What's your Delaware sports IQ? That's the question Delawareans are asking each other with the publication of the book, THE GREAT DELAWARE SPORTS BOOK. THE GREAT DELAWARE SPORTS BOOK is the only book ever devoted the sporting heritage in the First State. More
What's your Delaware sports IQ? That's the question Delawareans are asking each other with the publication of the book, THE GREAT DELAWARE SPORTS BOOK. THE GREAT DELAWARE SPORTS BOOK is the only book ever devoted the sporting heritage in the First State. Author Doug Gelbert digested the newspaper sports pages from every day for 125 years to bring the story of Delaware sports to life. The result is a journey through Delaware's sporting past - unlike anything that has ever been published in the state. All the teams, all the native professionals, all the Delaware Olympians. The easy-to-read format chronicles the Delaware sporting life decade-by-decade from 1870 on. Separate sections detail the history of auto racing, basketball, football, golf and horse racing. In baseball you will find comprehensive coverage of all 13 minor leagues featuring six Delaware towns. "It's a pleasure to read these many discoveries..." -Wilmington News Journal. "The thoroughness substantiates the claim to have written the Great Delaware Sports Book." -University of Delaware Review. "It's a must for trivia buffs and those eager to bone up on Delaware sports history. Yes, all the sports are here, the players, the coaches - the book is a gem." -Delaware State News and Daily Whale. So, what's your Delaware Sports IQ? What was the nickname of Wilmington's major league baseball team in the 1880s? Can you name all six Delaware towns to have sported a minor league baseball team? What future revered pro football coach played his first and only professional ball with the Wilmington Clippers? What tennis player won 2 Wimbledons, 7 United States Open crowns and 2 Delaware Open championships? What Delawarean once! won the pole position in the Indianapolis 500? What television star played for the Wilmington Blue Bombers basketball team? What two golfers from Delaware were on the United States winning 1953 Ryder Cup team? Much, much more.