Jim Thorpe: World's Greatest Athlete by Robert W. Wheeler PDF

By Robert W. Wheeler

Born in 1888 in Oklahoma Territory, Jim Thorpe was once a Sac and Fox Indian. After attending the Sac and Fox supplier college and Haskell Indian Junior collage in Lawrence, Kansas, he transferred to Carlisle Indian tuition in Pennsylvania. At Carlisle he led the soccer workforce to victories over a few of the nation’s most sensible university teams-Army, military, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Pennsylvania, and Nebraska. In 1912 he participated within the Olympic video games in Stockholm, profitable either the decathlon and pentathlon. It used to be then that King Gustav V of Sweden dubbed him "the world’s maximum athlete."

Between 1913 and 1919, Thorpe performed expert baseball for the hot York Giants, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Boston Braves. In 1915 he all started taking part in expert soccer with the Canton (Ohio) Bulldogs. while the pinnacle groups have been geared up into the yankee expert soccer organization in 1920, Thorpe was once named the 1st president of the league, which used to be renamed the nationwide soccer League in 1922. all through his profession he excelled in each recreation he performed, incomes King Gustav’s accolade again and again over.

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