James Fraser


Lest We Forget: The Argos, George Bickle and the First World War

November 10, 2021 | James Fraser
It’s gone now — even the intersection is gone — but a hundred years ago Toronto’s Central YMCA at the corners of Yonge and McGill streets boasted one of the top junior football programs in ...

Fraser: Conacher and the Invincibles

September 29, 2021 | James Fraser
Conacher. The name still excites a flicker of recognition in this one hundredth year since the man who bore it, with his teammates, treated the Argonaut Football Club and its fans to a season ...

Fraser: Remembering the Great Career and Tragic Death of Glad Murphy

July 7, 2021 | James Fraser
One privilege of researching the long and rich history of the Argonaut Football Club is “rescuing” from the collective amnesia remarkable and moving stories like that of Gladstone Murphy. An ...

Fraser: Big Red and the Double Blue

May 26, 2021 | James Fraser
For about thirty years before taking part in their first amateur draft in 1952, the Toronto Argonauts of the Big Four football league refreshed their playing talent by scouting local high school ...

Fraser: The career of Number 55 – Joe “King” Krol

April 16, 2021 | James Fraser
When Joe Krol signed with the Toronto Argonauts on the evening of October 18, 1945, he joined a good team that had already clinched a playoff spot. Ahead loomed a seventh straight postseason ...