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The 'Toronto Giants'?

Play ball! From the impromptu games of "town ball" in the 1800s, through Jackie Robinson's Montreal Royals to the Expos and Blue Jays, Canadians have always been infatuated with baseball. But getting big league teams to come to Canada proved harder than hitting a grand slam. It took decades of persuading, promoting, wheeling and dealing, but eventually America's favourite pastime found a home in the great white north.

A Canadian group tentatively purchases the San Francisco Giants, but National League approval is uncertain.
Medium: Radio
Program: CBC Radio News
Broadcast Date: Jan. 9, 1976
Guest(s): Paul Godfrey
Reporter: Jay Del Mah
Duration: 1:37

Last updated: March 28, 2013

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