Remembering Phil Marchildon: Canadian pitching ace and war hero

Photo Credit: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame November 9, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Phil Marchildon came home from the Second World War a hero, but he certainly didn’t feel like one. Like so many brave men and women who have served their countries, Marchildon returned anguished by what he had experienced. Yes,... Continue Reading →

Remembering Dick Fowler: The Canadian army vet who threw a no-hitter

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Dick Fowler was a lanky, golden-armed 18-year-old when he dazzled the Toronto Maple Leafs brass at training camp in 1939. The local sensation debuted for his hometown squad in 1940, and Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics would purchase his contract later that same year. The six-foot-five hurler recorded a complete-game... Continue Reading →

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