman – will all... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Farhan Zaidi, Devon Travis, Ron Stead

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Sudbury, Ont., native Farhan Zaidi was named the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers last week to become the sixth Canadian to be named a big league GM. The others are George Selkirk (Huntsville, Ont., Washington Senators, 1964 to 1969), Murray Cook (Sackville,... Continue Reading →

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Artifacts from Canadian ball hall’s class of 2014

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As you will see from the photos I snapped below, I'm far from a professional photographer. For great photos of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's festivities from this past weekend, you should visit Lori and Wayne Brown's Photos. They do a wonderful job every year. You may or may not know that I'm working... Continue Reading →

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Wallach learned how to play third base from Hall of Famer

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It was Bill Mazeroski that helped teach Tim Wallach how to become a Gold Glove third baseman. Wallach, who suited up for more games with the Montreal Expos than any other player, revealed this during a Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame conference call on February 3. The long-time Expo will be inducted into the St.... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees Edition

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[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: - In case you missed it, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2014 induction class on Monday. Long-time Montreal Expos third baseman Tim Wallach, legendary Expos broadcaster Dave Van Horne, former Expos GM Murray Cook and late Toronto... Continue Reading →

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New Canadian ball hall inductee Murray Cook recalls Gary Carter trade

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[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] When Murray Cook left the New York Yankees to become the general manager of the Montreal Expos on September 5, 1984, no one could’ve blamed him if he thought his new job would be less stressful. After all, the Sackville, N.B., native would no longer have George Steinbrenner breathing down his neck. But... Continue Reading →

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