All Dick Brookins wanted to do was play baseball.
Yet, at nearly every turn, he found controversy because of the colour of his skin.
His final professional baseball stop came in Regina with the Western Canada League in 1910, a shortened season thanks to the actions of two Alberta teams.
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Repeating as Western Canada League champions wasn’t supposed to be so hard.
After a controversial end to the 1920 season, the Calgary Bronchos looked forward to defending their title.
But Mother Nature, along with issues around the league and fan support, almost derailed the entire 1921 season.
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The Calgary Bronchos faced every cliche in the book. Their backs were against the wall, it was do or die, they were on the brink of elimination.
After falling behind 4-1 in the best-of-nine series against the Regina Senators, the Bronks overcame the adversity to emerge victorious.
However, it came with some rumours of their opposition “laying down.”
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