Sunday, March 6, 2011

Podcast: Hobey Baker

He is best known for having a trophy named after him. The naming is justified.

Hobey Baker was a true hero in atime that it meant something.

Hobart Amory Hare “Hobey” Baker (January 15, 1892 – December 21, 1918) was a noted American amateur athlete of the early twentieth century.

Baker was widely regarded as one of the best athletes of his time, and is still considered one of the best American hockey players. When the Hockey Hall of Fame was founded in 1945 Baker was named one of the first twelve inductees, the only American among them. In 1973 he was named in the initial class of members for the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1975, and is the only person to be in both the hockey and college football halls of fame.

In this Journey into Hockey, we speak with Brian Codagnone of the New England Sports Musuem about Hobey Baker, the man and the legend.


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