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:

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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 win the US Open title.  With his brother Reggie he also won two US Open doubles titles and seven Wimbledon titles.

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Emanuel Lasker (Germany – Chess) – he reigned as world chess champion from 1894 until 1921.  For most of this time he was far ahead of the rest of the world. He played with a more flexible approach to the game than his rivals and dominated the game in his era.

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John H Taylor (England – Golf) – on of the great golfers of the turn of the 20th century. He won The Open championship five times between 1894 and 1913. He also finished second six times and in the top six places a record 18 times.

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Cy Young (USA – Baseball) – one of the greatest pitchers in the history of baseball. His total of 511 wins remains the record for the most in the sport.  He pitched for 22 seasons  from 1890 to 1911 and averaged over 23 wins per season including five seasons with more than 30 wins.  The award made to the outstanding pitcher in each league is named in his honour.

 

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