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George Hackenschmidt
Gotch vs. Hackenschmidt II

Gotch vs. Hackenschmidt II

September 4, 1911 was the date when George Hackenschmidt faced Frank Gotch for the second time. The bout took place in the infield right on home plate at the newly opened Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois and which drew a crowd of nearly 30,000 spectators and a...

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Frank Gotch

Frank Gotch

Frank Gotch defeated George Hackenschmidt twice, and the likes of Tom Jenkins, Benjamin Roller, and Stanislaus Zbyszko on his way to holding the Heavyweight Championship longer than any man before or since. It was Gotch’s technique that made him a Champion (Gotch’s...

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George Hackenschmidt in 1902

George Hackenschmidt in 1902

1902 was a pretty good year for “The Russian Lion,”George Hackenschmidt. That year he won the European Greco-Roman wrestling championship and took 3rd place in the World weight lifting championships in Vienna, Austria. This rare picture was taken in January, 1902 and...

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How to Wrestle by Frederick R. Toombs

How to Wrestle by Frederick R. Toombs

In the late 1899’s and early 29th century, The American Sports Publishing Co. put out dozens of booklets as part of Spalding’s Sports Library. — everything from lawn tennis, bowling, how to play 3rd base, to almanacs and rule books. This “How to Wrestle,” guide book...

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Paul Belling

Paul Belling

Paul Belling was billed as the national champion wrestler of Austria in the late 1800’s. He scrapped with the best of them including: Alex Aberg, George Lurich, Ursus Jankowsky, Stan Zbyszko, Ivan Poddubny, John Pohl, Tom Cannon, George Hackenschmidt, Magnus...

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The Russian Lion George Hackenschmidt

The Russian Lion George Hackenschmidt

George Hackenschmidt, "The Russian Lion", has the unique distinction of being a Champion wrestler, a Champion Strongman, a strength author, and and early physique star. His matches with Frank Gotch are widely regarded at the most famous wrestling matches of all time....

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Hack Miller – The Baseball Strongman

Hack Miller – The Baseball Strongman

Laurence H. “Hack” Miller was a pretty decent baseball player who spent a few seasons with the Chicago Cubs in the 1920’s. On August 25, 1922, Miller hit two 3-run home runs to help the Cubs beat the Phillies 26–23 in the highest-scoring game in major league history....

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George Hackenschmidt
Gotch vs. Hackenschmidt II

Gotch vs. Hackenschmidt II

September 4, 1911 was the date when George Hackenschmidt faced Frank Gotch for the second time. The bout took place in the infield right on home plate at the newly opened Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois and which drew a crowd of nearly 30,000 spectators and a...

read more
Frank Gotch

Frank Gotch

Frank Gotch defeated George Hackenschmidt twice, and the likes of Tom Jenkins, Benjamin Roller, and Stanislaus Zbyszko on his way to holding the Heavyweight Championship longer than any man before or since. It was Gotch’s technique that made him a Champion (Gotch’s...

read more
George Hackenschmidt in 1902

George Hackenschmidt in 1902

1902 was a pretty good year for “The Russian Lion,”George Hackenschmidt. That year he won the European Greco-Roman wrestling championship and took 3rd place in the World weight lifting championships in Vienna, Austria. This rare picture was taken in January, 1902 and...

read more
How to Wrestle by Frederick R. Toombs

How to Wrestle by Frederick R. Toombs

In the late 1899’s and early 29th century, The American Sports Publishing Co. put out dozens of booklets as part of Spalding’s Sports Library. — everything from lawn tennis, bowling, how to play 3rd base, to almanacs and rule books. This “How to Wrestle,” guide book...

read more
Paul Belling

Paul Belling

Paul Belling was billed as the national champion wrestler of Austria in the late 1800’s. He scrapped with the best of them including: Alex Aberg, George Lurich, Ursus Jankowsky, Stan Zbyszko, Ivan Poddubny, John Pohl, Tom Cannon, George Hackenschmidt, Magnus...

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The Russian Lion George Hackenschmidt

The Russian Lion George Hackenschmidt

George Hackenschmidt, "The Russian Lion", has the unique distinction of being a Champion wrestler, a Champion Strongman, a strength author, and and early physique star. His matches with Frank Gotch are widely regarded at the most famous wrestling matches of all time....

read more
Hack Miller – The Baseball Strongman

Hack Miller – The Baseball Strongman

Laurence H. “Hack” Miller was a pretty decent baseball player who spent a few seasons with the Chicago Cubs in the 1920’s. On August 25, 1922, Miller hit two 3-run home runs to help the Cubs beat the Phillies 26–23 in the highest-scoring game in major league history....

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