100 GREATEST SPORTS HEROES by

100 GREATEST SPORTS HEROES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sports addicts of all ages will enjoy these thumbnail sketches of the immortals in almost every phase of athletics (excluding such sports as fishing and hunting). Old timers can relive their memories of the great Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth in baseball; Jack Dempsey, Benny Leonard, Bob Fitzsimmons in the ring; Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones on the fairway; Jim Thorpe and Red Grange on the gridiron. Here too are the greats of today:- Bannister the first to run the mile in under four minutes; Perry O'Brien the only one to heave the shot over sixty feet, and so on. It would be difficult to criticize the selection which is sound and balanced.

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap