By David M. Shribman
A century of Pittsburgh's wealthy activities heritage is widely known via 50 maximum moments during this quantity, culled from the insurance through the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. one of the storied previous of athletics within the Pennsylvanian urban, this assortment highlights such occasions because the Pirates on the global sequence; Steelers' large Bowls; the Penguins with their back-to-back Stanley Cups; the period while Carnegie "Tech," Duquesne, and Pitt have been all taking part in collage bowls; and boxing identify bouts fought by way of Harry Greb, Teddy Yaroz, and Billy Conn. those moments and others from the broad spectrum of franchises and corridor of reputation athletes in Pittsburgh's historical past are celebrated in a commemorative layout that illustrates why Pittsburgh has earned the identify of the "Best activities urban" greater than as soon as and why "City of Champions" has come to explain the city time and time back.
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Pitt Masters Georgia Tech; Score 32–0 Southern Champions Defeated by Warner’s Men at Forbes Field Thirty Thousand People See Golden Tornado Dimmed by Ferocious Panther in Which Famous Jump Shift Fails Utterly to Baffle Local Gridiron Stars. Visitors Are Not Equipped With Ground-Gaining Plays November 24, 1918 By Richard Guy The Pittsburgh Gazette Times The University of Pittsburgh once more arose to the height of its power in football and smote a killing blow to a much-heralded adversary when it vanquished Georgia Tech representatives yesterday afternoon at Forbes Field, 32 to 0, in the presence of an estimated crowd of 30,000 people.
Both Pitt and Georgia Tech were undefeated in 1918 when they met at Forbes Field. In a season shortened by war and an influenza epidemic, the powerful Georgia Tech team had averaged 84 points per game and had scored 128 points against North Carolina State. But with All-American freshman Tom Davies leading the way, Pitt shut out Georgia Tech and claimed its third national championship under Pop Warner. Pitt Masters Georgia Tech; Score 32–0 Southern Champions Defeated by Warner’s Men at Forbes Field Thirty Thousand People See Golden Tornado Dimmed by Ferocious Panther in Which Famous Jump Shift Fails Utterly to Baffle Local Gridiron Stars.
This was due to the fact that Tunney also was fast and kept moving around with him. Greb Follows Rushing Tactics Greb fought his usual rushing bout, while Tunney confined most of his efforts to trying to catch him coming in and score with swings to the body. He planted a number of these and after the first four or five rounds they appeared to have their effect on Greb, but Harry’s wonderful vitality came to his aid and he got back into his best stride again. Greb weighed in at 162¼ pounds at 2 o’clock this afternoon.