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BILL DWYER’S NEW YORK AMERICANS

January 7th, 2010 · No Comments

by Ron Spence
Sports were all the rage by the ‘90s – the 1890s.
Americans were spending some $150 million per year – the players’ salaries for three NHL teams today – on recreation, and by 1909, $1 billion on recreation and travel combined.
People had discovered this new-fangled thing called leisure, as their work weeks were [...]

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BEFORE SIDNEY VISITED DANIEL

December 11th, 2009 · No Comments

THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES

THE OTTAWA SENATORS

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I COULDN'T THROW AWAY THIS PICTURE

October 5th, 2008 · No Comments

by Ron Spence
As is apparent from earlier posts, I have a real interest in the time around 1910. I did my first blog on Shibe Park and then a second on the inaugural Indy 500.
And, there’s one picture that I could never throw away.
It’s of the young fellow below, who played for the Philadelphia Athletics.
And, [...]

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THE SEEDS FOR "THE GOLDEN AGE OF SPORTS"

August 28th, 2008 · No Comments

by Ron Spence
As noted in the Dwyer article, sports were becoming mainstream by the 1910s, as large stadiums were being built, and working class people had both the time and money to attend games.
As this was happening, newspaper coverage of sporting events was expanding. In 1880, only .04% of a newspaper’s editorial was dedicated sports. [...]

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TRIVIA – GOALIE

August 28th, 2008 · No Comments

by Ron Spence
Name the only goalie, to ever play against Georges Vezina, and later win the Vezina Trophy.
Also – a hint – he is one of the few goalies to play for the Habs and never lose a game.

Roy “Shrimp” Worters
 
Worters finished the 1930-31 season with a 1.61 goals-against average, and was awarded the Vezina [...]

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