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Brennan, Brian. Brennan. Calgary: Fifth House, 2000.

AB: This book briefly describes the lives and successes of 60 accomplished Albertans, including four athletes. Melvin 'Fritz' Hanson (p. 118), played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League in the 1930s and 1940s. Bob 'Badger' Johnson (p. 187) is considered the most popular man to coach the Calgary Flames. With him, they began their journey to the top. The other two are Alberta Hall of Fame and Museum inductees: Johnny Bright (p. 185), who travelled from Oklahoma to Alberta to play football for the Calgary Stampeders, then the Edmonton Eskimos in the 1950s, and Glen Gorbous (p. 182), a southern Albertan baseball player who played for the Cincinnati Reds, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the St. Louis Cardinals, where set the record for the longest baseball throw.

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