Jack Wings coach, Jack Adams, with his players in 1936. (Photo: Detroit News archives)
It's hard to be sorry that I'm sorry for ya, Boston – because it's, wait, how many weeks have you celebrated a sports championship?
And, oh, he kept Detroit on top of the stage as City of Champions. We know it is hard to believe, because of the hard situation of round things now now, but it really is true.
Detroit is the last city (and only the only) in America to hold three major trophies concurrently, and it happened in 1935-36, when the 1935 Tigers won their first World Series, then won the 1935 Lions first NFL Championship, and then 1935-36 Red Wings won their first Stanley Cup.
The Tigers met Cubs in the World Series, 4-2, behind Goose Goslin's striking warriors and Tommy Bridges round. The Lions pumped on the New York Giants, 26-7, in the NFL Championship at this one – Detroit University. Finally, the Red Wings beat Leafs Toronto Maple, 3-1, in the Stanley Final.
The amazing Detroit run earned the nickname “City of Champions.”
Boston wanted to join this exclusive club, after the World Sox of the World Series in October, then the Patriots won the Super Bowl in February.
Detroit was at the time with the world's heavyweight boxer, in the emerging Joe Louis; Olympic gold-trail tracker sprinter in Eddie "Midnight Express" Tolan, a national bowling team, a national champion who is her national champion, national champion champion, national fastball tennis team, national tennis champion, and Traverse City was living The team won a winning Ryder Cup team, and Walter Hagen, a legend of golf, among many other sporting achievements officially mentioned as part of "City of Champions."
The governor at the time, Frank Fitzgerald, announced "Champions Day" April 18 in the state of Michigan, and, according to an article in the Grosse Point Review, hosted the Detroit Times “Banquet Champions” in Templeic House, with $ 3 tickets. .
Crazy to think about now, isn't that? Detroit championship drought is 11 years old and counting, and the 2007-08 Red Wing is the last to keep a parade down in Woodward.
Meanwhile, two 18-year-old are born in Boston live with 12 professional titles to see: six of the Patriots, four at the Red Sox, and one by the Bruins and Celtics.
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