Danny Gallagher

Danny Gallagher

Danny Gallagher played adult sandlot baseball in various cities across Canada for 27 consecutive seasons. He has covered MLB since 1988, writing three books on the Montreal Expos along the way. Follow Danny on Twitter @dannogallagher7.

Otis Nixon
By Danny Gallagher On Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Former Expo/Jay Helps Those With Addictions After Taking Suggestion From Whitney Houston

   Otis Nixon answered the phone at his foundation office in Georgia so I was surprised but, often-times, he’s his own executive assistant. Sometimes, the calls are re-directed to his cellphone. After re-acquainting More...

Chris Colabello
By Danny Gallagher On Monday, July 18th, 2016
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Chris Colabello Decision Looms for Blue Jays Brain Trust

Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins have had close to three months to think about what to do with Chris Colabello. A long time. By now, the Blue Jays’ executives have probably made their decision on what they will do More...

By Danny Gallagher On Saturday, July 9th, 2016

25-Year Anniversary of the Mid-Summer Classic in Toronto

It’s not often a major-league baseball all-star game is held in Canada. The first one was held July 13, 1982 at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium and the second one was held July 9, 1991 at Toronto’s SkyDome. There More...

Aaron Sanchez
By Danny Gallagher On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Long-Term Contract Possible for Blue Jays’ Aaron Sanchez

Following the 2015 season, there were a few Doubtin’ Thomases out there about Aaron Sanchez. I was one of them. Some of us just didn’t think he was quite the pitcher he was made out to be. Some people thought More...

By Danny Gallagher On Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Celebrating Latest Inductees Into Canadian Baseball Hall  

ST. MARYS – Wayne Norton is one tough son of a gun. He’s disabled by Lou Gehrig’s disease ALS but he’s still a fighter. The former minor-league player from Winnipeg with some 1,206 games under his belt, More...

By Danny Gallagher On Monday, June 20th, 2016

Mexico not Suitable Location for Major-League Expansion

It was near the end of my interview with commissioner Rob Manfred back in February and I sneaked in one of my last questions. The question was in reference to Montreal and Mexico being touted by him as possible More...

Dennis Martinez
By Danny Gallagher On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Dennis Martinez Readies for Hall of Fame Enshrinement

El Presidente is trying to get his golf game in order for induction week in St. Marys. And then there’s the matter of playing slo-pitch softball and making a speech. Dennis Martinez was never much of a golfer More...

Elroy Face
By Danny Gallagher On Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Oldest Living Expos’ Player Still Going Strong at age 88

“Of all time, you mean?’’ asked the man on the other end of the phone line. “Yes, you’re the oldest living, former Expos’ player going back to when they started in 1969,’’ I told him. “Huh,’’ More...

Sarah James Williams Heritage Centre
By Danny Gallagher On Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Clarington’s Baseball History Remembered in Museum

For weeks, I had walked by the building in my new hometown of Bowmanville, curious about what was inside. One day, I decided to poke my head in the door. I knew it was a museum of some sort. It’s called the More...

By Danny Gallagher On Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
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Scout for Blue Jays, Expos Discovered Terry Puhl for Astros

Wayne Morgan, right, poses with Pat Gillick and Paul Beeston. When school was out at Saskatchewan’s Melville high, Terry Puhl came home, walked through the door of his parents’ home to find his father Frank More...

By Danny Gallagher On Saturday, May 14th, 2016
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IOC Official Pound Happy With MLB Intervention in Nailing Drug Users

After travelling around the world for a few weeks on business, Richard Pound took the time back on Canadian soil to praise Major League Baseball for stepping up its fight to clamp down on drug users in the game. The More...

By Danny Gallagher On Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Fan’s Memorabilia Collection Showed her Love for Dodgers

The newspaper notice announcing Annabelle Stephens’ death was short and sweet. A life-long spinster with no children, she wanted no formal funeral service and she wanted a private burial at Bowmanville cemetery. There More...

By Danny Gallagher On Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Buck Martinez Blunt in his Change Up Book

Lou Piniella of the New York Yankees stepped into the batter’s box during a game in the 1970s and looking down at the catcher, he said, “You’re not going to get me out today, you little Mexican.’’ The More...

By Danny Gallagher On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Assistant GM of NHL’s Capitals Was Two-Time Canadian Baseball Champ

Ross Mahoney, second from right, poses with former Caps’ GM George McPhee, Alex Ovechkin, Niklas Backstrom and Mats Weiderstal. That old expression, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em’’ sure held More...

Jim Fanning & Gary Carter
By Danny Gallagher On Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Remembering Jim Fanning

On April 25 of last year, I just happened to be on Twitter scrolling through tweets to find anything interesting. Then I hit on a tweet that gave me awful news: Mr. Expo Jim Fanning had died. I was floored. I had More...

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