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Canadian ball hall inductee Dick Fowler would be 100 today

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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 →

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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? . . . 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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Cooperstowners in Canada: Rube Waddell

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He was born on Friday the 13th and he died on April Fools’ Day. That somehow seems fitting for Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Waddell, who was one of baseball’s most colourful and impulsive characters, not to mention the American League’s top left-handed pitcher during the first decade of the 20th century. In parts of... Continue Reading →

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Remembering Canadian big leaguer and war hero Phil Marchildon

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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 →

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Remembering Canadian big leaguer and war hero Phil Marchildon

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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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