Former Montreal Expo Larry Biittner passes away at age 75


By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Former Montreal Expos outfielder Larry Biittner died on Sunday at the age of 75. The news of his death was first reported on the Baseball Player Passings Facebook page by family friend Dan Pritchard on Sunday morning. The Des Moines Register reported that Biittner died of cancer. Most will... Continue Reading →


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


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 →


He played for the Blue Jays? . . . Ruben Sierra


By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada It was approaching the middle of May in the 1997 season and the Toronto Blue Jays' offence was sputtering. Joe Carter, in his final season with the club, had belted just two home runs in April. The club had resorted to using aging utility man Juan Samuel as a... Continue Reading →


Fun Fergie Facts: He should have been a 300-game winner


By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The magic number for starting pitchers to secure automatic entry to the National Baseball Hall of Fame used to be 300 wins. At least that's what it was during the era when Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) played. That also explains, in part, why Jenkins, who amassed... Continue Reading →


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