A Fan for All Seasons
Following the 75 Year Following the History of Toronto's Maple Leafs Through the Eyes of A FanBook - 2001
A Fan For All Seasons chronicles the expansive history of the Toronto Maple Leafs 74 years through the eyes of their most recognized and devoted fan. 84-year-old Tom Gaston is the Leafs longest reigning season ticket holder, owning seats for more than 60 memorable seasons and attending games since the teams 1927 inauguration. He was at the very first game played in Maple Leaf Gardens in 1931, and has been to every one of the Maple Leafs opening nights since. He has watched the Toronto franchise play in nine decades, in three arenas and in eleven Stanley Cup victories; and today still attends most home games. A Fan For All Seasons remembers the excitement of the Leafs first seasons in the 20s, through the early years of the 30s, the thrilling Cups of the 40s, 50s and 60s, the frustration of the Ballard era in the 70s and 80s, the mixed emotions of saying goodbye to Maple Leaf Gardens in the 90s and the anticipation of a Stanley Cup victory in the new millennium. Over the years, Tom Gaston has become a personal friend of the Maple Leaf organization and with many of the players and management, both past and present. Through his close relationship he has enjoyed special honour and privilege and candidly recounts the many entertaining and exciting events he has witnessed and participated in during his 74 years as a Maple Leaf fan. A Fan For All Seasons takes a highly personal and very original historical perspective on the Toronto Maple Leafs, one of the NHLs most storied franchises. For his commitment to the Hockey Hall of Fame, the honoured member inductee book has been dedicated in his name and reads, In honour of Tom Gaston, a great friend and volunteer of the Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum. Dedicated, Friday November 4th, 1994.
Publisher: Bolton, Ont. : Fenn Pub., 2001.
Branch Call Number: 796.9626409713541 Gas
Characteristics: 221 pages : illustrations