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Profiles in Pennsylvania sports : athletic heroes and exploits from past and present in the Commonwealth where sports are almost everyone's passion

Author: Paul B Beers
Publisher: Harrisburg, Pa. : Stackpole Books, [1975]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul B Beers
ISBN: 0811720462 9780811720465
OCLC Number: 1504956
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Beaver Falls, football town: Joe Namath's hometwon builds winners --
Pottsville Maroons and other heroes: Pennsylvania's gridiron glory came early --
Master coaches: brainpower went with manpower --
Penn State wizard: Paterno is the thinking man's coach --
The original Steeler: Art Rooney won a title after 42 years --
Top 100 Pennsylvanians in football --
50 greatest Pittsburgh Steelers --
50 greatest Philadelphia Eagles --
The legendary Carlisle Indians: they did lose, but not often --
The greatest athlete in the world: "Thanks, king," said Jim Thorpe --
Quarterback country: Pennsylvania specializes in QB production --
Ferocious linebackers: take a boy from a small Pennsylvania town --
Don't knock the rock: Slippery Rock isn't funny --
The Palmer magic: Arnie is America's most successful athlete --
Blue-blooded Bill: Tilden made tennis a national sport --
Mr. Mack: the grand old man was nobody's fool --
The Flying Dutchman: Honus Wagner set the style for shortstops --
Immortal Matty: Christy Mathewson was baseball's first superstar --
The one-arm major leaguer: Nanticoke's Pete Gray made it on determination --
Top 100 Pennsylvanians in baseball --
Top 35 Philadelphia Athletics --
Top 35 Philadelphia Phillies --
Top 35 Pittsburgh Pirates --
Pugilistic Pennsylvania: there was Greb, McGovern, Conn and Loughran --
Pardon me, it's Zivic: Fritzie was the ring's greatest brawler --
Grapplers' grip: Pennsylvania mat men excel --
The mighty Macs: Little Immaculata made hoop history --
Top 50 Pennsylvanians in basketball --
The Green Bay of the ice game: Hershey loves God, country, chocolate and flying pucks --
Perfectionists with a cuestick: the Great Mosconi leads the pack --
The finest standardbreds in the world: Pennsylvania trotters and pacers are unrivaled.
Responsibility: Paul B. Beers.

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