By David M. Shribman
A century of Pittsburgh's wealthy activities historical past is widely known via 50 maximum moments during this quantity, culled from the insurance via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. one of the storied prior of athletics within the Pennsylvanian urban, this assortment highlights such occasions because the Pirates on the global sequence; Steelers' great Bowls; the Penguins with their back-to-back Stanley Cups; the period whilst Carnegie "Tech," Duquesne, and Pitt have been all taking part in university bowls; and boxing identify bouts fought by way of Harry Greb, Teddy Yaroz, and Billy Conn. those moments and others from the extensive spectrum of franchises and corridor of repute athletes in Pittsburgh's background are celebrated in a commemorative layout that illustrates why Pittsburgh has earned the identify of the "Best activities urban" greater than as soon as and why "City of Champions" has come to explain the city time and time back.
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Carnegie Tech was once a great football power, and so once long ago was Duquesne, and in more recent years so was Pitt. College basketball has thrived here, both the male and female variety, the Civic Arena for some fleeting moments seeming like our local Palestra, and we have had a few strong cups of coffee with pro basketball. Hockey is a language and religion all its own, spoken and practiced here. And if you are younger than 19 years old you will have to take my word for this, but baseball has thrived in our neighborhood for more than a century, and we have the pennants to prove it.
I held him too cheap. Being knocked down is a sensation new to me. ” “One good chance” just about describes the fight. For five rounds Klaus fought as though he was working out in a gymnasium. Chip was worked hard all the time, but when he led, Klaus warded off his punches, and when he felt like it he sent his right or left to the body, but there was not the viciousness to these punches that characterized his former fights. He paid more attention to boxing and during the intermission between the round he joked and chatted with his manager George Engel, and Billy Reynolds, a Philadelphia friend.
He later was discharged and thereafter remained away from the pool room. Johnny is the son of Jacob Woodruff, a WPA worker. His mother and four sisters are the other members of the family. A movement was started here today to give Woodruff a testimonial on his return here. 10.