Five things you should know about . . . Bob Hooper

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada His nickname was the Leamington Workhorse. And that's exactly what Bob Hooper was for the hapless Philadelphia A's in 1950. In 45 games - including 20 starts and 25 relief appearances - that season, he managed to register 15 of the club's 52 wins. Born in Leamington, Ont., in... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, Charlie Montoyo, Fergie Jenkins, Terry Puhl

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Highly respected baseball writer Jon Heyman tweeted on Friday that the Texas Rangers will conduct an in-person interview with Windsor, Ont., native Stubby Clapp about their vacant managerial position. Clapp has led the St. Louis Cardinals’ triple-A Memphis Redbirds to back-to-back Pacific Coast League... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Scott Thorman, Drew Storen

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • There was good news and bad news for Montreal Expos great Tim Raines when the National Baseball Hall of Fame voting results were announced on Wednesday. The bad news is that the speedy former outfielder did not receive the 75 per cent support from... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Mark Buehrle, Fergie Jenkins, Joe Siddall

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Leave it to Dr. Seuss to summarize what the feelings of Toronto Blue Jays fans should be after their club’s exciting 2015 season ended on Friday: “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” • You can’t help but admire and respect left-hander... Continue Reading →

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