THE BEST, WORST AND MOST UNUSUAL IN SPORTS by Stun & Shirley Fischler

THE BEST, WORST AND MOST UNUSUAL IN SPORTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

It's doubtful whether the Fischlers' compendium of ultimates will ever supplant the Guinness Book of Records but their opinions of the mostest and the worstest are not to be sneered at. They'll reveal the Best Allusion to Baseball in a Non-Baseball Movie (clue: Clark Gable said it to Grace Kelly), the Best Cold-Weather Game (The Green Bay Packers vs. the Dallas Cowboys for the NFL championship--guess who won?), and the Worst Year for Football (1905, when 18 people died of football injuries). Learn about the time the New York Rangers employed a hypnotist (Worst Stunt) and the time the Philadelphia Athletics employed a heckler (Worst Heckler). Other farfetched entries include: Best Slavic-American Tennis Community (don't ask), Best-Named Horse (Upset--the only horse to ever beat the great Man o' War), and Best Crowd at a Funeral (the 150,000 Argentinians Who came to bid farewell to heavyweight Oscar Bonavena, shot to death outside a brothel in Mustang, Nevada, only last year). Should anyone get the idea that the Fischlers have devised the best way to clear their files of fruity sports lore, they won't be far wrong.

Pub Date: Oct. 12th, 1977
Publisher: T. Y. Crowell