Schmidt was Expos killer during his MLB career

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April 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Longtime Montreal Expos fans won’t be surprised to learn that Mike Schmidt belted his first major league home run against their beloved club. To many of them, it seemed like the Phillies star never stopped hitting home runs off Expos hurlers during his Hall of Fame... Continue Reading →

Former Montreal Expo Ron Johnson passes away from COVID-19 at age 64

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Ron Johnson, shown here with the Montreal Expos' triple-A Indianapolis Indians in 1984, has died of complications from COVID-19. He was 64 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Ron Johnson, who played five games with the Montreal Expos in 1984, passed away from complications from COVID-19 in Morrison, Tenn., on Tuesday at the age of... Continue Reading →

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Ex-Expos: Whatever happened to? . . . Bill Atkinson

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada There's nothing greater than a mother's love, but it doesn't hurt if she can also teach you how to throw a curveball. Former Montreal Expos right-hander Bill Atkinson can attest to this. It was his mother, Patricia, that not only showered him and his four sisters with love as... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Jacques Doucet, Jeff Francis, Paul Quantrill, Larry Walker

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to Montreal Expos legendary play-by-play man Jacques Doucet who is one of eight finalists for the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award which is handed out annually by the National Baseball Hall of Fame for excellence in broadcasting. Doucet was... Continue Reading →

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Great Canadian Baseball Moments: October 16, 1975 – Reggie Cleveland becomes the first Canadian pitcher to start a World Series game

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As Reggie Cleveland warmed up in the bullpen at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium on October 16, 1975, he had no idea that he was about to become the first Canadian pitcher to start a World Series game. “No one told me that until years afterwards,” Cleveland told Brian Kendall for his 1995 book, Great Moments in... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, Jose Bautista

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • The Montreal Expos will be well represented in Cooperstown today as the National Baseball Hall of Fame inducts its class of 2015. Expos Nation, a passionate group of fans who are pushing for Major League Baseball’s return to Montreal, packed a bus that left... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Kris Bryant, Josh Donaldson, Dalton Pompey

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Right-hander Marco Estrada will get the start for the Toronto Blue Jays today on his 32nd birthday. His birthday present: he gets to pitch against 2011 American League Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander. For the record, this will be Estrada’s first big league... Continue Reading →

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