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British Sports Hall of Fame 1949: Raich Carter, Carl Erhardt, Patsy Hendren and Megan Taylor

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame for 1949 are:   Raich Carter (Football) – One of the best forwards in Britain of the 1930s and 1940s.  His career spanned both sides of World War Two and his … Continue reading

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The Greatest Decathletes and Heptathletes Of All-Time

My latest look at different athletics events and their finest ever exponents turns to the multi-events. I have listed a number of the best athletes in roughly chronological order with a table showing their achievements. The key to the table … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1927: Babe Ruth hits sixty home runs for the all conquering Yankees, the first Ryder Cup, Greyhound Derby, Champion Hurdle and World table tennis championship, the ‘Long Count’ heavyweight title fight.

  Some of the main events in sport in 1927 In football Cardiff City 1–0 Arsenal in the final of the FA Cup.  This victory remains the only time the competition has been won by a club outside England. New … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1948: Henry Armstrong, Dhyan Chand, Don Hutson and Tazio Nuvolari

My choices for the World Sports Hall of Fame for 1948 are Henry Armstrong (USA – Boxing): – the first boxer to hold three world titles simultaneously. He won the world flyweight title in 1937 and the next year added … Continue reading

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Most Wins in the Major British and Irish National Hunt (Hurdles and Steeplechases) Horse Races

Here is a list of the most important races in the National Hunt season and the most successful horses in them. The top part lists races that are Grade One (highest standard) where weights are generally equal for all. The … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1926: Gertrude Ederle is the first woman to swim the Channel, the first British Grand Prix, Molla Mallory’s eighth US Open, Bobby Jones makes golf history, Huddersfield’s hat-trick of league titles.

      Some of the notable events in sport in 1926: Huddersfield Town are the first team to win the English Football League championship title three times in succession. The Second Women’s World Games for athletics are held in … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1948: Wally Hammond, Peter Kane, Ralph Nichols and Dorothy Round

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame1948 are: Wally Hammond (Cricket) – one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He broke the record for the most total runs in Test cricket when surpassing the 5410 of Jack … Continue reading

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