Orr ©2020

According to author Stephen Brunt, in his bestselling book Searching for Bobby Orr, Bobby was a sick baby at birth and his survival was tenuous. Brunt also noted that, despite the Bruins’ last place finish in Bobby’s rookie year, attendance at home games increased by 41,000 fans.

There aren’t many details about Orr’s life that have not been reported over and over, but those are a couple that I couldn’t previously recall. Brunt’s book is a beauty.


David Ward authors books like The Lost 10 Point Night and Bay of Hope.

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