History

Playing the Game – Strength Magazine – October, 1923

You may recall that something like a generation a.go there were just four sports that were accorded real recognition by the great deity, Fan, in this country. We recognized baseball as OUR sport, accepted it to our bosom and made national heroes out of the Waddells, Mathew sons, the Delehantys, Lajoies and Wagners. In only slightly lesser degree did we bow acknowledgment to football which the college world adopted as its own. Add to these the boxing ring and the race track and you have just about covered the field of America’s great sports.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas