Lionel Conacher

Lionel Pretoria Conacher, ( May 24, 1900 – May 26, 1954), nicknamed "The Big Train", was a Canadian sportman and politician. He won match in numerous sports. He was a member of the 1921 Grey Cup winner Toronto Argonauts. He was a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs baseball team.In hockey. He won a Memorial Cup in 1920, and the Stanley Cup twice: with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1934 and the Montreal Maroons in 1935. By the way, he won wrestling, boxing and lacrosse match during his playing career. He won election to the Parliament of Ontario in 1937, and in 1949 won a seat in the House of Commons.It was also on the sports field that Conacher died: He get a heart attack during a softball game in 1954.

Conacher was a great sportman, he is good at numerous sports at the same time. He played with 14 different teams during his teenage years, he is the winner of 11 match. One year he hit a triple to win the Toronto city baseball match, then went to the other side of the city to find his lacrosse team trailing 3-0 in the Ontario provincial final. He scored four goals and an assist to lead them to get the victory. When Conacher stoped be a sportman, he ran as a Liberal in the 1937 Ontario general election. He was elected as a Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP).He was named Canada's Greatest Male sportman of the Half-Century (1950).

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