By Jim Reisler

C.C.“Cash and hold” Pyle made a number of fortunes representing expert soccer and tennis players—before wasting every thing and disappearing into history’s dustbin. This paintings reevaluates Pyle’s speedy existence and instances whereas interpreting his awesome and enduring legacy.
In 1925, Pyle rocked the activities international by means of inducing crimson Grange to desert the leafy confines of the college of Illinois for professional soccer, in essence thumbing his nostril at protesting lecturers who insisted the circulation might irreparably damage either the varsity online game and Grange’s occupation. The booklet keeps via all of Pyle’s successes, and quite a lot of of his mess ups, together with his signing of debatable French tennis megastar Suzanne Lenglen and his near-bankruptcy following losses incurred staging the short-lived annual Bunion Derby, as newspaper columnists dubbed the infamous 3,470-mile transcontinental footrace first held in 1928.

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