Kings of the Diamond is based on historical events in Winnipeg in 1950, drawing on the cityAis great sporting heritage. The main storyline follows the 1950 season of the Northern Hotel team of the Twentieth Century Community Softball League, the powerhouse team that went on to play in the Western Canada Softball Championship that year under the direction of the storyAis chief protagonist Ai author Robert DiamondAis father, Lazar Diamond. That legacy is brought to life in this story of the Diamond family and the Northern Hotel and of many of the players and principals of the Twentieth Century Community Softball League. The entire narrative builds inexorably towards the final championship game, when 8, 000 people crammed the Aberdeen School Grounds to watch it. Kings of the Diamond is the story of one of the most colourful chapters in the sporting and cultural history of Winnipeg, and of the legendary characters who were the main players on this stage. It is also a story of family and friendships that survive tests of emotional strength, love, and commitment, and of how they find final vindication.From Winnipeg Mayor Sam KatzAi foreword:AiWinnipeg had its share of larger than life characters in those days. [The author] aptly and authentically describes them all in this tale of Winnipeg sports and other games ... Ex-pat Robert Diamond pays homage to his hometown, offering fascinating insights into how Winnipeg earned its moniker, the Chicago of the North, and to a very special era in softball history.Aigrand monarch of the North End would preside over her subjects at one more coronation. ... at two thirty, caravans of automobiles and hordes of people on bicycles and on foot converged on the city streets around ... Children stood on the roof of Buckwolda#39;s Electric Bakery across the street. ... But it could cause problems.
|Title||:||Kings of the Diamond|
|Author||:||Robert T. Diamond|
|Publisher||:||Robert Diamond - 2008-01-01|