Schmidt was Expos killer during his MLB career

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April 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Longtime Montreal Expos fans won’t be surprised to learn that Mike Schmidt belted his first major league home run against their beloved club. To many of them, it seemed like the Phillies star never stopped hitting home runs off Expos hurlers during his Hall of Fame... Continue Reading →

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A look at Hall of Famer Ted Simmons’ Canadian Connections

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada He played in the long shadow of Johnny Bench and then Gary Carter and Carlton Fisk. And somewhere along the way, baseball fans and writers forgot just how good Ted Simmons was. But the eight-time All-Star catcher is finally getting his due. On Wednesday, he'll be inducted into the... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Larry Walker, James Paxton, Mike Soroka, Ron Taylor

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Fergie Jenkins will be immortalized with a statue outside of Wrigley Field in Chicago. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Congratulations to Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) who will become the fourth former Chicago Cubs player to... Continue Reading →

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Remembering Bob Gibson and his Canadian connections

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Bob Gibson and Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) were mound rivals and perennial National League Cy Young Award contenders between 1967 and 1972. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada After it was announced that longtime St. Louis Cardinals ace Bob Gibson had passed away on Friday, Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) paid tribute to... Continue Reading →

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Rod Carew turns 75, a look at his Canadian connections

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Photo: Minnesota Twins program By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Without Rod Carew, Tony Fernandez probably wouldn’t have recorded more hits than any other player in Toronto Blue Jays history. Fernandez, who rapped out 1,583 hits with the Blue Jays, idolized the Panama-born Hall of Famer and modeled his batting stance after him. And if... Continue Reading →

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Remembering Lou Brock and his Canadian connections

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Lou Brock served as a coach with the Montreal Expos in 1993. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada On top of his 3,000 hits, 938 stolen bases and first-ballot induction in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Lou Brock is also the answer to an important Canadian baseball trivia question. Who was the first major... Continue Reading →

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Remembering Tom Seaver and his Canadian connections

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It seems fitting to show a Canadian Tom Seaver card today -- this is a 1979 O-Pee-Chee card made in London, Ont. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver has passed away at the age of 75. The National Baseball Hall of Fame shared the news of his death in... Continue Reading →

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