Dave Stieb, Jimmy Key, Pat Hentgen and Roy Halladay all made Opening Days starts for the Blue Jays. But so did Mark Bomback.
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 →
By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - Calgary native Mike Soroka was named the Atlanta Braves Opening Day starter on Tuesday. The Canadian right-hander, who posted a 13-4 record and a 2.68 ERA in 29 starts in his rookie season in 2019, will get the... Continue Reading →
My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories: Ryan Dempster, the pride of Gibsons, B.C., has been named the Chicago Cubs Opening Day starter in 2011. This will be his third Opening Day assignment. He started two previous openers with the Florida Marlins in 2001 and 2002. With 102 career victories... Continue Reading →