Linda's Corner: Faith, Family, and Living Joyfully

Linda's Corner - S2E46 - The Mormon Yankees with Del Bjork

June 28, 2021 Linda Bjork/Delmar Bjork Season 2 Episode 46
Linda's Corner: Faith, Family, and Living Joyfully
Linda's Corner - S2E46 - The Mormon Yankees with Del Bjork
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Linda's Corner: Faith, Family, and Living Joyfully
Linda's Corner - S2E46 - The Mormon Yankees with Del Bjork
Jun 28, 2021 Season 2 Episode 46
Linda Bjork/Delmar Bjork

The Mormon Yankees were an exhibition basketball team in Australia that played from 1937-1961 composed of young missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  My father-in-law Delmar Bjork, who is now 86 years old, served his mission in Australia from 1955-1957 and got to be a part of this team when the Mormon Yankees squad played exhibition games against international teams preparing for the 1956 Summer Olympics, which were held in Australia that year.  

Show Notes

The Mormon Yankees were an exhibition basketball team in Australia that played from 1937-1961 composed of young missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  My father-in-law Delmar Bjork, who is now 86 years old, served his mission in Australia from 1955-1957 and got to be a part of this team when the Mormon Yankees squad played exhibition games against international teams preparing for the 1956 Summer Olympics, which were held in Australia that year.