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'365' covers all sports
February 23, 2011 - Burt Angeli
There's a book out there for Wisconsin sports fans who enjoy history and like to read. Respected Wisconsin sports writers Dale Hofmann and Cliff Christl compiled “365: The Best Wisconsin Sports Stories Day By Day.” They cover all sports, from high school to pros, in "365." Biggest crowd for a Wisconsin sporting event? That would be the 1941 boxing card at Milwaukee’s Juneau Park where record 135,000 watched world middleweight champion Tony Zale. For basketball fans, "365" notes Beloit College playing the nation’s best teams in 1951 and Rhinelander’s John Kotz helping Wisconsin to the 1941 NCAA championship. Closer to home, "365" mentions Gene Ronzani of Iron Mountain, Burt Gustafson of Iron River, Anna DeForge of Niagara and Anthony Pieper of Wausaukee along with the 1949 Marinette-Menominee high school football rivalry when a Life magazine photographer showed up. Packers, Badgers, Bucks and Brewers. They're all in "365." ...
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