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The Red Grange Story an Autobiography

by Ira Morton

  • ISBN: 9780252063299
  • ISBN10: 0252063295

The Red Grange Story an Autobiography

by Ira Morton

  • List Price: $14.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
  • Publish date: 11/01/1993
  • ISBN: 9780252063299
  • ISBN10: 0252063295
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Description: Red Grange stood with Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey in the 1920s as the most heralded figures in America's "Golden Age of Sport". Grantland Rice immortalized Grange in rhyme as "The Galloping Ghost" and named him and Jim Thorpe the halfbacks on his all-time college team. In 1991, when Sports Illustrated published its first special issue celebrating "yesterday's heroes", Red Grange, "An Original Superstar", was featured on the cover. A three-time All-American at the University of Illinois in 1923-25, Grange scored 31 touchdowns and ran for 3,637 yards in three eight-game seasons. In 1924 he gave what many consider to be the greatest single-game performance in the history of college football. Playing before 67,000 fans on the dedication day of Illinois' new Memorial Stadium, Grange scored four touchdowns in the first twelve minutes of play, ran for a fifth touchdown in the third quarter, and passed for a sixth touchdown in the final period. When Grange joined the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day 1925, five days after his last college game, it marked the turning point for professional football. His enormous popularity and drawing power became the force that was to transform the NFL into a major sports attraction. This is the first paperback edition of Grange's autobiography, originally published in 1953 and praised by Robert Cromie of the Chicago Tribune as "the literary equivalent of a perfectly planned and executed touchdown march". Illustrated with more than a dozen photographs, it includes a new introduction and afterword by Ira Morton.
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