Cooperstowners in Canada: Gaylord Perry

Gaylord Perry and Fergie Jenkins forged a fast friendship when they pitched together on two mediocre Texas Rangers teams in 1975 and 1980. And when you stop to think about it, it’s easy to understand why these two pitching legends hit it off. Both were workhorse right-handers whose goal in every start was to tossContinue reading “Cooperstowners in Canada: Gaylord Perry”

Intimidating spitballer Burleigh Grimes managed in Montreal and Toronto

In “Baseball’s Fabulous Montreal Royals,” William Brown writes that the media was surprised to discover a clean-shaven, finely dressed Burleigh Grimes at the press conference that officially unveiled the five-time, 20-game winner as the manager of the Montreal Royals in 1939. After all, when Grimes was pitching, he was nicknamed “Ol’ Stubblebeard” because he optedContinue reading “Intimidating spitballer Burleigh Grimes managed in Montreal and Toronto”