Archive for the ‘Archives’ Category

The end to a Blue Jays season that ‘nobody wanted’ in 1985

Thursday, October 17th, 2019
Sports section of the Globe and Mail from Oct. 17, 1985

The Blue Jays came very close to making the World Series in 1985. But, you know -- they didn't.

The day Edmonton fans saw Wayne Gretzky’s statue unveiled 30 years ago

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
Wayne Gretzky attending a statue-unveiling ceremony in Edmonton

Four Stanley Cups seemed like a good reason to put up a statue of Wayne Gretzky, even if he didn't play for the Edmonton Oilers anymore.

When baseball fans flocked to Toronto to see a parade of all-stars

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
Woman and young boy in All-Star Game gear

Twenty-eight years ago, Canada was hosting Major League Baseball's All-Star Game for a second time.

The year Blue Jays fans kept close track of John Olerud’s every at-bat

Monday, July 8th, 2019
Blue Jays first baseman John Olerud talks to CBC's Midday in 1993

Everyone wanted to know: Could John Olerud be the next Ted Williams?

Dino destiny: How Toronto Raptors clawed their way to this moment

Monday, June 10th, 2019
Kawhi Leonard at practice in Toronto on June 9, 2019

They started from the bottom, now they're here.

The Raptors sought a ‘fresh look’ with their original jerseys

Thursday, June 6th, 2019
Raptor jersey shown off on Feb. 1, 1995

They seemed cool at the time, and they are definitely cool again now.

The loss of Owen Hart and the family, friends and fans who loved him

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
Owen Hart entering the Kemper Arena on May 23, 1999

Twenty years ago, the wrestling world was in mourning after a tragic accident claimed the life of Owen Hart.

The day the Great One, Wayne Gretzky, announced his retirement

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
Wayne Gretzky announces his retirement in 1999

All his fans knew the day would come when Wayne Gretzky would hang up his skates.

Larry Walker, the MVP ballplayer who actually wanted to play hockey

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
Montreal Expos slugger Larry Walker in 1994 file photo

Larry Walker had an all-star career in baseball. But he grew up wanting to play pro hockey.

When the Canadiens played their last game at the Montreal Forum

Monday, March 11th, 2019
Last game at the Forum

Great players of the Montreal Canadiens turn out for an emotional farewell to a storied venue on March 11, 1996.