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1935 into 1936, Detroit’s Incredible Sports Time

September 18, 2017

In citing the fact tonight’s tilt between the Detroit Lions and New York Giants is a redux of the 1935 NFL title, the league’s third such game, the incredible, I believe and am virtually sure, unprecedented title success of Detroit teams in 1935 manifests.

During the still Depression times that hit the “Motor City” especially hard, Detroit’s three major league professional teams “titled” in and/or around 1935, each title clincher having a “G” named player either opening or closing the Detroit scoring.

The most important hit by a “G” man/player was Goose Goslin’s (a double “G”) World Series winning rbi in game 6 of the ’35 W.S. in game 6 vs the Chicago Cubs.

In the aforementioned ’35 NFL title game, a (26-7) Lions’ win vs the Giants, Ace “G”utowsky opened the game’s scoring, giving “Det” a lead they never relinquished.

The Red Wings gave Detroit a third simultaneous title, surely unprecedented, when they took Toronto (Maple Leafs) three games to one, in a best of five (1935-1936) Stanley Cup final.

In the decisive game, a (3-2) Wings’ win, Ebbie “G”oodfellow of Detroit scored a goal to tie the game an eventual (3-2) “Vogues” (a “G” name coined the term “Vogues” for the Wings) Cup clinching win.


1935 was the first time Detroit won the W.S. —Al Kaline, pictured above, led the Tigers to their third crown in the late/not so great (Detroit winning was) 1968.

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