Former Montreal Expos left-hander Dan McGinn passed away on March 1 at the age of 79 in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Timlin’s 1992 World Series last out ball would likely fetch five digits
Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Mike Timlin pitches to Atlanta Braves speedster Otis Nixon in the 11th inning of Game 6 of the 1992 World Series. Photo: YouTube September 8, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Mike Timlin still has the ball. Yes, the now 56-year-old former Toronto Blue Jays reliever, who fielded Atlanta Braves... Continue Reading →
March 11, 1977 – Toronto Blue Jays play their first spring training game
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Many longtime Canadian baseball fans can recall the Toronto Blue Jays defeating the Chicago White Sox 9-5 in snowy conditions at Exhibition Stadium on April 7, 1977 in their first regular season game, but how did the team fare in its first spring training contest? Well, that contest took... Continue Reading →
But What Do I Know? . . . Alex Anthopoulos, Brock Dykxhoorn, Fergie Jenkins, Mark Eichhorn
Brock Dykxhoorn (Goderich, Ont.) has re-signed with the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. Photo: Twitter By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Some Canadian baseball news and notes from the past week: -In case you missed it, Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos was named the Canadian Baseball Network's Most Influential Canadian... Continue Reading →
Jerry Johnson, winning pitcher in Blue Jays’ first game, passes away at 77
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Jerry Johnson, who was the Toronto Blue Jays' winning pitcher in their first-ever game, passed away on Monday after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). He was 77. His wife, Susan Trautmann Johnson, announced his death on her Facebook page this afternoon.... Continue Reading →
But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Abraham Toro, Joe Carter
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -On Friday, Cincinnati Reds slugger Joey Votto homered in his seventh straight game to break Trail, B.C. native Jason Bay’s Canadian major league record. Bay homered in six consecutive games for the Pittsburgh Pirates from May 22 to May... Continue Reading →
Delgado worthy of Cooperstown induction as player and as trailblazing humanitarian
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada In an era dominated by self-absorbed, steroid-supported sluggers, Carlos Delgado might be best remembered for his smile. The charismatic ex-Toronto Blue Jay even managed to smile throughout his retirement press conference in April 2011, when he finally conceded that his 38-year-old body would no longer permit him to play... Continue Reading →
But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Tyler O’Neill, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Cal Ripken Jr.
Cal Ripken played the first of his 2,632 consecutive games 39 years ago today. It was against the Toronto Blue Jays at Memorial Stadium. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Early Friday afternoon, Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker said in an interview on the MLB... Continue Reading →
These Blue Jays stars were originally drafted by who?
You probably know that John Olerud played with the Mets from 1997 to 1999, but did you know that he was draft by the Mets in 1986? By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Last week, while listening to former big leaguer Bret Boone interview John Olerud for his podcast, I learned that Olerud was originally... Continue Reading →
Why Mark Bomback started on Opening Day for the Blue Jays 39 years ago today
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada When you examine a list of the Toronto Blue Jays' Opening Day starting pitchers, all the names you'd expect to see are on it. There's Roy Halladay (seven Opening Day starts), Dave Stieb (four), Jimmy Key (three), Pat Hentgen (two) and Jim Clancy (two). Other prominent names on the... Continue Reading →