Big Train

Big Train

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Describes the life and accomplishments of Lionel Conacher, who excelled in many sports and became a professional football player and a member of the Canadian House of Commons.

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Lionel Conacher excelled at football, hockey, baseball, boxing, wrestling and lacrosse. He taught himself how to play and he worked hard, and it paid off. He supported his struggling family, never giving up or letting people down. He was given the nickname Big Train because he was unstoppable on the football field when he ran through the opposition. In 1921 Conacher joined the Toronto Argonauts, and in 1926 he played professional baseball for the Toronto Maple Leafs. After retiring from sports, Conacher was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1949. Richard Brignall tells this fascinating story of the man who could do it all.
The inspirational story of a true sports legend.

Publisher: Toronto : J. Lorimer, c2009
ISBN: 9781552774519
Branch Call Number: J 796.092 CON
Characteristics: 163 p. : ill., ports. ; 18 cm


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