The Iron Horse

Not a baseball fan as a youngest, I was more aware the the terrible condition than this person gave his name to rather than the man himself. Lou Gehrig was one of the greatest baseball players to have graced the professional diamonds. His career lastest from 1923 until 1939. He played 2,130 consecutive games with… Continue reading The Iron Horse

The Driver

Lewis Hamilton is he the greatest driver of all time. He has matched or beaten Michael Schumacher for records, titles, wins, podiums etc, but is he the greatest of all time. To my mind Jim Clark was the greatest driver of all time. He won two World Championships, in 1963 and 1965. Clark was killed… Continue reading The Driver

The Runner

In the post entitled Origin, I mentioned a 1959 book called the ‘Encyclopedia of Sport‘* by Charles Harvey. One of the things I became fascinated by were the list of athletic records. As a budding athlete myself I would tick off the records as I equalled them hoping that one day my name would appear… Continue reading The Runner

Greatest Cup Comeback

We head back to 1967 for our first Sporting Great. Queens Park Rangers, aka, QPR aka Rangers or even the Rs, were in the Third Division of the English Football League. They had somehow managed to get through to the final of the English League Cup to play against West Bromwich Albion aka WBA of… Continue reading Greatest Cup Comeback


This is the second incarnation of this site. This time it is back with a revised format that I hope that readers will enjoy and I will enjoy posting. The idea for the site stems for a 1959 book called the ‘Encyclopedia of Sport‘* by Charles Harvey. Each sport was written by a specialist in… Continue reading Origins

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