Category Archives: Hall of Fame

World Sports Hall of Fame 1938: Chiquito de Cambo, Kustaa Pihljamaki, Babe Ruth and Matthias Sindelar

My choice for the World Sports Hall of Fame  for 1938 are: Chiquito de Cambo (Spain – Pelota) – arguably the greatest player in the history of Pelota.  He was the world’s best player from the start of the Twentieth … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1938: Edgar Baerlein, Alex James, Gladys Lunn and Gwen Neligan

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame for 1938 are Edgar Baerlein (Rackets and Real Tennis) – winner of the British Amateur rackets singles title a record nine times and the British Amateur real tennis singles title thirteen … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1937: Frank Burge, Johan Grottumsbraten, Sonja Henie and Fred Perry

My choices for the World Sports Hall of Fame for 1937 are:   Frank Burge (Australia – Rugby League) – one of the greatest forwards in the history of rugby league, who was noted for his scoring ability. On the … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1937: Jack “Kid” Berg, Steve Donoghue, Nellie Halstead and Harold Larwood

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame in 1937 are: Jack “Kid” Berg (Boxing) – one of the best British boxers of his time.  He was a precocious youngster who in a non-title bout aged sixteen beat the … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1936: Charles Pahud de Mortanges, Rie Mastenbroek, Jesse Owens and Karl Schafer

My choices to enter the World Sports Hall of Fame in 1936 are: Charles Pahud de Mortanges (Netherlands – Equestrianism) – the first rider to retain the individual title in the 3 Day event at the Olympics.  He did this by taking the gold … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1936: Jackie Brown, Tich Freeman, Fred Perry and Elisha Scott

The inductees to my British Sports Hall of Fame for 1936 are: Jackie Brown (Boxing) – one of the finest British boxers of the 1930s.  In October 1932 he won the world flyweight title from Young Perez who was retired from … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1935 – Walter Hagen, Maria Mednyanszky, Clas Thunberg and Mickey Walker

My choices for the World Sports Hall of Fame for 1935 are – Walter Hagen (USA -Golf) – the winner of eleven golf Majors at a time when there were only three to play for. He won the US Open … Continue reading

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