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By William A. Cook

so much biographies of Jim Thorpe (1888–1953) emphasize his Olympic glory and his striking talents in song and soccer. Thorpe’s 1912 gold medals within the decathalon and pentathalon and his expertise at the gridiron rank him excessive between amazing athletes of the 20 th century. That Thorpe additionally performed brilliantly at the baseball diamond is a frequently disregarded part of his profession. This narrative of Thorpe’s upward push and fall in American activities will pay specific recognition to his time within the significant and minor leagues, together with his stormy courting with ny Giants supervisor John McGraw and baseball’s function in stripping Thorpe of his Olympic medals. by means of chronicling Thorpe’s involvement in baseball, soccer and music at the same time, this profile bargains a whole portrait of 1 of the main flexible athletes in activities history.

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