Category Archives: Hall of Fame

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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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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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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World Sports Hall of Fame 1939: Ivar Ballangrud, Jose Capablanca, Rudolf Caracciola and Jimmy McClarnin

My choices for the World Sports Hall of Fame for 1939 are: Ivar Ballangrud (Norway – Speed Skating) – winner of four Olympic gold medals and a total of seven medals in total at the Games between 1928 and 1936. … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1939: Malcolm Campbell, Evie Pinching, Wavell Wakefield and Harold Whitlock

My choices to enter the British Sports Hall of Fame in 1939 are Malcolm Campbell (Motor Sport), – one of the most famous figures in motor sport in the 1920s and 1930s. He set world land speed and water speed … Continue reading

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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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