Monthly Archives: May 2014

World Sports Hall of Fame 1921: Laurie Doherty, Emanuel Lasker, John H Taylor and Cy Young

My choices for the 1921 World Hall of Fame are: Laurie Doherty (England – Tennis) – winner of five Wimbledon singles titles from 1902 to 1906. He also won the Olympic title in 1900 and was the first overseas player to … Continue reading

Posted in Hall of Fame | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The History of Sport: 1881 and 1882

Some of the notable events in sports in the years 1881 and 1882 1881 Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers both change their venues to enclosed grounds where gate money can be charged.  This helped to pave the way for fully professional … Continue reading

Posted in Sports History | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

British Sports Hall of Fame 1921: Dorothea Douglass, Punch Fairs, Harry Vardon and Harold Wagstaff

My four nominations for the Hall of Fame in 1921 are: Dorothea Douglass (later Dorothea Lambert Chambers) (Tennis) – She won seven Wimbledon singles titles between 1903 and 1914 and held two match points when going for an eighth.  She … Continue reading

Posted in Hall of Fame | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Greatest Sports Stars Of Different Eras: Part One – From Ancient Times to 1000 AD

Since I started this blog I have included regular posts with a short history of the major sports events from different periods.  I have also given annual “awards” for the best sportsman and woman of the year and team of … Continue reading

Posted in All-time Greats | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment