By Bob Broeg
In his autobiography, Bob Broeg's anecdotes and revelations comprise tales approximately avid gamers, managers, proprietors, video games, seasons, personalities, writers and Broeg himself, fill the e-book and the reader's middle.
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S. cruiser, the cities of New York and Washington had huge ticker-tape parades. A gala reception was also planned in St. Louis, which felt the greatest sense of pride. Happily, the city had an opportunity to add a special touch. Cardinals owner Sam Breadon had decided to delay the Redbirds' first world championship rings presentation until the Giants came to town. Breadon had been blistered for trading Rogers Hornsby to the Giants for Frank Frisch following the 1926 season. The Cards owner wanted to make sure Hornsby could participate.
He told the bad guys to stuff their offer. Ruminating years later, Henry would sigh, ''They must have got to the referee instead. " Henry Armstrong Although my interest in boxing wavered over the years, it did not wane. I saw boxing as a socially desirable stepping stone upward and out of the ghetto. The list of champions reflected the triumphs of Germans, Jews, Irish, Italians, Blacks, and Hispanics. One of the heroes of my youth was a former hobo named William Harrison (Jack) Dempsey. He won the heavyweight championship the year after I was born.
At a friend's house, he offered kindly to wrestle both of us at once. The other guy, about Lou's age, was Gene Lamkiewicz, a Polish kid who was my close neighbor and friend. Quickly, Thesz grabbed and pinned Lamkiewicz, who then curled up on a nearby chair and purred with joy as Lou played with me like a cat taunting a mouse. Needless to say, I wasn't surprised when Thesz quickly became a local wrestling favorite. Boyhood friend, Louis Thesz, six-time national wrestling champion. Even if pro wrestling is now as phony as Santa Claus's whiskers and most rasslers don't know a half-nelson from a Lord Nelson, Thesz could truly wrestle.