New Hall of Famer Andre Dawson played in Lethbridge and Quebec City

As thousands gather in Cooperstown this weekend to celebrate the induction of longtime Montreal Expo Andre Dawson into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, I thought I would reflect on The Hawk’s minor league stops in Canada. Dawson’s storied big league career has been well-documented. In the pre-steroid era, the five-tool outfielder belted 438 homers,Continue reading “New Hall of Famer Andre Dawson played in Lethbridge and Quebec City”

Carlos Delgado should retire as a Blue Jay

As I read about Geoff Jenkins signing a one-day, one-dollar contract to retire as a Milwaukee Brewer on July 9, it got me thinking about Carlos Delgado. The Jays’ all-time home run leader has not played a big league game since May 10, 2009, and after enduring his second hip surgery in less than aContinue reading “Carlos Delgado should retire as a Blue Jay”

Montreal Expos could’ve had Nolan Ryan

In a previous blog entry of mine, you may have read how close the Montreal Expos came to signing Hall of Fame slugger Reggie Jackson. Well, in reading Dan Turner’s fine 1983 book “The Expos Inside Out,” I discovered that the Expos had the opportunity to acquire Nolan Ryan early in the 1969 season. TheContinue reading “Montreal Expos could’ve had Nolan Ryan”