Outstanding playmaker and scorer as center for Barons for several seasons through 1947. Was on same line with Bobby Carse with Chicago Blackhawks when they set two records: five goals by one line in a single period, and Cunningham’s five points in that same period (three goals, two assists). Is in the Barons Hall of Fame.
Forward with Chicago Blackhawks 1939-43. Wounded and captured in service but recovered to become a star with Barons from 1946 through 1950, except for brief stint with Montreal. Served as American Hockey League Linesman and later ran Parma hockey program for 15 years. Still a Cleveland resident. In Barons Hall of Fame.
One of the best “point” defensemen in Barons history. Played two seasons for Cleveland in the late 1940s, then was sold to the New York Rangers where he starred for several seasons. Also played one season with Detroit.
Elected charter member of American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame, 1941. Named Cleveland “Bowler of the Half Century” in 1951. Set ABC Tournament record with eight consecutive all-events totals above 1800 from 1925 through 1932, and in 1934 became first man to head the ABC Tournament ten-year average listings. Maintained 33-year average of 193 in ABC tournaments.
Won Olympic 118-pound title at Helsinki, Finland, in 1954. Was Cleveland Golden Gloves flyweight champion in 1949 and 1950, won 118-pound championship in 1951, Won Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at 112 pounds in 1950 and 118 pounds in 1951.
First Cleveland boxer to win an Olympic title, earning 160-pound championship in 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, California. Won Cleveland Golden Gloves 160-pound championship and regional crown at same weight prior to qualifying for U.S. Olympic Team.
Won National AAU championship at 108 pounds in 1914, representing The Cleveland Athletic Club. One of Four Cleveland boxers to win titles that year. Their showing launched a highly successful era of amateur boxing in Cleveland.
Fought 118 bouts between 1914 and 1926. Briefly claimed the Middle weight title in a fight with Champion Johnny Wilson in 1921, but the outcome of bout was questioned by Cleveland Boxing Commission and in return match two months later he lost a 12-round verdict.
One of finest lightweights of the first decade of the 20th century. Among those he met in the ring were World Champion Willie Ritchie, English Champion Freddie Welsh and the renowned Packy McFarland.
Silver medalist in the high jump at the 1936 Olympic Games, he set a world record in the event at the National AAU Championships that same year, clearing 6′ 9-3/4″. Was Big Ten and NCAA high jump champion at Ohio State University after winning state high school championship at Cleveland East Tech. Also excelled in basketball and football at East Tech and was two-time Golden Gloves champion.
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