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But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Zach Pop, John Axford, Doug Melvin

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Ontario Terriers and Junior National Team alum Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) has been pitching like an ace for Cleveland. Photo: AP By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –With Cleveland's top two starters Shane Bieber and Aaron Civale on the 60-day disabled list, Canadian right-hander... Continue Reading →

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Canadians in the MLB All-Star Game

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Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) is the only Canadian to ever win the MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby. He did so in 2008. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada A player born in Canada will be competing in the MLB All-Star Game for the 23rd time in the past 24 Midsummer Classics. Toronto Blue... Continue Reading →

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On this date in Canadian baseball history . . . May 7

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Here's a rundown of some significant events in Canadian baseball history that have happened on May 7: 1929 - Former Montreal Expos manager Dick Williams was born in St. Louis, Mo. Prior to managing the Expos to a 380-347 record in parts of five seasons from 1977 to 1981,... Continue Reading →

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Canadian baseball trivia on Canada Day

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Happy Canada Day to you! Let's celebrate with a hodge podge of Canada Day baseball facts that I've gathered over the years. · On July 1, 1940, Hunstville, Ont., native and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee George Selkirk, hitting fifth in the New York Yankees lineup behind Joe... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Corey Koskie, Mike Kilkenny, Ryan Dempster, Kevin Reimer

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Friday that they will be postponing their 2020 induction ceremony until June 19, 2021. With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ontario government's regulations on crowd sizes, they... Continue Reading →

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A closer look at Matt Stairs’ pinch-hit home runs

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*Today is the 28th anniversary of Matt Stairs' MLB debut. On that day in 1992, he pinch hit for Montreal Expos left-hander Jeff Fassero in the 10th inning in the Expos' 3-2 loss to the Reds at Riverfront Stadium. He struck out in that at bat, but he would later hit a MLB record 23... Continue Reading →

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