Sports

From the Dallas Tornado's 1967-'68 World Tour, This Flashback's For Sale

Last week we put the biscuit in the basket with this rare look back at the Dallas Texans, our first pro hockey team. Which is why Friend of Unfair Park PeterK sends this latest look back at yet another beloved golden oldie on the auction block: the Dallas Tornado, three members of which -- from left to right, Bobby Roach, John Stewart and Hans Petter Enger -- are seen here in a December 1967 photo taken in Jakarta, to which the team traveled to take on the Indonesian national team in a Russian-built stadium.

That much I gathered from the back of the photo, which accompanied a July 1968 Sport magazine story headlined "Deep in the Heart of Rangoon." A little digging finally led me here: to a day-by-day account of the Tornado's 1967-'68 world tour -- including a stop in Saigon right before the Tet Offensive. Finally, my book.

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