The Traveler… in the line-up…

October 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Today I traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, by the way of The Atlanta Constitution dated October 14, 1917, where I found that it was world series time with the White Sox playing the fifth game against the Giants. I also found coverage on Jim Thorpe’s only appearance in a World Series game as well… “Because Cicotte, a right-hander, was pitching, Robertson batted in place of Thorpe, the Indian having been nominated to play right field when Russell was announced as the home hurler…” Thorpe’s name also appears in the box-score.

~The Traveler


The Traveler… The Olympic champion, Jim Thorpe…

August 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In today’s journey I traveled to Carlisle, Pennsylvania through the Valley Sentinel dated August 20, 1912, wherein I found: “Olympic Reception a Gratifying Success”, being the home-town (college) celebration for the Olympic two-time gold medalist Jim Thorpe. His performance was amazing as he destroyed the world’s best in the decathlon and pentathlon. There is a lot of coverage in this paper on the celebration, including mention of Coach “Pop” Warner.

One hundred years later, Olympians are still breaking records in many ways, not only by performance and speed… Michael Phelps retires as the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals; Gabby Douglas, the first African-American to win gold in all-around gymnastics; the first ‘blade-runner’ Oscar Pistorius, and many more yet to come. Congratulations to all of the Olympians!

~The Traveler