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World Sports Hall of Fame 1949: Abdelfattah Amr Bey, Don Budge, Helene Mayer and Byron Nelson

Abdelfattah Amr Bey (Egypt -Squash) –  The first dominant player in squash with five consecutive wins in the British Open between 1932 and 1938 when it was played on a challenge basis, and six British Amateur titles.  He took the … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1948: Henry Armstrong, Dhyan Chand, Don Hutson and Tazio Nuvolari

My choices for the World Sports Hall of Fame for 1948 are Henry Armstrong (USA – Boxing): – the first boxer to hold three world titles simultaneously. He won the world flyweight title in 1937 and the next year added … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle – World Sports Hall Of Fame 1947: Christl Cranz, Ragnhild Hveger, Barney Ross and Gene Sarazen

My choices for the World Sports Hall of Fame for 1947 are Christl Cranz (Germany – Alpine Skiing) – the outstanding female skier in the era before the Second World War.  She won a total of twelve world championship titles,  … 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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World Sports Hall of Fame 1939: Ivar Ballangrud, Rudolf Caracciola, Jimmy McClarnin and Hazel Wightman

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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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 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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