The Boys of ’62 Transcending the Racial Divide
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Signed copies of the Second Limited Edition of this book were donated to the 2013 Canadian Junior Baseball Championships in Halifax-Dartmouth, Aug 2013 in honour of the team of the 1960s decade: the 1962 Vaughan Furriers Maritime Junior Baseball Champions. One copy was drawn for a fan at each of the twelve games in the round-robin championship series.
Copies of this title are in the NOVA SCOTIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME as well
as the Maritime Sport Hall of Fame ( established 2014).
This is a remarkable story of dedication, perseverance and racial harmony at a time when racial intolerance and social upheaval dominated the North American landscape.
Comprised of an equal number of black (African Canadian) and white players, they transcended racial barriers and dominated junior baseball in the summer of 1962, but more importantly dedicated themselves to succeeding generations of youth, earning the respect and support of their community and province. This is a story of that Hall of Fame team and each of its members.