reading about Ace Bailey, who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1920s.

  • was the league scoring leader in 1928-29
  • in 1933 his career ended abruptly when he was hit from behind by Eddie Shore and his head struck the ice, fracturing his skull.
  • it was thought that Bailey wouldn’t survive the injury, but he did, though he would never play hockey again.
  • worked as a timekeeper at the Maple Leaf Garden until he was 81 years old.