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Rob Blake's path to Hall of Fame started with the Kings
Rob Blake's path to Hall of Fame started with the Kings

The Blake family ran a farm machinery business alongside the corn, wheat and soybeans they grew in Simcoe, Canada, about 90 minutes southwest of Toronto, and everyone was expected to pitch in. Robert and Sandra Blake's oldest son, Russ, and youngest son, Dave, could fix anything. Middle son Rob was destined for something different, a notion that became clear the day his father told him to reassemble a tractor his brothers had repaired. "It's actually easy to put back together, just bolts and fitting everything. It took all afternoon," Rob said. "I put it all together and when he came over, I had a little box with a whole bunch of spare parts in it. I remember him...

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