Tag Archives: Sports Hall of Fame

World Sports Hall of Fame 1951: Haydn Bunton, Janina Kurkowska, Joe Louis and Ellen Preis

My choices for the world sports Hall of Fame for 1951 are: Haydn Bunton (Australia – Australian Rules Football) – one of the greatest Aussie Rules players.  He started in Victoria with Fitzroy and won the Brownlow medal as the … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1950: Charlie Elliott, Rinty Monaghan, Graham Sharpe and Haydn Tanner

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame for 1950 are: Charlie Elliott (Horse Racing) – winner of fourteen English classics and one of the most stylish jockeys of his era. He tied for the jockeys championship in 1923 … 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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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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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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World Sports Hall of Fame 1936: Alfredo Binda, Rie Mastenbroek, Jesse Owens and Karl Schafer

My choices to enter the World Sports Hall of Fame in 1936 are: Alfredo Binda (Italy – Cycling) – the outstanding road race cyclist of his era.  He was the winner of the Giro d’Italia five times (in 1925, 1927-29 … 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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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 1934: Nancy Cave, Tommy Hampson, Jack Hobbs and Joe Thompson

My choices to enter the Hall of Fame for 1934 are: Nancy Cave (Squash) – together with her sister Joyce she dominated the squash world for women in the early years of the sport. Each sister won the British women’s … Continue reading

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