MATT STAIRS RETIRES
Tuesday, 2 Aug, 2011 – 9:03
MATT STAIRS RETIRES

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — Veteran Canadian baseball player Matt Stairs has been unconditionally released by the Washington Nationals, and said he plans to retire.
The move was announced Monday, a week after designating him for assignment.
The …

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HALL OF FAMER GEORGE SLEEMAN
Tuesday, 2 Aug, 2011 – 8:57
HALL OF FAMER GEORGE SLEEMAN

After being educated in Guelph and St. Davids, George Sleeman became the general manager of his father’s Silver Creek Brewery at age 18. Just six years later, he was a partner, and by 1868, the …

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HALL OF FAMER RON HAYTER
Tuesday, 2 Aug, 2011 – 8:56
HALL OF FAMER RON HAYTER

Ron Hayter has been a player, coach, manager, executive and organizer of Canadian and international baseball for close to 50 years. Born in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, he played in Northern Saskatchewan and British Columbia before …

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CANADIAN BASEBALL LEGEND DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT
Thursday, 28 Jul, 2011 – 9:57
CANADIAN BASEBALL LEGEND DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT

Matt Stairs baseball career could be coming to an end.  The Washington Nationals designated him for assignment the other day. If his career is over it was an amazing career. He has played 1895 games …

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CANADIAN MARK TEAHEN NOW A BLUE JAY
Wednesday, 27 Jul, 2011 – 12:55
CANADIAN MARK TEAHEN NOW A BLUE JAY

By Joey Nowak / MLB.com
The White Sox and Blue Jays completed a trade Wednesday that sent Chicago starter Edwin Jackson and third baseman Mark Teahen to Toronto in exchange for reliever Jason Frasor and pitching …

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HALL OF FAMER CHARLES BRONFMAN
Wednesday, 27 Jul, 2011 – 12:53
HALL OF FAMER CHARLES BRONFMAN

Without Charles Bronfman’s dedication and commitment, it’s unlikely that major league baseball would be played in Canada today. The Montreal native was chairman of the board and principal owner of the Expos from the club’s …

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HALL OF FAMER PETE WARD
Wednesday, 27 Jul, 2011 – 12:51
HALL OF FAMER PETE WARD

Son of Montreal Maroons hockey star, Jimmy Ward, Pete Ward was born in Montreal, before moving to Portland, Oregon when he was eight years old. In 1958, the Baltimore Orioles signed him and he toiled …

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HALL OF FAMER DAVE STIEB
Monday, 25 Jul, 2011 – 10:52
HALL OF FAMER DAVE STIEB

An All-American outfielder when the Blue Jays selected him the 1978 amateur draft, Dave Stieb would evolve into the most successful pitcher in franchise history. With his focus solely on the mound, Stieb rocketed through …

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HALL OF FAMER GEORGE GIBSON
Monday, 25 Jul, 2011 – 10:50
HALL OF FAMER GEORGE GIBSON

George “Moon” Gibson was a standout catcher on his hometown London squad in the 1901 Canadian League, before he inked a deal with the Eastern League’s Montreal Royals in 1904. In the middle of the …

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ALOMAR, BLYLEVEN, GILLICK ENTER THE HALL
Sunday, 24 Jul, 2011 – 20:04
ALOMAR, BLYLEVEN, GILLICK ENTER THE HALL

By Barry M. Bloom / MLB.com
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Pat Gillick quoted the late, great Seattle broadcaster Dave Niehaus. Roberto Alomar said to his family, fans and the game of baseball that “you will always be my life and …

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