Legendary Expos broadcaster Jacques Doucet announces retirement

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September 21, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Jacques Doucet officially announced his retirement on Wednesday night. The 82-year-old Canadian broadcasting legend, who has been unable to work this season due to health issues, told Rodger Brulotte and Denis Casavant of his decision during the French broadcast of the Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue... Continue Reading →

Davisson recalls being a part of Canada’s first junior national squad

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June 30, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It could be called Canada’s first junior national team, and Bob Davisson, then a naïve, 16-year-old left-hander from Oakbank, Man., was part of it. He recently contacted Baseball Canada to reminisce about that trailblazing squad of 14 teenagers, selected from four provinces, that travelled to Cuba... Continue Reading →

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Jacques Doucet might retire after 2022 season

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Jacques Doucet says the 2022 major league season could be his last behind the mike. The Canadian broadcasting legend, who was the French voice of the Montreal Expos from 1972 to 2004, made that statement on the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's inductees Zoom call on February 2. "I... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Bartolo Colon, John Olerud

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • If you’re not convinced that Tim Raines should be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame after reading this Sporting News article, you’ll never be convinced. This story shares many of the former Montreal Expo’s supporting statistics that were up dug up by... Continue Reading →

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Ron Piché (1935 to 2011): Memories of Monsieur Baseball

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He pitched in the big leagues alongside Warren Spahn and Bob Gibson, but Ron Piché’s most important contribution to his sport was as a mentor, ambassador and inspiration to baseball-loving kids in Quebec. One such youngster was Derek Aucoin, who, with a relief appearance on May 21, 1996, became the only Montreal-born player to be... Continue Reading →

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