Remembering Phil Marchildon: Canadian pitching ace and war hero

Photo Credit: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame November 9, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Phil Marchildon came home from the Second World War a hero, but he certainly didn’t feel like one. Like so many brave men and women who have served their countries, Marchildon returned anguished by what he had experienced. Yes,... Continue Reading →

Remembering Canadian big leaguer and war hero Phil Marchildon

While working in the Creighton Mine in Sudbury and starring for the company baseball team, Phil Marchildon was convinced to try out with the International League’s Toronto Maple Leafs in 1938. The hard-throwing Penetanguishene, Ont., native struck out seven of the nine batters he faced at the tryout and would report to the Leafs training... Continue Reading →

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