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HALL OF FAMER DOC YOUNKER
Tuesday, 6 Aug, 2013 – 11:34
HALL OF FAMER DOC YOUNKER

Doc Younker has been a trainer in amateur and professional baseball for more than 50 years. A former U.S. army private, Younker’s first job as a trainer was with the Vancouver Capilanos in 1954. He …

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HALL OF FAMER GEORGE SLEEMAN
Thursday, 1 Aug, 2013 – 16:02
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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MICHAEL SAUNDERS LEARNING AS HE GOES
Monday, 29 Jul, 2013 – 10:53
MICHAEL SAUNDERS LEARNING AS HE GOES

By Deryck Kissoondath
Photos Andrew Watson
This year has been shaping up well for Victoria, British Columbia native Michael Saunders. The outfielder has become more of a fixture in the early half of 2013, patrolling the outfield …

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SHIRLEY THOUGHT AIRMAN 3RD CLASS WAS 1ST CLASS
Saturday, 27 Jul, 2013 – 11:36
SHIRLEY THOUGHT AIRMAN 3RD CLASS WAS 1ST CLASS

By Bob Elliott
COOPERSTOWN — The first time young Shirley Cookman saw the tall airman was at an American Legion dance in Plattsburg, N.Y.
He was the skinny guy with his short friends.
Sitting at the edge of …

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2013 INDUCTEE TOM CHEEK MERCHANDISE
Saturday, 27 Jul, 2013 – 11:33
2013 INDUCTEE TOM CHEEK MERCHANDISE

Tom Cheek was Inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 29, 2013 along with George Bell, Tim Raines, Rob Ducey and Nat Bailey.
Cheek broadcast 4,306 consecutive Toronto Blue Jays games from …

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HALL OF FAMER CHARLES BRONFMAN
Friday, 26 Jul, 2013 – 16:14
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
Friday, 26 Jul, 2013 – 16:12
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
Friday, 19 Jul, 2013 – 11:44
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
Friday, 19 Jul, 2013 – 11:42
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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HALL OF FAMER LARRY MCCLEAN
Friday, 19 Jul, 2013 – 11:27
HALL OF FAMER LARRY MCCLEAN

With his 6-foot-5 frame making him one of the tallest catchers in big league history, Larry McLean toiled for parts of 13 seasons in the majors. Dubbed “Larry” due to his physical resemblance to Larry …

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