Long Reads: From the Army to the A’s, Dick Fowler was first Canadian to throw a MLB no-hitter

Dick Fowler. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada No one could’ve predicted that Dick Fowler would make history on September 9, 1945. Just eight days earlier, the 6-foot-4 Toronto native had returned to the Philadelphia A’s pitching staff after a 30-month term in the Canadian Army. Though Fowler had... 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 →

Canadian ball hall inductee Dick Fowler would be 100 today

Former Philadelphia A's right-hander Dick Fowler (Toronto, Ont.) would've turned 100 today. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame *To commemorate Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Dick Fowler's 100th birthday, I'm re-running this article that I wrote about his no-hitter that was published last September. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada No one could’ve predicted... Continue Reading →

Seventy-five years ago, Dick Fowler became the first Canadian to throw a MLB no-hitter

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada No one could’ve predicted that Dick Fowler would make history on September 9, 1945. Just eight days earlier, the 6-foot-4 Toronto native had returned to the Philadelphia A’s pitching staff after a 30-month term in the Canadian army. Though Fowler had pitched in a recreational league while in the... Continue Reading →

Remembering Canadian big leaguer and war hero Phil Marchildon

While working in the Creighton Mine in Sudbury and starring for the company baseball team, Phil Marchildon was convinced to try out with the International League’s Toronto Maple Leafs in 1938. The hard-throwing Penetanguishene, Ont., native struck out seven of the nine batters he faced at the tryout and would report to the Leafs training... Continue Reading →

Remembering Canadian big leaguer and war hero Phil Marchildon

While working in the Creighton Mine in Sudbury and starring for the company baseball team, Phil Marchildon was convinced to try out with the International League’s Toronto Maple Leafs in 1938. The hard-throwing Penetanguishene, Ont., native would strike out seven of the nine batters he faced at the tryout and would report to the Leafs... Continue Reading →

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