Stairs shares hitting wisdom in Alberta

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Former big leaguer Matt Stairs (Fredericton, N.B.) shares his hitting wisdom with the Western Canadian Baseball League All-Stars prior to Saturday night’s WCBL All-Star Game. Photo: Kevin Glew July 26, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Matt Stairs must feel at home in Alberta. The former big league slugger, who was at Seaman Stadium... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jackie Robinson, James Paxton, Jordan Romano, Cal Quantrill

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Seventy-five years ago today, Jackie Robinson made his debut with the International League's Montreal Royals. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -It was 75 years ago today that Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to compete in integrated professional... Continue Reading →

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The 1954 Montreal Royals team photo . . . Billy Harris

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His first professional baseball contract was signed in a quintessentially Canadian setting. New Brunswick native Billy Harris was competing in a hockey tournament in Buchans, Nfld., when Brooklyn Dodgers scout Bill O’Connor secured the stocky 19-year-old’s signature on a piece of paper. Although the five-foot-seven Harris was a standout stickhandler, it was his right arm... Continue Reading →

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Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer, Billy Harris, passes away

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Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer and former Brooklyn Dodger, Billy Harris, has passed away at the age of 80. According to the Moncton Times & Transcript, the New Brunswick pitching legend was recently hospitalized to treat a series of bleeding ulcers after he had fainted about a month ago. He died at his home in... Continue Reading →

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