The Columbus Panhandles: A Complete History of Pro by Chris Willis

By Chris Willis

In 1901 staff on the Panhandle retailers of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Columbus, Ohio shaped a certified soccer group known as the Columbus Panhandles. The railroad employees, as a rule ecu immigrants, realized the sport of soccer no longer on collage gridirons, yet at the sandlots of railroad yards in the course of their lunch breaks. With the management of an leading edge group supervisor and its difficult actual play, the Panhandles went directly to play for greater than 20 years as some of the most winning groups within the rag-tag days football.

Incorporating unique interviews and genuine newspaper money owed, Chris Willis recreates the principally forgotten tale of this specified squad of guys. In The Columbus Panhandles: an entire heritage of professional Football's hardest group, 1900-1922, Willis indicates how crew supervisor, destiny NFL commissioner Joseph Carr, used the perks of unfastened railroad go back and forth for staff and the gate allure of the recognized Nesser brothers to construct seasoned football's such a lot profitable touring staff. Season by means of season, Willis presents a desirable account of the team's marvelous triumphs and crushing losses.

Full of amazing newspaper rates, unique anecdotes, and lots of unique photographs, The Columbus Panhandles additionally profiles a couple of precept figures within the team's heritage, so much significantly supervisor Joe Carr and the six Nesser brothers who comprised the center of the squad for a few years. Written to honor the legacy of the Columbus Panhandles, this booklet can be of curiosity to historians, sportswriters and normal soccer lovers wanting to find out about the early days football.

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