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World Sports Hall of Fame 1946: Tony Canzoneri, Tommy Hitchcock, Giuseppe Meazza and Eddie Shore

My choices for the World Sports Hall of Fame for 1946: Tony Canzoneri (USA – Boxing) –  one of the finest boxers of his time who won world titles at three weights.  At featherweight in 1927, lightweight in 1930 and … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1934 – Red Grange, Jack Hobbs, Martha Norelius and Gar Wood

My choices for the Hall of Fame for 1934 are: Red Grange (USA – American Football) – one of the greatest running backs in the early days of American Football. He helped to take the game to new heights of popularity. … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1931: Alex Jackson, Esme Mackinnon, Henry Segrave and Sammy Saville

My choices to enter the British Sports Hall of Fame in 1931 are: Alex Jackson (Football) – one of the greatest right-wingers in Scottish football history, renowned for great dribbling skills and free kicks. His finest day came when scoring … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1929 – Douglas Clark, Douglas Lowe, Billy McCracken and Harry Mallin

My latest choices for the Hall of Fame are: Douglas “Duggy” Clark (Rugby League) – a powerful forward who played in the “Rorke’s Drift” Test match of 1914, with a broken thumb and collar bone, when Great Britain held on … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1926

My latest choices are for 1926: Gertrude “Trudy” Ederle (USA – Swimming) – the first woman to swim the English Channel which she did in 1926 in a time two hours faster than any previous crossing.  In 1919 she set … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1923: Fred Archer, Octave Lapize, Harry Vardon and Honus Wagner

My choices for my World Hall of Fame for 1923 are: Fred Archer (England – Horse Racing) – regarded by most people as the greatest jockey of the 19th century. He was champion jockey for thirteen consecutive seasons from 1874 … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1921: Laurie Doherty, Emanuel Lasker, John H Taylor and Cy Young

My choices for the 1921 World Hall of Fame are: Laurie Doherty (England – Tennis) – winner of five Wimbledon singles titles from 1902 to 1906. He also won the Olympic title in 1900 and was the first overseas player to … Continue reading

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