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The History of Sport 1929: Tilden’s seventh US Open, Frank Devlin’s fifth succesive badminton title, Nevers rushes for 6 TDs in a game, first Monaco Grand Prix, Borg’s 32nd swimming record, England footballers lose to an overseas nation for the first time.

Some of the notable events in sport in 1929:- Steel shafts for golf clubs are authorised in Britain and first made by Spaldings of Putney. Walter Hagen retains the Open golf title to win his fourth Open championship. Britain win … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1932: Eddie Eagan, Jay Gould, Gillis Grafstrom and Ernie Nevers

My choices for the Hall of Fame for 1932 are: Eddie Eagan (Boxing and Bobsleigh) – although his individual sporting achievements are not remarkable he holds a unique place inn sporting annals. He won the US amateur boxing title in … Continue reading

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