Sunday, November 14, 2010

Afternoon at the Queens Historical Society

Lee found an announcement in one of the local Queens newspapers that there would be a talk at the Queens Historical Society about a book titled The Greater New York Sports Chronology by Jeffrey Kroessler.  We took a walk on a pleasant fall day to the Society's headquarters to hear the author talk.  It seems that most of the significant sports events in the history of the United States happened in New York City.  The author mentioned some of them including:
  • The Don Larsen Perfect Game
  • The Mets winning the world series in 1969
  • The Football Giants winning the greatest game ever played in 1958
  • The Knicks beating the Lakers for the NBA championship in 1970
  • Secretariat winning the Triple Crown
The book lists hundreds of sporting events in NYC in chronological order.  I recommend it for all sports fans.

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