Tom Cochrane was on tour in Canada when at a sound check at arena he met this nice soft spoken man who in the course of conversation told him that his son had aspirations to play pro hockey and had a scholarship in the States.
Cochrane asked the man if his son would be at the show that night not realizing the man had been using the past tense. That’s when he learned the man’s died in a car accident that past summer. The story stuck with Cochrane and came out in song as Big League!
Here’s’ Tom Cochrane with Big League