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The History of Sport 1921: Another Home Run Record for Babe Ruth, The First Women’s World Games, First Pro Football Season, Boxing’s First Million Dollar Fight

The main events in sport in 1921 Rangers win the Scottish football league with a record 76 points. The English League founds the Third Division. It is divided into North and South divisions. Only thirteen people attend the football match … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1946: Cliff Bastin, Jack Beresford, Jimmy Foster and Sydney Wooderson

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame for 1946 are: Cliff Bastin (Football) – a brilliant left winger who was integral to the Arsenal team which won five English championships between 1931 and 1938. He also won two … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1920: 29 Nations Attend The Antwerp Olympics, Paul Radmilovic’s fourth gold as Britain win a hat-trick of water polo titles, Oscar Swahn takes gold at 72, Nedo Nadi wins five fencing golds. In American Football the NFL is Founded

Some of the notable events in sport in 1920: The National Football League (NFL) is founded as the American Professional Football Association in Canton, Ohio.  The first NFL championship is won by the Akron Pros. In baseball the Negro National … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1945: Lou Gehrig, George Nepia, Harold Vanderbilt and Helen Wills-Moody

As with the British version I have resumed my World Sports Hall of Fame in1945, following World War II when little sport took place. My first post-war inductees are : Lou Gehrig (USA -Baseball) – one of the central players … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1919 – Most Sport Resumes After World War I. The Chicago Black Sox Baseball Scandal, Jack Dempsey Wins The World Heavyweight Title

Sports events started to resume in the year following the end of World War I although some usually held towards the start of the year weren’t contested. Competitive football resumes after the end of World War I in the 1919–20 … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1945: Alf Ellaby, Hughie Gallagher, Peggy Scriven and Hedley Verity

As there was very little sport in the World War II years of 1939 to 1945 I am resuming my Hall of Fame lists for Britain and the World from 1945. Here are my choices for the British Hall of … Continue reading

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The Greatest Cross-Country Skiers of All-Time: Bjorn Dæhlie and Marit Bjørgen

Here are some of the relevant statistics showing the records of the leading competitors in cross-country skiing in the major events. The table is organised mainly by the number of wins in major races such as the world cup which … Continue reading

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