Cornwall Ontario (ChooseCornwall.ca) – Looking for a good book this holiday season? How about one that deals with a small-town boy making a name for himself on the biggest field in pro-sports?
Maurice (Moe) Racine stepped off a bus in Ottawa one day to try out for the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1958. Little did he know that he would soon become a star in the Canadian Football League, a career path that would seen him inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
Moe’s recollection of his career has been compiled into a new book by his son Thom Racine. Moe The Toe – Never My Dream includes dozens of photographs of Moe in action, and explores his career which included 213 regular season games, 36 playoff games, and 5 Grey Cup games with Ottawa, all of which are Ottawa Rough Riders records.
“To me he was my father, but as I grew up I came to realize just what he was able to accomplish,” says Thom Racine. “This book has been a bouncing around in my mind for years, and I am happy that I was able to finish it while Dad can still connect with his fans.”