A salute to The 62
Dick Shatto: While researching the whereabouts of the Toronto Sun's original 62, we realized the Dick Shatto mentioned in Ron Poulton's Life in a Word Factory as a Day Oner was THE Dick Shatto, the ex-Argo star. Doug Creighton announced Shatto would be joining the Sun team as national advertising manager 10 days before the tabloid was launched. The Ohio-born football player had been a record-setting Toronto Argonaut for 12 seasons, 1954 to 1965. When hired by the Sun, he said: "It's a big challenge. There's no way to go but up." That is the only mention of Shatto in Jean Sonmor's The Little Paper That Grew book. Not much else has been written about his apparently brief stay at the Sun. Internet sources say he was a CFL colour commentator on CTV from 1970 to 1973 and was the Argo's GM for three seasons starting in 1976. He was named "All-Time Argo" in 1996 and in 1975 was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. After he died in Florida on Feb. 4, 2003, it was reported his ashes were spread where Toronto's Exhibition Stadium once stood.
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