Blue Jays’ first-ever draft pick, Tom Goffena, passes away at 61

  June 11, 2020 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Tom Goffena, the first player the Toronto Blue Jays ever selected in the MLB June amateur draft, has passed away at the age of 61. According to his friend, Mark Bulle, Goffena had been battling colon cancer for the past 10 years. “Tom passed awayContinue reading “Blue Jays’ first-ever draft pick, Tom Goffena, passes away at 61”

First-ever Toronto Blue Jays draft pick represented in Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He’s the answer to a famous Blue Jays trivia question. Who was the first player to be selected by the team in the June amateur draft? The answer is Tom Goffena, a promising, high school shortstop out of Sidney, Ohio, whom the Jays nabbed 25th overall in the 1977Continue reading “First-ever Toronto Blue Jays draft pick represented in Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame”