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FALL 2009
VOLUME 7 / NUMBER 4
IN THIS ISSUE: The Sporting Life   

 


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The Whale That Got Away

From Poor Kid to Featherweight Champ

A Football Rivalry Still On After 134 Years
Where to Find an Early Baseball Card Collection
How ESPN Came to Bristol

On the cover: The Norwich Free Academy 1898 team. Courtesy of Norwich Free Academy.

ContentsFeatures
pg 12
Whaler Mania
How Connecticut won and lost its NHL team. By Brian Codagnone
pg 18
Girls Can Play, Too!
From the Nutmeg Aggies to the UConn Huskies, Connecticut embraces women’s basketball.
By Elizabeth Lewis
Pg 24
The Fastest Men On Two Wheels
When bicycle racing was the biggest sport in America. By Bill Pierce
pg 30
The Meriden Buzz Saw
Kid Kaplan pulls himself up by his boxing gloves. By David Kluczwski
Departments
pg 9

Hog River Journal

pg 10

Letters, etc.

pg 12

Whaler Mania. By Brian Codagnone

pg 18 Girls Can Play, Too!: Women’s Basketball in Connecticut. By Elizabeth Lewis
pg 24 The Fastest Men On Two Wheels. By Bill Pierce
pg 30 The Meriden Buzz Saw. By David Kluczwski
pg 36 Destination: Ingalls Rink and the Yale Bowl. By Patrick Pinnell

pg 38

re: Collections: The McCook Boys Collect Baseball Cards. By Beverly Lucas
pg 40 Shoebox Archives: A Family Affair: The Manchester Road Race. By Christopher Pagliuco
pg 42 Destination: The Nation’s Oldest High-School Football Rivalry. By Geoff Serra
pg 44 How ESPN Came to Bristol. By David Nagle
pg 46 Connecticut’s Lost Ski Areas. By Diane Pflugrad Foley
pg 51 Afterword

 

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