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“World's Greatest Athlete”
"My earning days in athletics are at an end and while sports have been my livelihood, I have really played for the love of competition.”
(Carlisle)...6'1'', 202...James Francis Thorpe ... All-American halfback at Carlisle, 1912 Olympic decathlon champion ... First big-name athlete to play pro football, signing with pre-NFL Canton Bulldogs in 1915 ... Named "The Legend" on the all-time NFL team ... Voted top American athlete of first half of 20th century ... First president of the NFL (first known as American Professional Football Association), 1920 ... Born May 28, 1888 in Prague, Oklahoma ... Died March 28, 1953, at age of 64.
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Posted on 28 Oct
The @Cubs & @Indians faceoff in Game 3 of #WorldSeries tonight, but the 2 cities have met many times on the gridiron